May 16, 2013 by Paul Curtin
Like many people, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the summer release of Star Trek Into Darkness for over a year now. But after just watching the new main trailer for Pacific Rim, director Guillermo Del Toro’s latest might have just killed a little bit of that hype right before Star Trek tomorrow and now has me looking more forward to seeing some giant robots kick some giant alien ass.
Pacific Rim is set to hit theaters on July 12, 2013. Check out the official trailer and description 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.