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Apocalypse cancelled in new ‘Pacific Rim’ trailer

- April 29th, 2013

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“Go big or go extinct!”

You have to admit, it’s a pretty catchy tagline.

Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming monsters vs. machines epic, Pacific Rim, won’t be out for another couple of months, but the fine folks at Warner Bros. have released a two-plus minute trailer for the film that debuted at WonderCon last month.

“This was originally intended for only WonderCon,” Del Toro writes in a note accompanying the video, “but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!”

And from the looks of it, if you are in any way interested in sci-fi and action this is pretty much in your wheelhouse.

We get a few more tidbits of info from the new trailer – alien life rose from the Pacific and started an attack on cities. San Francisco was its first target. After that, the Jaeger program was born – two pilots, mind-melding through memories with the body of a machine. Or, as nerd scientist Dr. Newton Geiszler (Charlie Day) puts it: “2,500 tonnes of awesome.”

The special effects look stellar, so methinks you’ll want to see this one on the big screen. Besides, I challenge you to name one other movie this year where you’ll see a giant robot swinging an ocean tanker like Jose Bautista swings his bat.

That scene alone looks like it’s worth the price of admission.

Pacific Rim hits theatres on July 12.

And if on the off chance monsters and robots ain’t your thing, you can also check out the final trailer for Fast & Furious 6, which hits theatres May 24.

Planes, tanks and automobiles will go kaboom in no particular order. Oh, and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is back. But you already knew that.

To borrow a line from The A-Team, this trailer “specializes in the ridiculous.” But it sure looks like a whole lot of fun.

Let us know what you think of Pacific Rim and Fast & Furious 6 in the comments.

Pacific Rim: New trailer promises oodles of action

- December 13th, 2012

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Santa has been bringing action geeks plenty of treats over the last week. In the past seven days, we’ve seen new trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, Oblivion and G.I. Joe Retaliation.

Now comes the first full-length trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. And from the looks of it, the sci-fi/action bonanza could be epic.

If you don’t already know, the Toronto-shot film is del Toro’s homage to Japanese ‘kaiju’ monster movies – you know, Godzilla, Cloverfield?

But unlike previous “Monsters versus Humans” movies, this time around we’re going to suit up Transformer-style to do battle with the creatures from the deep.

The action looks stellar, and the trailer provides the best line of any movie due next year: “Armageddon is cancelled” (courtesy of Idris Elba). By the looks of this, Supes, Kirk and Spock just might have their work cut out for them.

Check out the trailer and let us know if you think this will be the action event of next summer in the comments below.

Pacific Rim is due July 12, 2013.