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Trailer Watch: Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers

by Beth Hanna
December 13, 2012 1:08 PM
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Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'

The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" has landed. The film is an homage to Japanese giant monster films (called "Kaiju"), and features Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day as humans caught up in a robo-monster war. It looks like Godzilla vs. Transformers, stylishly made.

"Pacific Rim" is the first film in five years that del Toro has directed. His last was "Hellboy 2" in 2008, following lauded "Pan's Labyrinth," which in 2007 was nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards. It won three Oscars, for Best Cinematography, Art Direction and Makeup.

"Pacific Rim" lands July 12, 2013.


  • Ignacio | July 8, 2013 5:24 PMReply

    and also is a copy from south park and power rangers.

  • allogostix | December 14, 2012 1:55 PMReply

    Get your pop culture right. Voltron or Evangelion vs. Godzilla would be more accurate. Humans don't control the Transformers..and the Mechs don't transform. Not a big deal to come off ignorant though, you'll get another chance to do it again.

  • Branko Burcksen | December 14, 2012 12:23 PMReply

    Actually, it's much more similar to anime they've been producing for the last two decades like "Evangelion", "Blue Gender" and just this year "Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse".

  • SWT | July 17, 2013 11:22 AM

    The story and the scene is just a reshuffled and cut down version of muv-luv alternative (not the anime, the visual novel)

  • allogistix | December 14, 2012 1:58 PM


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  • superman | December 14, 2012 7:48 AMReply

    "Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers" extremely ignorant statement

  • JAB | December 14, 2012 1:35 AMReply

    In the hands & imagination of del Toro nothing is "Essentially..." He has never failed to surprise me. He has a extremely unique view of things & the talent to bring it to the big screen.

  • TJ | December 13, 2012 6:31 PMReply

    this looks awesome. screw you haters.

  • Dick Jones | December 13, 2012 4:56 PMReply

    Did you bother to do any research on your article before just throwing it out online or are you just plain ignorant? Del Toro's last directing gig was Hellboy 2 in 2008. Please be right, Mayans...

  • David Barker | December 13, 2012 4:40 PMReply

    Transformers? These don't transform in any way into any sort of Machine and are Mech robots. Who taught you how to research an article before posting complete nonsense?

  • Brian | December 13, 2012 1:24 PMReply

    Just what we needed: a remake of GODZILLA VS. MEGALON at 1000 times the budget. I think I'll stick with my Ultraman box set.

  • No | December 13, 2012 1:15 PMReply

    Gee, if I were 14 I'd be interested, but I'd seen Godizilla when I was that age -- if not younger.

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