Pacific Rim looks amazing, doesn’t it? Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to all things awesome about giant robots and monsters is almost upon us, but we get one more 2 and a half minute trailer to hold us over until July 12.
If the above trailer thoroughly confused you, here’s the official synopsis from Warner Bros.:
When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
Do you really need anything else?
Giant robots and giant monsters are a dying breed in cinema, but we can thank our lucky stars that Del Toro understands what America needs. We don’t need another mediocre comedy or drama pretending that it’s important enough to win an oscar. We just need a robot hitting a monster with an ocean liner. If that’s not what cinema is all about, I don’t know what is.
Pacific Rim hits theaters on July 12. I expect it to bomb, but I hope America proves me wrong.