From the standpoint of letting you know what a film is about, the first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim fits the bill. It’s got hints of giant monsters and the giant robots constructed to fight them. There’s some plot hints as to where those monsters are coming from and one of the film’s heroes giving what I am presuming is the prerequisite inspirational speech that kicks off the film’s third act. The trailer premiers in theaters tomorrow with The Hobbit, but you can watch it now.
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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—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.
Pacific Rim opens July 12.