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WATCH: New 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Gives Us More Kaiju Monsters vs. Robots

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 16, 2013 at 2:13PM

A new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" has arrived, with Charlie Hunnam grimly narrating the epic fight between the sea-emerging Kaiju monsters and the human-created Jaeger robots. "In order to fight monsters, we created monsters of our own," he says. Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Pearlman also star in the Warner Bros. tentpole, due in theaters July 12. Watch below.
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Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'
Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'

A new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" has arrived, with Charlie Hunnam grimly narrating the epic fight between the sea-emerging Kaiju monsters and the human-created Jaeger robots. "In order to fight monsters, we created monsters of our own," he says. Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Pearlman also star in the Warner Bros. tentpole, due in theaters July 12. Watch below.

Del Toro did a recent interview with the LA Times' Hero Complex blog, and also landed on IMDb's Top 10 Most Popular Cannes Competition Films list, with "Pan's Labyrinth" taking the seventh spot.

This article is related to: Video, Guillermo Del Toro, Trailers, Pacific Rim, Warner Bros. , Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.