Wondercon trailer for PACIFIC RIM

Just looking at the footage, and premise, of PACIFIC RIM, I would not be too excited. Sure, monsters and giant robots are fairly cool, but TRANFORMERS IV (or something like that) is about to be inflicted upon us. How many giant robots do we need?

But PR is being directed by Guillermo del Toro (HELLBOY, PANS LABYRINTH) and that is more than enough to give me hope that this will kick much ass!

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

PACIFIC RIM will invade a theater near you on July 14th.