If you like robots, monsters and awesome battles, Pacific Rim is the movie for you. It’s like a mix of Transformers and Godzilla, and for sci-fi/fantasy fans, that sounds like a very good thing.
Earlier this summer BL visited Comic Con, the world’s largest pop culture convention, and saw a sneak peek of the film. And based on exclusive video, interviews and behind the scenes footage, this movie is going to be awesome.
Here’s the rundown the plot:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that takes millions of lives and consumes humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.
But even the Jaegers prove 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 and an untested trainee – 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.
What do you think? Too scary or just right?