At long last, the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s giant robot vs. giant monster movie Pacific Rim has finally hit the web. The story revolves around giant alien creatures (literally called Kaiju) that rise up from a dimensional rift under the sea and attack the Earth’s population. Humanity fights back with the help of massive robots called Jaegers, which are controlled by two pilots using neural links. If you grew up watching Voltron, Robotech or even Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, this is the Hollywood blockbuster you’ve been dreaming of!
Aside from the all-too-familiar Inception sound that is plaguing every trailer as of late, I think it looks pretty impressive. I do think the movie could fall victim to some of the same problems as Michael Bay’s Transformers in that the giant CG battles run the risk of becoming incoherent. That being said, I trust Guillermo del Toro’s vision a lot more than Michael Bay’s, and the creature designs look pretty damn cool. Pacific Rim hits theatres on July 12th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think!