VIDEO: The Rocket Punching Glory of the First "Pacific Rim" Trailer

"Today we are cancelling the apocalypse."

While there's bound to be some contrarian mecha otaku, I think that giant robot fans are going to be very happy with Hollywood's summer 2013 tokusatsu blockbuster Pacific Rim. Following up on the recent teasers, check out the first real trailer below.

 

 

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.

 

 

Last weekend, director Guillermo del Toro stopped by movie marathon Butt Numb-A-thon to discuss the movie. 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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