Watch the Pacific Rim Trailer
The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to monsters and giant robots, Pacific Rim, has hit the Internet.
Monster flicks can be risky business in the entertainment world. When done right, they can be completely awesome guilty pleasures. Unfortunately, more often than not they’re embarassing, B-movie shlock. Regardless, the concept of people manning enormous Power Ranger-like robots to fight off legions of land-bound sea monsters appealed to Guillermo del Toro, and the critically-lauded writer and director of Pan’s Labyrinth has directed the latest monster film to hit the upcoming summer release slate: Pacific Rim.
Although I will keep my expectations tempered due to the outrageousness of the idea, I still have faith that a credible director such as del Toro will handle this material well. Come next summer, we may see a ridiculously fun 3D monster flick when Pacific Rim hits theaters, but at the same time it could be terrible. But having a stellar director, and a cast including Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunnam of Sons of Anarchy fame helps its chances. Plus, the actress who voices GLaDOS (yes, from Portal) lends her voice to Pacific Rim!
Watch the trailer and tell us what you think! Pacific Rim will be released in 2D, digital 3D and IMAX 3D on July 12, 2013.