The promo materials keep rolling in for Guillermo del Toro’s giant-robots-versus-giant-monsters blockbuster, and each one only stokes my expectations. Stokes me like a bro. The latest release is a batch of new posters for the film, courtesy of THR.
One of the posters is a classic-style recruitment throwback. Another shows the film’s central giant robot (a “Jaeger”) kneeling over a human. And the other two introduce two other Jaegers, one from Japan and another from Russia. The plot, in case you needed reminding, is as follows:
Giant monsters identified as “Kaiju” arise from a crevice in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a war which takes millions of lives and quickly consumes humanity’s resources. To combat this new threat, a special type of weapon is designed: massive robots, known as Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. As time passes, even the powerful Jaegersprove almost defenseless in the face of a relentless enemy. On its last stand and on the verge of defeat, the remaining defending forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the early trials of the mechanical titans. Together, they must stand as the human race’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Pacific Rim comes out July 12th. Transformers can suck it.