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Pacific Rim: Great Giant Robot Movie, or Greatest Giant Robot Movie

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | November 29, 2012 | Comments ()


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Pacific Rim has gotten very little press, all things considered. Perhaps that's because Guillermo del Toro hasn't finished making a movie in almost twenty years, and we dare not hope just yet. Or maybe it's because everything we hear about this movie implies that it will either be the best genre film of the last decade or it will be a $200 million SyFy Channel Saturday evening special. There is no chance this film ends up anywhere in between those two extremes.

Here's a "viral" video of an emergency broadcast signal, which is only viral in the sense that the irritating tone burrows into your eardrums and won't go away:

But here's the real beauty, broken news footage reminiscent of Cloverfield reporting on a 300 foot tall monster destroying the Golden Gate Bridge and carving its way through San Francisco:

And yes, that is a single frame or two of an enormous creature strapped to the deck of a thousand foot long aircraft carrier.

But del Toro isn't content with one monster. No. An entire race of enormous creatures is rising Cthulu style from the depths of the ocean declaring war on mankind. And would del Toro be content to have mankind win with fighters jets, nuclear weapons, and a macguffin on a Macbook? No sir, humanity fights back with 300 foot tall mechs.

And who might our intrepid heroes in this wet dream of every anime fanboy be? Why Charlie Day, Idris Elba, and Ron Perlman of course. And they are not going to be Tom, Dick, and Harry. They are going to be named Newt Gotlieb, General Stacker Pentecost, and Hannibal Chow. Here's the General for your inspection:

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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • BendinIntheWind

    To clarify: Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day are BOTH in this extravaganza. And Hunnam's character is named "Raleigh Antrobus".

  • annie

    You mean Hunnam, not Day, yes? Your wishful thinking is showing.

  • emmelemm

    Please please please oh please...

  • Fredo

    Dammit Del Toro! Finish something and take my money!!

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I for one cannot wait - Happy Dance!

    Roger Rabbit, Roger Rabbit
    Peewee Herman Peewee Herman
    Shopping Cart, Shopping Cart
    Sprinkler Sprinkler Sprinkler.

  • JenVegas

    Stop it. This, ontop of the Neverwhere radio story news is too too much for today.

  • Steph

    Oh shit, Lovecraft + Evangelion directed by Del Toro. This movie looks like it rules.

  • annoyingmouse

    Charlie Day is in this too? I thought Jax was in it?

  • BendinIntheWind

    Both are!

  • Utopian

    If I could insert that gif of the "IN" deer here, I totally would.

  • My grandma always used to say: 'The only cure to waking up with a sore Cumberbatch is to liberally Pentecost your Stacker for about half a day.'
    Wise woman she was.

  • My grandma used to say "I just don't understand why anyone would put a playground so close to a dump". She was pretty awesome.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    My grandma used to say, "I just don't understand why boys these days want to go to the dump so badly. In my day, they were happy with the playground".

  • Spark

    No matter which way it falls, it will be great.

  • VonnegutSlut

    I thought Charlie Hunnam was also going to be stalking around this little gem doing his signature "bro walk" and prolific nostril flaring.

  • chad

    I'm gonna go with Greatest.

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