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 and an untested trainee—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.
My initial plan when writing this post was to pretend to be all perplexed by the presence of Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in this new WonderCon footage of Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, but then I rewatched it and OH MY GOD THAT ROBOT IS USING A SHIP AS A WEAPON!!! Goddamn, Guillermo, you just know how to push all my buttons.
Pacific Rim comes out July 12, 2013.