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Final trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim rocks and socks with badassery

May. 16, 2013by:

Guillermo Del Toro's monsters vs. robot apocalypse epic PACIFIC RIM has just unleashed its final trailer and it's chock full of all the rock 'em sock 'em badass battle you could hope for. The trailer gives a few more teases into the story and characters, specifically where the monsters came from and first struck as well as the birth of the Jaeger program and how it works with its pilots. Nothing spoilery, really, but just enough to pique your curiosity. Oh, and yeah, tons of new footage featuring robots beating the shit out of monsters.

Pretty f*cking cool:

If you're one of the few who are still on the fence about this, consider the alternative. To me, this looks like the perfect recipe for a summer blockbuster and coming from team Del Toro it's highly unlikely it will be a contrived mess of effects over story. I don't bow to an alter of the director, but he's certainly proven to deliver something more fun and original than your typical blockbuster fare.

PACIFIC RIM, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, and, Clifton Collins, Jr., unleashes its robotic fury on July 12, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Does this trailer help sway any of you who weren't feeling it so far?
Source: Warner Bros.

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1:10AM on 05/20/2013

Tidbit: Nope.

While I will say this trailer shows off some really good special effects, and I did think it was really cool watching the robots (sorry, JAEGERS) go into the water, overall this trailer just continues to hammer in my doubts. I legitimately can't see why anyone is looking forward to this, other than it being directed by Guillermo del Toro. But every director has a misstep eventually (generally) and I fear this will be his misstep.

It looks like the kind of movie he would have written when
While I will say this trailer shows off some really good special effects, and I did think it was really cool watching the robots (sorry, JAEGERS) go into the water, overall this trailer just continues to hammer in my doubts. I legitimately can't see why anyone is looking forward to this, other than it being directed by Guillermo del Toro. But every director has a misstep eventually (generally) and I fear this will be his misstep.

It looks like the kind of movie he would have written when he was a 12 year old who was obsessed with Transformers and Voltron and wanted to make something that mixes mechs and Godzilla. Now he sees it as a brilliant business decision to bring it out in the summer months to try and make his blockbuster.

The concept is a creative twist on the alien invasion/monster movie plotline, I will give it that. But other than that, there is nothing about this movie that tells me it will be a good one, and I seriously think I must be Pacific Rim-blind, because I do not see anything good coming from this film.

Seeing the two people connected to the same robot, in a room with wires, moving in unison... seriously looks stupid.

At least it can't be any worse than the steaming shitpile of a disappointment that was Iron Man 3.

Sorry, JoBlo comrades, but Pacific Rim still looks fucking stupid.
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10:58PM on 05/18/2013

Guillermo

I've liked Guillermo since The Devil's Backbone. If you listen to him in interviews, he has a lot of passion for what he does. Based on his prior work, and the fact the trailers look kick ass, I'm ready to get on line, grab some popcorn, and get a good seat in the middle...
-CP
I've liked Guillermo since The Devil's Backbone. If you listen to him in interviews, he has a lot of passion for what he does. Based on his prior work, and the fact the trailers look kick ass, I'm ready to get on line, grab some popcorn, and get a good seat in the middle...
-CP
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2:27PM on 05/18/2013
This looks amazing to me.
This looks amazing to me.
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9:04PM on 05/17/2013

Power Rangers

GO GO POWER RANGERS!
GO GO POWER RANGERS!
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8:22AM on 05/17/2013
Just worried there won't be a substantial story to bring a ton of people to theatres. I think it looks entertaining as hell but I'm not sure if people will think this is playing second fiddle to Transformers or Cloverfield.
Just worried there won't be a substantial story to bring a ton of people to theatres. I think it looks entertaining as hell but I'm not sure if people will think this is playing second fiddle to Transformers or Cloverfield.
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10:03PM on 05/16/2013
are the Jaegers going to march over to the Asylum offices and just obliterate those frauds?
are the Jaegers going to march over to the Asylum offices and just obliterate those frauds?
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9:44PM on 05/16/2013
Yawn. These robots look like they stepped out of the 80s. At least Bay got something right with Transformers, he made them slick, cool, and modern. Here they look like cheesy plastic toys from the 80's. This film is going to bomb sooooo hard. Too silly for adults, and too dated looking for modern kids.
Yawn. These robots look like they stepped out of the 80s. At least Bay got something right with Transformers, he made them slick, cool, and modern. Here they look like cheesy plastic toys from the 80's. This film is going to bomb sooooo hard. Too silly for adults, and too dated looking for modern kids.
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9:57PM on 05/16/2013
I feel like these look slick, cool, and modern. It looks like they stepped right out of the anime. Much better than any Bay design.
I feel like these look slick, cool, and modern. It looks like they stepped right out of the anime. Much better than any Bay design.
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9:06PM on 05/16/2013
How could someone hate on this??? I showed this to two of my co-workers and they said it looked stupid! What is wrong with them???
How could someone hate on this??? I showed this to two of my co-workers and they said it looked stupid! What is wrong with them???
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7:59PM on 05/16/2013

GODDDDDD DAMNNNNNNNNN

This fuckin movie just gets better and better. So Epic. I can't wait for this. I hope its going to be a long movie like 2hr 20mins :) can't be no 1hr 45min movie, no way.
This fuckin movie just gets better and better. So Epic. I can't wait for this. I hope its going to be a long movie like 2hr 20mins :) can't be no 1hr 45min movie, no way.
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6:24PM on 05/16/2013

I have hope.

