Final Trailer for PACIFIC RIM Focuses on the Pilots Behind the Jaegers

     July 2, 2013


The new final trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim takes a step away from giant robots and monsters in order to focus on the very human pilots at the center of the conflict.  It’s a nice reminder to those who are already won over by the spectacle of the film that a character story still lies at its heart.  This is already my most-anticipated film of the year and this final trailer only reinforces that.

If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage for the film, be sure to check out his video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus interviews with Guillermo del ToroCharlie DayRon Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.  Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman star.  Directed by Guillermo del ToroPacific Rim opens July 12.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

Here’s the final trailer for Pacific Rim:

Here’s the official synopsis:

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end.  To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.  But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.  On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past.  Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.



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  • andi

    these trailers would be a bit more exciting if they just left out that very embarrassing speech.


    • Jay

      It would have been a lot cooler if that speech were a surprise, but I’ve heard it like 30 times now.

    • pinkincide

      Yeah, “Cancelling the Apocalypse” is the new “Fear is a Choice”. Cringeworthy.

      • hunter

        i feel like it’s the new “release the kraken”

      • OhDawg

        …and it’s probably intended to be the new “Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”
        I think it works, but I have heard plenty of people who agree with you, so I’ll concede I’m probably in the minority here.

    • Ozweego

      It’s definitely no Independence Day speech delivered by Bill Pullman in ID4.

  • Jay

    Can Jaegers not go out during the day?

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Meh !

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  • Ozweego

    Still not sure what to make of this Robot Jox remake. I think I will give this a week in theatres before I start looking into it.

  • Convoy

    Still going to see it opening night.

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  • bluetuned

    Oh hey look…. characters.

  • Bob

    I think this is def one of the best trailers for this movie. Gets me excited a little for it when I wasn’t before. And, I don’t get all the hate on the speech. It sounds fine imo, Elba sounds fine delivering it as well. It will prob sound better in context when you watch the whole movie as well.