The second theatrical trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has arrived, and it is epic.
“We always thought alien life would come from the stars. But it came from deep beneath the Pacific,” says a gravelly-voiced Charlie Hunnam in the voiceover.
A dimensional rift opens up in the bed of the ocean and frees huge robotic aliens called Kaiju that are bent on destroying the world. Standing 250 feet tall, these are not your average aliens. To save mankind, humans have to respond accordingly. “In order to fight monsters, we created monsters of our own. We needed a new weapon. The Jaeger project was born,” continues Hunnam.
The Jaegers, equal in height to the Kaiju, are operated by two pilots who have their brains connected. They have one goal: destroy the Kaiju. The result is a spectacle to say the least. The Kaiju and Jaegers battle it out on land, in the air and at sea. A well-placed gunshot won’t win this fight. Try lobbing an entire oil tanker at the head of the enemy.
“Today we are canceling the apocalypse,” shouts Stacker Pentecost (portrayed by Idris Elba) to a group of soldiers preparing for war.
Pacific Rim, which reaches theaters on July 12 courtesy of Warner Bros., will feature the aforementioned Hunnam and Elba in addition to Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Ellen McLain and several others.
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