I will be seeing this movie in theaters because I love most of the talent behind it, but the trailers haven't really done it for me.
I will be seeing this movie in theaters because I love most of the talent behind it, but the trailers haven't really done it for me.
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5:20PM on 05/16/2013
This is the closest thing we are gonna get to a big screen version of Neon-Genesis Evangelion.. Count me in.
This is the closest thing we are gonna get to a big screen version of Neon-Genesis Evangelion.. Count me in.
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4:48PM on 05/16/2013

awesome

Charlie and hellboy team up!
Charlie and hellboy team up!
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4:43PM on 05/16/2013
I've not really read any of the reports on this movie so am coming at this pretty fresh. The trailer looked good but I kept thinking .... are there many years that past between the monsters arriving and the robots being made? I know... probably not important...but the question kept bugging me. I mean, surely they'd destroy most of the world before these things ever saw the light of day (and on top of that ...the tech to have two pilots link their minds!) ...or am I just being too much of a
I've not really read any of the reports on this movie so am coming at this pretty fresh. The trailer looked good but I kept thinking .... are there many years that past between the monsters arriving and the robots being made? I know... probably not important...but the question kept bugging me. I mean, surely they'd destroy most of the world before these things ever saw the light of day (and on top of that ...the tech to have two pilots link their minds!) ...or am I just being too much of a nit picking f**ker?
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4:23PM on 05/16/2013
I only want to see this because it has Rinko Kikuchi in it
I only want to see this because it has Rinko Kikuchi in it
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4:43PM on 05/16/2013
I've been saying pretty much the same thing from the start :) Something tells me you saw Babel ;)
I've been saying pretty much the same thing from the start :) Something tells me you saw Babel ;)
4:15PM on 05/16/2013
"Eh, looks okay." Was said by no-one ever. This is a film which gets into my brain as soon as possible.
"Eh, looks okay." Was said by no-one ever. This is a film which gets into my brain as soon as possible.
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3:51PM on 05/16/2013
Manos beat me to the Atlantic Rim joke, quitting my job so I can make funny internet comments faster.

But no, I'll be there opening nite
Manos beat me to the Atlantic Rim joke, quitting my job so I can make funny internet comments faster.

But no, I'll be there opening nite
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3:12PM on 05/16/2013

Popcorn away

I mean the movie looks fantastic but I still can't get past the fact that they have to use robots to fight instead of lets say conventional weapons, and why are the pilots in the robots? Just seems strange when we can do everything remotely. I know don't use logic in a giant robot monster fight movie.
I mean the movie looks fantastic but I still can't get past the fact that they have to use robots to fight instead of lets say conventional weapons, and why are the pilots in the robots? Just seems strange when we can do everything remotely. I know don't use logic in a giant robot monster fight movie.
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5:26PM on 05/16/2013
My guess is that this movie is loosely based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga.. There are enough answers there of the "why" of the human pilots.
My guess is that this movie is loosely based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga.. There are enough answers there of the "why" of the human pilots.
7:59PM on 05/16/2013
Something tells me your name doesn't apply to what you wrote LOL. They mention that conventional weapons didn't work so they had to build these monster looking robots to fight these monsters. But the way it looks like these fuckin robots aren't doing shit either. I am hoping for a monster winning at the end.
Something tells me your name doesn't apply to what you wrote LOL. They mention that conventional weapons didn't work so they had to build these monster looking robots to fight these monsters. But the way it looks like these fuckin robots aren't doing shit either. I am hoping for a monster winning at the end.
9:14PM on 05/16/2013
The trailer implies that these monsters are going to beat the shit out the jaegers at some point of the movie.. But it's fair to suppose that the main Jaeger(Gipsy Danger) is the only one who's gonna be standing at the end. I guess the main reason of using pilots is because the chance of success is bigger with an inside pilot than a robot that is controled remotely. The trailer also implies that the pilots are highly skilled fighters in real life, so chances are bigger to win if the robots use
The trailer implies that these monsters are going to beat the shit out the jaegers at some point of the movie.. But it's fair to suppose that the main Jaeger(Gipsy Danger) is the only one who's gonna be standing at the end. I guess the main reason of using pilots is because the chance of success is bigger with an inside pilot than a robot that is controled remotely. The trailer also implies that the pilots are highly skilled fighters in real life, so chances are bigger to win if the robots use hand to hand combat. The monsters look incredibly resistant to everything, conventional weapons, even nuclear ones, may destroy cities first before harming the monster itself. But that's my humble opinion.
8:48AM on 05/17/2013
Also in one trailer Charlie Day says that the Kaiju were going after heavily populated areas and using weapons of mass destruction would cause more deaths and damage.
Also in one trailer Charlie Day says that the Kaiju were going after heavily populated areas and using weapons of mass destruction would cause more deaths and damage.
1:09PM on 05/17/2013
Exactly.
Exactly.
2:58PM on 05/16/2013

Looks good

Def something im looking forward to seeing
Def something im looking forward to seeing
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2:45PM on 05/16/2013

I don't know.

