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 Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene. Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman star. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific 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.