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'Pacific Rim' Trailer Gets Deep Into Sci-Fi Monster Territory: VIDEO


2011's Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford sci-fi Western mash-up Cowboys & Aliens had the right idea by blending two beloved, fertile genres, though most critics and viewers agreed they missed the mark in execution.

Hopefully the same won't be said about Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming robots versus monsters flick that stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day, among others.

Judging from the trailer, found via Gizmodo, and knowing his previous work - Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy - it's safe to say del Toro knows what he's doing.

Watch the Pacific Rim trailer AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. So, abasically it's a live action Evangelon then? Do like the GladOS easter egg, though.

    Posted by: LiamB | Dec 13, 2012 3:23:47 PM

  2. I'm sorry, but all I see is a Godzilla meets Transformers meets Power Rangers. Blerg.

    Posted by: Michael Graye | Dec 13, 2012 3:35:18 PM

  3. I watched Pan's Labyrinth once and then sold it for 10 cents at a yard sale. Vile movie.

    Posted by: Butch | Dec 13, 2012 3:42:09 PM

  4. looks like Guillermo has been catching up on his Toho Production Kaiju movies on Saturday mornings.

    Posted by: Kenn | Dec 13, 2012 3:45:43 PM

  5. It's not about Samoan salad-tossing?! What a rip!

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 13, 2012 3:51:23 PM

  6. Coming soon...
    Me too, I am so excited!

    Posted by: Michel Filion | Dec 13, 2012 3:51:43 PM

  7. So basically Voltron? But with more modern mechs like Gundam, Big O etc?

    Posted by: ravewulf | Dec 13, 2012 3:56:11 PM

  8. Also a bit of Battleship mixed in. At least at the beginning it seems.

    I love the GladOS appearance. Hopefully she is as disdainful of humans as ever.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 13, 2012 4:02:23 PM

  9. Whenever I hear "Pacific rim" I for some reason think of Asian twinks...

    Posted by: Mikey Dallas | Dec 13, 2012 4:10:44 PM

  10. One of the monsters has a pointy snout like a shark. That's really creepy for some reason. Yeeesh. I read on Wiki this is his homage to Japanese Giant Monster films. Hope it lives up to the hype this trailer creates.

    Posted by: AJ | Dec 13, 2012 4:30:33 PM

  11. it will make millions....... then it will be a video / ipad/ iphone game.........

    Posted by: steve | Dec 13, 2012 4:36:50 PM

  12. it will make millions....... then it will be a video / ipad/ iphone game.........

    Posted by: steve | Dec 13, 2012 4:36:51 PM

  13. 1st thing I thought of was Voltron or Ultraman

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 13, 2012 4:37:49 PM

  14. WOW!

    tingles, so want to see it

    Posted by: Moz's | Dec 13, 2012 4:50:43 PM

  15. Long live portal references!

    Posted by: KyleC | Dec 13, 2012 4:59:11 PM

  16. Wow, does that ever look stupid. Guillermo del Toro, really? A few years back, there was an animated film that mixed up the two genres, called "Monsters vs. Aliens," that greatly surprised me by being really good. It took advantage of the comedy gold inherent with the history of both genres, and added in some heart. So there's potential in this mix. But if the likes of Guillermo del Toro can't pull off that same kind of success with this material, I'm going to stop being disappointed he dropped out of directing "The Hobbit."

    Posted by: Zlick | Dec 13, 2012 5:06:26 PM

  17. Noisy garbage. And what's with the color in fantasy films? Why is everything stripped to almost black-and-white? It's one of the reasons the new Superman film looks so ugly.

    Posted by: Bob | Dec 13, 2012 5:14:03 PM

  18. I say bring back Mothra. She'd kick everyone's ass and look good doing it.

    Posted by: Yeek | Dec 13, 2012 7:04:30 PM

  19. He drops the Hobbit to work on other projects..... and this is what he comes up with? Are you kidding? If you're going to make mindless popcorn movies at least make sure the effects work doesn't look completely tacky.

    Posted by: Lance | Dec 13, 2012 10:45:57 PM

  20. Obviously forbidding real physics for the sake of fantasy it looks entertaining yet totally forgettable. I hope there is something else in the plot than the giant monsters fight the mechas. But in movies like this it was never a hurdle so why bother.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Dec 14, 2012 12:06:20 AM

  21. Didn't Japanese filmmakers already do this several times over?

    Posted by: RC | Dec 14, 2012 12:41:14 AM

  22. Loving it! Can't wait.

    Posted by: Lezhow | Dec 14, 2012 6:43:19 AM

  23. I couldn't stand Mothra. I always loved it when Godzilla pummeled her ass.

    Posted by: scootsie | Dec 14, 2012 1:29:15 PM

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