I find the concept intriguing. But every shot was so busy, so complex, with so much glowing color. I'm not sure my eyes can take it for two hours.
I find the concept intriguing. But every shot was so busy, so complex, with so much glowing color. I'm not sure my eyes can take it for two hours.
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2:46PM on 05/16/2013
Tell us more, Grandpa Jaymanthegreat!
Tell us more, Grandpa Jaymanthegreat!
3:06PM on 05/16/2013
lolololol
lolololol
2:40PM on 05/16/2013
Looks great. I can't wait to bring my 11 year old son. That is stuff a kid would eat up.
Looks great. I can't wait to bring my 11 year old son. That is stuff a kid would eat up.
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2:37PM on 05/16/2013
My anus is prepared.
My anus is prepared.
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2:30PM on 05/16/2013

My heart.

My heart stopped right now. Too much!
My heart stopped right now. Too much!
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2:30PM on 05/16/2013
We need Megazord power, NOW! Oh wait. This looks badass.
We need Megazord power, NOW! Oh wait. This looks badass.
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2:22PM on 05/16/2013
Not as good at the Atlantic Rim trailer. I'm kidding this is gonna kick ass!
Not as good at the Atlantic Rim trailer. I'm kidding this is gonna kick ass!
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2:22PM on 05/16/2013
That cargo ship as a weapon thing is awesome. I just can't get wrap my head around the idea that some foresee the movie failing. No way, man, no way.
That cargo ship as a weapon thing is awesome. I just can't get wrap my head around the idea that some foresee the movie failing. No way, man, no way.
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2:13PM on 05/16/2013

wait.....

So is it 2 pilots per mech?
So is it 2 pilots per mech?
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2:20PM on 05/16/2013
Why 2? I agree that's kind of stupid
Why 2? I agree that's kind of stupid
2:24PM on 05/16/2013
The pilots are literally the brain of the robot. Their minds are linked together and function as the two hemispheres of the robot's "brain".

This isn't sci-fi, this is science fact, two rats recently had their brains linked together, and this is the future of supercomputing. [link]
The pilots are literally the brain of the robot. Their minds are linked together and function as the two hemispheres of the robot's "brain".

This isn't sci-fi, this is science fact, two rats recently had their brains linked together, and this is the future of supercomputing. [link]
2:43PM on 05/16/2013
Not "mech" but "jaeger".
Not "mech" but "jaeger".
3:05PM on 05/16/2013
And it probably creates tension when one of them dies since they share all their memories and shit.
And it probably creates tension when one of them dies since they share all their memories and shit.
2:12PM on 05/16/2013
If only every date made that noise.

Looking like an insanely fun romp. Nothing wrong with that.
If only every date made that noise.

Looking like an insanely fun romp. Nothing wrong with that.
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2:06PM on 05/16/2013

Best Movie Ever

Comfirmed.
Comfirmed.
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1:57PM on 05/16/2013
Maybe it's because I still don't know a thing about the main characters driving these robots that I haven't been completely hooked. Optimus Prime who is not even human had more personality in his trailers.
Maybe it's because I still don't know a thing about the main characters driving these robots that I haven't been completely hooked. Optimus Prime who is not even human had more personality in his trailers.
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3:51PM on 05/16/2013
I feel u. The trailer is epic and all, but some dialogue from the cast wouldnt have hurt. To make the audience get a bit familiar with the lead actors.
I feel u. The trailer is epic and all, but some dialogue from the cast wouldnt have hurt. To make the audience get a bit familiar with the lead actors.
9:59PM on 05/16/2013
I can't wait for this movie, but I do agree that some character dialogue could have been incorporated.
I can't wait for this movie, but I do agree that some character dialogue could have been incorporated.
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1:51PM on 05/16/2013
I dont see how or why people are predicting this to not perform as well as the other elites this summer.
I dont see how or why people are predicting this to not perform as well as the other elites this summer.
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1:57PM on 05/16/2013
Well honestly it comes down to marketing. I hope it does well though!
Well honestly it comes down to marketing. I hope it does well though!
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1:45PM on 05/16/2013

LOVE IT

It never looked bad to me, just never really had a GREAT trailer put together. This trailer is awesome and I cannot wait for this movie! This summer is gonna be great for blockbusters!
It never looked bad to me, just never really had a GREAT trailer put together. This trailer is awesome and I cannot wait for this movie! This summer is gonna be great for blockbusters!
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