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Watch the Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’

Pacific Rim is the latest summer blockbuster to get a full-length trailer; directed by Guillermo del Toro of Pan’s Labyrinth, the movie is an interesting foray into the “mecha” genre more typically found in Japanese anime (think Gundam or Neon Genesis Evangelion). The premise is that massive aliens have risen out of the Pacific Ocean and humanity, captained by Idris Elba and advised by Charlie Day, has elected to fight them using giant robots piloted by people. The trailer hints at more existential undertones — we’re led to believe the robots are successful and humanity is left to deal with the consequences of its own creation — but most of the screen time is dedicated to showy battle scenes, including a giant ship used as a baseball bat. The midnight openings will commence July 2.

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