Watch the New Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM from CES 2013

     January 7, 2013


Warner Bros. has put together a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim for Qualcomm’s presentation at CES 2013.  The story is kicked off by the rise of monsters (known as Kaiju) from the sea who start a war that devastates humanity.  To fight back, the humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots.  We here at Collider support a movie that gives Del Toro $200 million dollars to design sea monsters and giant robots that fight each other.  The trailer delivers on that promise with new footage.

Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko KikuchiMax MartiniRob KazinskyClifton Collins Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.  Pacific Rim opens July 12, 2013.  To learn more, check out Del Toro’s commentary on the first trailer.  Watch the CES trailer after the jump.

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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  • Straymo

    nice shout out to Jurassic Park.

  • Strong Enough

    Imagine how slow those fight scenes are going to be. I’m going to be waiting 5 mintues for a giant robot to throw a punch lol

    • J Wilson

      It’ll be like that Batman/Bane fight from the end of Dark Knight Rises…

  • junierizzle

    This and Jack the Giant Slayer sounded so cool on paper.

  • adel

    Look like cheap CGI especially the monsters .. the acting look bad too

  • Lance

    There is no way this is not going to be awesome. Even if it’s bad, it’ll be awesomely bad. As opposed to Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, which are just terrible.

  • T2

    Who cares about the stupid special effects! You super critics are lame……if the FX look bad you say “terrible CGI” and if it has awesome FX you say “CGI is great, but it’s not going to have a good story”. Personally I could care less if the CGI is crappy, as long as it has a good story. And Guillermo del Toro never disappoints!!!! I remember when The Matrix was about to come out, everyone was saying “its got Keanu Reeves in it, so it’s going to be Ted “Theodore” Logan in a sci fi movie”……and look what happened….that movie changed movies and SciFi forever!!!!

    • randommale

      the Matrix changed actions movies more than it did sci-fi movies, sci-fi movies are still more influenced by Blade Runner than the Matrix

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  • Elitist Prick

    Apropos of nothing… at the line “they never considered our ability to stand,” I can’t help but think of the REM song “Stand.” Then, I can’t help but imagine the whole trailer being scored to that song, which makes me giggle.

  • JoKEr

    I hope this turns out to be better then the TDKR……..waist of film that movie was.

    • mattinacan

      lol shut up already

    • Tony


      The part of the human body below the ribs and above the hips of film that movie was?

      • J Wilson

        Heh…he’s right about DKR though.

  • Brett

    This is a much better trailer than the first one. But the robots/monsters feel very clunky and I don’t get that great of a vibe from it. It may be a better film than a trailer, but this sort of thing should really zing in preview form and it isn’t for me.

  • Brett

    This is a much better trailer than the first one. But the robots/monsters feel very clunky and I don\’t get that great of a vibe from it. It may be a better film than a trailer, but this sort of thing should really zing in preview form and it isn\’t for me.

  • Um, Sure

    So, let me get this straight: The robots move a bit slower and that’s a bad thing? The deliberate movement sells the scale as far as I’m concerned. We’ve seen giant robots moving super swift in Transformers and that looks like eyeball puke. I’m down for an aesthetic change.

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  • Jeane

    I see a few comments about how good the script must be and how it’ll probably have a great story thanks to GDT. A draft of the script is out there on the internet, and while everyone has their own opinion, I think the majority of people who would read it would agree this is one of the most cliché-riddled movies ever (I’d pull some examples but I figure even vague descriptions would probably be considered spoilers to most.) Sometimes these derivative plot points can be forgiven when you have interesting characters, but the characters in Pac Rim are pretty much cookie-cutter roles with nothing interesting to say. It’s possible that some of this has been sweetened up since this draft, and the great cast of actors will probably help improve some of this dialogue, but it’s still quite disappointing.

    Needless to say, I’m not coming into this expecting an engaging story. I’m in it for the spectacle, and on that basis I will say some of this CG is looking a bit iffy. Some shots from the trailer look okay, but others look rather cheap. Naturally this movie is going to have a crapload of CG shots and I’m sure they’re still deep in post-production, so hopefully some of this is going to be smoothed out before June.

    Whatever the case, I’m still looking forward to this movie: giant kaiju monsters, a great cast, some interesting designs, and honestly, what’s the last giant mech movie we’ve had? Robot Joxx?

  • dallas

    How come they havent shown off Charlie Day yet? I mean hes suppose to be a main character. I already see of Idris so lets see some day.

  • Shmojo

    So they’re robots, they’re giant, and they fight!? Why hasn’t anybody thought of this before!?!?!?

  • Mount Russmore

    The latest trend in marketing tentpole movies seems to be to release a “new” trailer every other week which consists of 95% of the same shots from the previous one and 4 seconds of new footage tossed in. I’m trying to figure out which part of this trailer I didn’t see a month ago.

  • Gerard Ridge

    For those fighting about the t.rex sound…This is just a trailer !! there are a lot of other movies sounds in this trailer, the giant robots sounds like the tripods from War of the Worlds, some sounds from Transformers appears too. Its just a trailer not the final cut !

    anyway the movie looks great !!

  • Joseph M

    Is this a trailer for Transformers 4? Godzilla V Megatron? I want Del Toro to get this bloated, lifeless giant robot crap out of his system so he can return to making movies with substance and true imagination.

    • Mark

      I actually think this looks like a lot of fun, but even I must admit it doesn’t look like something that came from the mind who gave us Pan’s Labyrinth. It’s possible that the marketing is leaning towards the Transformers crowd and does not accurately reflect the tone of the film. But I remember an interview where GDT stated that he wanted the robot/monster fights to have a kind of awe and majesty. I don’t see that in these trailers.

      • Joseph M

        I agree, Mark. I have much respect for Del Toro, so I’ll definitely see Pacific with an objective eye. I’m hoping that amongst the big robots and sea monsters, that special Del Toro spice will appear and bring something new to the table.

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  • terry

    200 million dollars for what?
    GDT can kiss his Hollywood career goodbye.
    Seriously, is that sh** something you’ll go see twice?

    • ledbetter

      Maybe. The movie isn’t out yet, terry.

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