I’ll admit, I didn’t catch “Pac-Rim Fever” (If no one else has thought of that, I’ll be utterly amazed) until recently when I saw the theatrical trailer right here on NerdBastards: The “one-two” punch of Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay had me incredibly distrustful of anything inspired by Kaiju or Mecha that wasn’t made in Japan….

I happily admit that I have dispensed with all reservations regarding Pacific Rim: Guillermo del Toro appears to have created the next great sci-fi masterpiece here…a work on the level of Star Wars and easily surpassing Avatar.

Below is the first TV spot, and while not as long or detailed as the theatrical trailer (naturally), it packs quite a bit into 33 seconds, including some never before seen footage–observe:

Pacific Rim hits theatres this summer–on July 12.







The true treat in this trailer is listening to director Guillermo del Toro’s introduction. You can almost feel his love of Manga, Mecha, and Monster movies come right through the screen. There’s also some new footage we haven’t seen yet to add to mix.

Pacific Rim hits theaters July 12th and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (Thor), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom),  Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, DiegoKlattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.

Time to get your Robot Monster Fighting on!

Via: Geektyrant