"Pacific Rim" Trailer: Guillermo del Toro Eats Pieces of Sh*t Like Michael Bay for Morning Tea
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Pacific Rim Trailer: Guillermo del Toro Eats Pieces of Sh*t Like Michael Bay for Morning Tea

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | April 29, 2013 | Comments ()


For those of you who saw the Transformers movies and thought, "Michael Bay is a pu**y," then have I ever got a movie trailer for you: Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim looks like it sh*ts Michael Bay movies in between snacks. It looks like Transformers, Battleship and Independence Day had an orgy with bath salts and gave water birth to an action movie.

Mind you, it looks dumb as hell, but man alive: It is BIG. Also, Charlie Day from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" still looks unrecognizable in the trailer.

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  • stoopidppl

    Stupid Americans watch this. Then join the marines and go murder some people.

  • blacksred

    god i love it when jax narrates i wish i could get a Jax and Thor sandwich. Thor speaking Asgardian in one ear and Jax narrating the a.b.c's in the other.

  • Hil

    This looks stupid as fuck, but I'm sure virgins and bald men will love it.

  • Your Daddy

    What movies are you looking forward to this summer?

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  • Strand

    I don't care how dumb it is, I'm glad that Guillermo Del Toro is one of the few directors who has the clout to make a movie like this outside Michael Bay and James Cameron. A live action homage to all the 80s Japanese mech anime? Fuck yes.

  • GDI

    I was thinking more like Neon Genesis Evangelion, with the mind meld and all. Either way, it looks phenomenal in a primordial, savage sense. I'll be watching this with a full chub, thank you very much.

  • Pawesl

    Charlie looks like a JJ Abrams doppelganger in this

  • Kelli

    Does anyone know why IMAX 3D movies do not also have a plain IMAX option? (I did do a quick Google search, but didn't see anything that explained it.) This movie, Iron Man 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness are all available in IMAX 3D only, which does not please me, as I am one of those unfortunate individuals who gets physically ill at 3D movies...not a good time. I quite enjoy IMAX though, and am perturbed that all of these movies aren't available in regular IMAX format, too. I assume at least one reason is that most theaters have only 1 IMAX screen, and it wouldn't be feasible to switch back and forth between regular IMAX and IMAX 3D. I'm sure it's more complicated than that - probably something to do with the filming process - but I'm just curious if someone knows the answer.

  • Ben

    Everything happening in this trailer, seeing Charlie Day as a scientist and not Charlie from always sunny requires the most suspension of disbeleif for me.


  • It's cute how some of you are arguing how they drive the Jaeger. When there is a scene in which a giant robot hits a monster with a tanker. Obviously how they drive the giant robot = "because they do" and move on to the smashy smashy.

  • Snath

    This is like Robot Jox had greasy, hydraulic robo-sex with Godzilla in the back room of a Suncoast, and splooged all over my brain.

    In a good way.

  • mairimba

    Charlie Day in those glasses just made my panties melt. And if we get a peak at a shirtless Hunnam and/or Elba you're looking at the biggest splooshfest since Magic Mike.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    ::watches trailer::

    ::adjusts pants::

    ::watches trailer again::




    ::closes blinds::

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Robots and Cthulhu-esque creatures! Is this his prelude to At the Mountains of Madness????

  • $43768042

    a) i have been waiting for this movie for fourty-fucking-years.

    b) guillermo del toro eats pieces of shit for morning tea?

  • Maguita NYC

    Makes for better dunking.

  • NateMan

    I'm going to lube up with 50 gallons of motor oil and have dirty, filthy, unprotected sex with this movie until I am entirely spent.

  • bleujayone

    One of my childhood fantasies was a live-action adaptation of "Starvengers" aka "Getter Robo G". It was one of five giant robot anime series showcased on the appropriately named anthology series Force Five back in the early 1980's. I won't bore you with all the details but suffice to say, it featured not one but three giant hero robots each created by impossibly reconfiguring three smaller spacecraft into different combinations more than a decade before Transformers came out. Like most in this sub-genre, the robots "grew" to improbable sizes, instantly regenerated missiles and weapons they lost, moved with the grace and dexterity of Olympic athletes, and fought equally fantastical enemy robot/monster behemoths like a gladiatorial cage match with the surrounding cities as their disposable battleground.

