Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Sharp-O1
Tease Me, Baby! – Pacific Rim
Remember last year how the GI Joe: Retaliation trailer was like an early Christmas present, offering us a glimpse of the action adventure that STILL HASN’T APPEARED! Well this year, we got one that’s even better than The Rock and Bruce Willis. Seriously, it’s way better. Let’s go fishing for goodies in the Pacific Rim!
It should be no surprise that along with all manner of giant robots, I also have a fondness for giant monsters and no one does that better than the Japanese! The Kaiju genre includes the likes of Godzilla, Gamera, Mecha-Gordon and other giant monsters beginning with ‘G’ but today’s movie comes from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro as a homage to those classics. When giant monsters known as Kaiju begin rising from the bottom of the ocean, humanity’s only defense are the colossal Jaegers, giant robots built for combat. But when they get overwhelmed, it’s up to a washed-up pilot, a rookie and an obsolete mecha to do the impossible and win the day. Let’s check out the trailer!
Why the long face?
The first real monster we get a look at is this beast attacking a bridge as jets buzz all around it. It instantly reminds me of the classic Gamera villain, Guiron who also has a massive blade for a face! Brilliant!
The clean white pilot suits, ludicrously large robots, Ellen McLain voicing the AI… Are we sure Cave Johnson hasn’t gone into the monster fighting business? But seriously, this is a unique set-up for piloting mecha that I haven’t seen before. Pilots with a neural link and walking their robots around is pretty cool. I also love the sly Robot Jox reference in the trailer too.
Open the Bifrost!
Idris Elba is great in everything, that’s a fact and if anyone disagrees, kindly send them to my office and I will punch them in the throat because WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE! Best line of the trailer, right there!
I’m getting real Big O vibe from the Jaeger named Gipsy Danger. Hell, all of the robots have something of the Big O aesthetic about them and I’m loving it. Check out this rocket punch!
We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
The big bad of the movie or just another monster? Who knows but it looks damn impressive all the same. I hope we get a variety of monsters as well as robots.
Are you as hyped as I am right now? I hope so! This movie came out of nowhere to me, having only seen the teaser a couple weeks ago but now I think I might be looking forward to this more than Iron Man 3, and that’s saying something! Pacific Rim is due to rise from the ocean in July 2013!