Apr 30, 2013

Pacific Rim - Not All Mechs Are Created Equal

Wondercon brings us a new glimpse at Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming giant robo epic, featuring an international team of Jaegers battling off alien lifeforms hellbent on extinguishing humanity. While the trailer was intended to only be shown at the convention, Guillermo was so impressed by the reaction that he opted to release it to the public, much to our delight. July 12 can't come fast enough.

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.

For a full lineup of all the currently revealed Jaegers, each with their own distinct look and attributes: Gypsy Danger (USA), Crimson Typhoon (China), Cherno Alpha (Russia), Coyote Tango (Japan) and Striker Eureka (Australia), check out all the promo images after the break! Here's to betting the toy tie ins for this movie are going to be face meltingly awesome.

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