A lot of people are watching the trailers and TV spots for Pacific Rim and they're not quite sure what to make of it. Here's what I make of it: the movie is clearly about a bunch of monsters who attack our planet and the giant robotic-looking mech suits we humans create to fight off these monsters. If that sounds like something you want to see on a big screen, then get your ass to the theater on July 12. If that doesn't even remotely sound appealing to you, then Pacific Rim might not be your cup of tea.
It's a pretty easy decision.
You should give this one a chance, though, because it really is this summer's craziest (and in a lot of ways, its ballsiest) blockbuster. Sure, you have a built-in fan base of people who like monster movies and stuff like Transformers, but you also have an ensemble cast full of international names and no real stars. You have an original idea that's not based off some giant toy property, a popular novel or linked to a comic people grew up with. You also have a director in Guillermo del Toro, who's super nerdy and passionate, but not really a household name. Some might call it a risky movie and others may say it's a Transformers knockoff, but I think Pacific Rim may just represent the future of the summer blockbuster -- one dominated by international stars, featuring a plot that's less about America winning and more about the world coming together as a whole to defeat a common enemy.
Anyway, the final trailer for Pacific Rim is probably the one that sells the movie the best. It incorporates a bunch of the action with a large scoop of the film's human element. This is Pacific Rim. So forget about everything you've heard or think you've heard and watch the trailer below. If this looks like you're kind of movie, then let me assure you this sucker packs quite the cinematic punch. See it July 12.