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Trailer Watch: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ is Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers

Trailer Watch: Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers

The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" has landed. The film is an homage to Japanese giant monster films (called "Kaiju"), and features Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day as humans caught up in a robo-monster war. It looks like Godzilla vs. Transformers, stylishly made.

"Pacific Rim" is the first film in five years that del Toro has directed. His last was "Hellboy 2" in 2008, following lauded "Pan's Labyrinth," which in 2007 was nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards. It won three Oscars, for Best Cinematography, Art Direction and Makeup.

"Pacific Rim" lands July 12, 2013.

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and also is a copy from south park and power rangers.


Get your pop culture right. Voltron or Evangelion vs. Godzilla would be more accurate. Humans don't control the Transformers..and the Mechs don't transform. Not a big deal to come off ignorant though, you'll get another chance to do it again.

Branko Burcksen

Actually, it's much more similar to anime they've been producing for the last two decades like "Evangelion", "Blue Gender" and just this year "Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse".


"Essentially Godzilla vs. Transformers" extremely ignorant statement


In the hands & imagination of del Toro nothing is "Essentially…" He has never failed to surprise me. He has a extremely unique view of things & the talent to bring it to the big screen.


this looks awesome. screw you haters.

Dick Jones

Did you bother to do any research on your article before just throwing it out online or are you just plain ignorant? Del Toro's last directing gig was Hellboy 2 in 2008. Please be right, Mayans…

David Barker

Transformers? These don't transform in any way into any sort of Machine and are Mech robots. Who taught you how to research an article before posting complete nonsense?


Just what we needed: a remake of GODZILLA VS. MEGALON at 1000 times the budget. I think I'll stick with my Ultraman box set.


Gee, if I were 14 I'd be interested, but I'd seen Godizilla when I was that age — if not younger.

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