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Giant, People-Filled Robots Will Save Us In The New Pacific Rim Trailer

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | January 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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We have a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. While watching the trailer, I was struck by a couple of things. I'll wait to share those after you give this a viewing.

OK.

#1. Did I hear GLaDOS in there at approximately :38 saying "Initiating launch operations"?

#2 . GOTDAMNIT, LENS FLARE! YOU GO TO HELL. YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU SHINE!

#3. Damn, these noises sure are similar to the ones in Transformers and me no likey being reminded of those terrible turd movies.

#4. I'd like Idris Elba to use his accent in all of the movies from now until eternity.

What do you think, kids?



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  • Omer

    eight-year-old me is going batshit crazy right now.

    giant robots and giant monsters that are basically straight out of Lovecraft, I wants this movie to come out NOW!

  • smaj

    What do I think? Where the fuck is the Dayman is what I think.

  • See. All I could think of while watching this was that somewhere, the following conversation happened.
    Suit #1: Damn. They made all kinds of money with that Transformers crap.
    Suit #2: Yeah. Robots must be the new THING. I mean, basically Iron Man was about a robot, too, right?
    Suit #1: True. True. And you know, Super 8 did really well. So maybe it's monsters as well as robots. Although, they did robot monsters in Battleship and see how that turned out.
    Suit #2: I've asked you not to speak about that. Why do you think I'm hiding down here in this broom closet behind the mailroom. I have to wait until I'm sure the studio heads are no longer booby trapping my office.
    Suit #1: Holy Shit! I just had the greatest fucking idea!! What if we combine all that shit into one movie. It's like Iron Man, only the size of Transformers! And they have to fight the monster from Super 8!
    Suit #2: Dude! You just blew my mind. That will be awesome! I think I just peed myself a little.

  • AxlProse

    Or they could have been familiar with Japan.

    Nah you're probably right.

  • Fredo

    I need to know what the hell "gypsy danger" is all about. Is it a level of danger above "mass extinction"? Or are the monsters here to destroy all gypsies and we are trying to protect them from this danger.

    So many questions. Need more EVAs...I mean robots.

  • In order:

    Yes
    Deal with it.
    Seriously, deal with it! IT'S DEL TORO!
    Agreed.

  • abell

    Screw Gundam. This is Evangelion with misunderstood gnostic themes replaced with Lovecraft, whiny teenagers replaced with US Military personnel, and purple hair chick replaced with Idris Elba. Basically, Live Action American Eva. I'd pay to see that. (Also, the tag line, to fight monsters we created monsters, is pretty Eva tastic)

  • bleujayone

    All I could think of while watching this was how much cooler it would be if they had lifted the standard sound effects from mecha anime. Just go look at the entire Force Five cartoon collection of super robots. Sure, you could argue that it would be cheesy, but it would be no worse than any other sci-fi and honestly there's just something almost required to the sounds of giant robots as depicted by a hammer pinging on an anvil, empty aluminum gas cans smacking against each, rusty iron hinges on dumpsters and old pneumatic pistons coupled with WWII sounds of war.

  • Enrique del Castillo

    Am I the only one worried of how little footage of Idris Elba we get? I hope he doesn't get killed off early in the movie

  • Tinkerville

    I'll be throwing my money at this movie at the first available opportunity. And if it's even half as fucking awesome as I'm hoping it will be, I'll throw money at it again and again. Give me live action Gundams with Rinko and Idris any day.

  • Zirza

    "#4. I’d like Idris Elba to use his accent in all of the movies from now until eternity."

    It's called Luther and I can't believe Elba is making me wait so long for season 3 to make Transformers' pretentious cousin.

  • Blake

    Meh... Needs more Bang Bang...

  • In seventh grade we had to do a project on our future career. I wrote mine on being a veritech pilot. When the teacher suggested I make it something similar in the real world like joining the Navy, I told her that I wasn't interested unless their jets transformed into robots. Max and Miriya 4Eva!

  • lowercase_ryan

    yes. Just yes.

  • BrassCupcake

    I think Gyspy Danger is going to be my new stripper name.

  • Green Lantern

    Man, this looks like the greatest "Godzilla" movie ever. I'm down.

  • mairimba

    I'm in line at the theater RIGHT NOW!

  • Carlito

    That was a triumph. I'm making a note here: "HUGE SUCCESS." It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.

    Guillermo Del Toro. He does what he must because he can. For the good of all of us, except the ones whose souls are dead. But there's no sense crying over every casting mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of beefcake.

    And the 'splosions get done, and you make a neat gundam, for the people whose souls are still alive.

  • BierceAmbrose

    One upvote? One?!?!!!!

    That was genius.

    The rest of you people, however, fail so hard at nerd you deserve to have your cake eaten by people-filled giant robot aliens.

  • Ben

    or we're just well and truly sick of portal references by this point since they were played out like a week after the first game came out?

  • BierceAmbrose

    Nooooooo.

    We need this: http://images.wikia.com/uncycl...

  • Carlito

    I'm not even well and truly angry, Ben. I'm being so sincere right now. Even though you broke my reference and killed it. And tore it to pieces. And threw every piece into a fire.

  • The cake is a lie.

  • BlackRabbit

    The voiceover guy could be less enthused. That aside, I'll go see it, hells yeah. Friends don't let friends miss a film like this (maybe).

  • Mrcreosote

    Um, so assuming that when the Lovecroftian Big Bads show up it's still F14s and such, we're fighting these beasties with essentially concept car versions of giant robot doohickeys? Man, I hope these are being made by Volvo or Saab (whoops) and not say Lockheed Martin or such. Seeing as the latest high tech US fighter can be taken out by rain. I do like the giant robot with the exposed brain looking head.

    Can they squeeze vampires and werewolves in there somehow? Kate Beckinsale needs another franchise. That vinyl suit is not going to wear itself.

  • They could try. I hear the Twilight kids need a new gig.

  • GDT hired the actress who played GlaDOS to do the voice of the computer in the movie. He said the final version of her voice will be "less GlaDOS," but they specifically used that particular version for the trailer to be instantly recognizable.

    In other words: the cake is a lie.

  • Damn. I should really read all the comments before commenting myself.

  • BobbFrapples

    Live action anime...I can dig it.

  • KatSings

    I had read somewhere that he was using the same voice actress who did GLaDOS in something, so my guess is that's correct.

  • Brian

    Robot Jax.

    And yes, I swear that was GLaDOS...

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    It's like Robot Jox and Cloverfield got really fucking drunk then dropped some extacy and went way to far with the "just the tip" game thereby puncturing the Cloverfield monster's uterus from the inside and impregnating it with Joxian robo-man-goop and spawning a disfigured bastard of a child who's lot in life will be to try and dry hump anything that looks like its parents.

    Or, to paraphrase, GLORIOUS!

  • BierceAmbrose

    Oh, I just love my batshittery powered by nuclear fusion, testosterone and cliches.

    This can't not be awesome.

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