    I had hoped (and still do) that Pacific Rim would at least try to capture the near-mindless mayhem and the utter disregard to even the most basic rules of science, physics and even logic without missing out on the fun of what can best be described as gargantuan apocalyptic ninja kabuki theater. So yes, the very idea trying to explain why this works requires a Herculean suspension of disbelief for the unindoctrinated and will require an additional twinge of childhood nostalgia from even the most dedicated of fans. I would still like to see this kind of movie succeed if for no other reason than for remembering gleefully watching these types of shows on weekday afternoons on UHF TV channels way back then and thinking it would be fun to get into the mother of all fights with the worst monsters the world could throw at me and winning- even if that thought today is rendered somewhat meaningless given that adult realities have long since crept into this fantasy to reveal such a victory would be Pyrrhic at best.

    I have no illusions that this is meant for anything other than a violent, smash-up popcorn movie, but not every meal need be a Michelin 5-Star.....sometimes we just want the burgers and nachos, just so long as even then it's lovingly made.

  • MrFrye

    That's the way Battleship should be played... bitch-slapping sea monsters with 'em.

  • Mrcreosote

    How is this not the spiritual remake of The Last Starfighter? Kid plays video game, video game is secret training tool, kid gets recruited, runs away, then has to pilot last remaining giant robot against insurmountable odds. All you'd have to do is get a Beta unit and a gung ho iguana in there and you're golden!
    Just make sure Centauri gets paid this time.

  • sean

    Ummmm...fuck yes. Hell, just for Ron Pearlman in that suit alone.

  • Wembley

    So, the control system for the J├Ągers is the one the Power Rangers use?

  • toblerone

    Still Needs More Bang Bang.

    *Why do they need two pilots playing Dance Dance Revolution for it to work?

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Apparently its some kind of left-brain/right brain Robot-is-too-big-for-one-brain-to-control thing. Also again, cause it looks cool.

  • toblerone

    Scratches head... That totally makes sense.

    *Also what with the fluid in their helmets?

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Wild guess but I'm going with...some kind of high tech conductor stuff that allows said brains to mind-meld and then talk to the robot?

  • toblerone

    I think deodorant is more plausible. They'd probably get sweaty with all the D.D.R. required.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Finally - the robot movie we deserve!

    Suck it Bay.

  • Tinkerville

    Yes, yes, and hell yes. Midnight showing, here I come.

  • koko temur

    it is even more fun if you imagine it as the next season of sons if anarchy!

  • Lauren_Lauren

    *Vibrates with anticipation*

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Oh holy crapsticks this is going to be awesome.

  • lowercase_ryan

    IMAX 3D

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  • lowercase_ryan

    the hell is that?

  • Maguita NYC

    For big boom-boom movies and bone shatering sound:


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  • Martin

    I'm not going to say this movie is dumb necessarily, Guillermo Del Toro gets the benefit of the doubt for now.

  • Pat Carr

    I was going to say the same. I don't see what makes this movie any dumber than the upcoming Iron Man 3 or Star Trek: Into Darkness. We haven't seen enough to know otherwise.

  • sean

    I think he has earned benefit of the doubt for the rest of his career.

  • So, all of the monster fights are at night in the rain? Is Matthew Broderick in this?

  • Maguita NYC

    No eggs hatching in this one... Or are there?

  • BrassCupcake

    Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and Idris Elba...slpoosh.

  • Rochelle

    It does look stupid, but I'm going to see it in as many D's and on as big a screen as possible. And I'm going to enjoy it.

  • nachosanchez

    This may be a stupid question, as I'm not a (crypto)zoologist, but why would something that came from the bottom of the ocean have wings?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Because Cthulu has wings, too.

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  • eskiimomo

    But seriously, I'm sure it will be appropriately hand waved; del Toro tends to rock obsessive cryptozoology.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Cause the crack in the bottom of the ocean is a gateway to another dimension. Or something. Also cause wings look cool. Just go with it.

  • sean

    Exactly, "cause wings" is enough explanation for me.

  • Renton

    Was that GLaDos at 0.10?

  • Snath

    Same voice actress, actually. So basically yes.

  • Ian Fay

    Yes, it is, but apparently she's not going to be in the movie proper, del Toro is just a big fan and threw it in with permission of the Portal folks for an homage.

    I believe the same voice actress is doing the role, but the voice will be different in the final movie.

  • Tinkerville

    It's not a robot party until GLaDos shows up.

  • MrsAtaxxia

    Ain't no party like a robot party, cause the robot party don't stop! (you have to sing it like Bender for it to really work)

  • abell

    Can you pilot those things with an erection?

  • Frank Booth

    win! right there..total WIN

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I don't think you'd have a choice.

  • Rochelle

    It must be what having sex with Archer is like.

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