Movie News: New TV Spot Debuts For Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM

Written by Lewis Frank Monday, 15 April 2013

Movie News

"In order to fight monsters, we created monsters of our own..."

To say we're excited for PACIFIC RIM doesn't even cut it. It's been over four years since we had our last fix of giant, cityscape stomping monster mayhem in 2008's CLOVERFIELD, and even then the big guy (or gal, probably; it was giving birth left right and centre after all) went largely unseen. In just a few months Guillermo del Toro will unveil what will hopefully be the Kaiju smackdown to end them all, and while we all wait patiently, Warner Bros will be treating us to some TV spots to keep our anticipation levels high. Here's the first...

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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.

PACIFIC RIM opens in UK cinemas July 12th.

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