“This is my most un-modest film, this has everything. The scale is enormous and I’m just a big kid having fun,” Guillermo del Toro told Shocktillyoudrop.com about his new film, Pacific Rim, in an interview last year.
He wasn’t lying.
A new trailer for the blockbuster film, due in theaters on July 12, surfaced today, and only one word can possibly describe it: HUGE
The trailer centers around enormous human-robot fighters (like Iron Man except for the fact that they could crush him in their hands) fighting to save the world against these massive dinosaur-aliens that have risen from the Pacific Ocean, and the result is enough destruction to make you fear for the safety of your computer screen. The film stars a relatively unknown cast, but that’s hardly a problem because del Toro seems much more focused on special effects, an aspect for which he is well-known.
The director has fathered similar action movies like Hellboy (2004) and Blade II (2002), and more recently he directed the acclaimed dark-fantasy Spanish film Pan’s Labyrinth (2006).
“Go big or go extinct” is the film’s tagline, and if the trailer is any indication, del Toro doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.