When you have giant monsters fighting giant machines in a movie, my god, you have my interest. When you have Guillermo del Toro direct your movie, my god, you have my interest. When you have Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy and Stringer Bell from The Wire in the same movie, my god, you have my interest. And when you have a trailer like this one for Pacific Rim, my. freaking. god.
It looks absolutely incredible (who's going to hate machines versus monsters, right?) and paints a perfect sci-fi world that I can get behind. It's like Real Steel on a million, trillion monster steroids. Here's a bit about the movie:
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.