The first full-length trailer for Pacific Rim has finally been released and it’s basically everything you would want from director Guillermo del Toro‘s love letter to the kaiju and mecha genres: Giant robots and monsters beating the hell out of each other centered around a plot that involves… well, basically giant robots and monsters beating the hell out of each other. Okay, the plot may be a little on the thin side and paint-by-numbers, but in the long run, this is the kind of movie we wish existed back when we were five years old. Better late than never, we suppose.
It looks like in the not-too-distant future engineers will have successfully improved and integrated the mechanics of Steel Battalion controllers into the actual operation of towering mecha robots which activate by performing a quick pop n’ lock — those inept at dancing need not enlist. And because this movie is already up to its neck in the West’s sensationalized conception of Japanese culture, the producers saw it appropriate to add a gratuitous sword-fighting scene, because, you know, those tend to happen on a regular basis in Japan. Still, really, this movie looks amazing!
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