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Final Trailer for PACIFIC RIM Showcases the Pilots Inside Those Glorious Machines

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:02 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The final trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim takes a step away from giant robots and monsters in order to focus on the very human pilots at the center of the conflict.  It’s a nice reminder to those who are already won over by the spectacle of the film that a character story still lies at its heart.  Jess saw this tonight and said it was awesome, and with her high expectations that means we are in for quite a ride.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Clifton Collins Jr., Idris Elba, and Ron Perlman. Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.

Official synopsis for Pacific Rim:

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.

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