Pacific Rim trailer reveals giant robots
I've been waiting for a full trailer for Pacific Rim and finally it's here, Guillermo del Toro pitching giant robots against giant aliens.
I'm glad this second trailer has arrived because the first teaser trailer was just making me think of Cloverfield (Filmstalker review) and not just as a passing resemblance either. I so wanted Pacific Rim to be something more than that film and it looks like it's delivering, however there are some things about the trailer that we should be wary of.
One of those things is the lack of dramatic weight to the story, so far we see a portal opening in the sea, giant creatures attacking humanity and winning, and humanity fighting back from the brink with huge robots.
The story behind the scale is an unlikely duo are brought together as humanity's last hope with outdated equipment and seemingly impossible odds...you know the story, you've heard it before, the official plot supersizes it and adds in some technology though.
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.