You may have read articles or Twitter comments that talk about how Pacific Rim is “not tracking well.” This doesn’t mean that the movie is bad, but that the marketing hasn’t excited enough average moviegoers. While genre fans are familiar with the talents involved on the project, there has been a big focus on monsters versus robots and not on the actors.
That’s starting to change with the big marketing push for Pacific Rim and Warner Bros. has released a final trailer that gives us a better look at the characters from the movie. We also have a brand new viral video with Ron Perlman trying to sell us Kaiju Remedies…
“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.”
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is due out on July 12th and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, and Diego Klattenhoff. Catch up on our recent coverage by visiting the following links: