New PACIFIC RIM Wondercon Trailer Shows Robots Beating Monsters With Boats

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New PACIFIC RIM Wondercon Trailer Shows Robots Beating Monsters With Boats
I admit I'm a total neophyte when it comes to most Japanese-style monster movies (I had to look up Kaiju to remember what the hell the subgenre is called...) I'm vaguely aware about words like "Macross", and Robotech was this weird cartoon on when I was a young adolescent that never seemed as fun as Voltron.

Still, based on evidence to date, I think I'm going to like Pacific Rim a whole lot. Plus, it looks like a robot dude is going to beat the shit out of a monster with a boat. "That's kind of awesome", sayeth my inner 12 year-old.

Launched on the film's Facebook page, this is a trailer originally cut for Wondercon, where GDT made the announcement, "I think it's time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!"

The newest trailer seems to contain even more of what I'm looking for in the film, from epic battles to a sense of real, ominous doom. Frankly, this is a giant sandbox for Guillermo to play in, and I'm pretty hopeful that at feature length it'll all hang together.

Others are more cynical, with several of our writers saying this trailer "leaves them cold." We want to know what you have to say- be you neophyte like me or fully immersed in this genre culture, are you guys feeling positive about this film from what you've seen so far?
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GOZUApril 29, 2013 4:09 PM

That didn't so much "leave me cold" as it sent shivers down my spine. Bad-ass.

ikilledbambiApril 29, 2013 4:22 PM

okay, i hope they didnt showed all the action parts of the movie in this trailer...

CHUDApril 29, 2013 5:15 PM

The use of the ship as a sword was brilliant.

BongBongApril 29, 2013 5:22 PM

I think this is just a small slice of the action and 'amazingness' to come.

jah pApril 29, 2013 9:39 PM

After seeing this , I can't wait to see what the "Asylum Studios" comes up with!lol!!

Pa Kent Says MaybeApril 29, 2013 10:49 PM

Several of your writers are correct.
This looks as stupid as INDEPENDENCE DAY or TRANSFORMERS.

Mad_Dog_YayanApril 29, 2013 11:56 PM

Ah yes, and you have the intelligence of Michael Bay

bobApril 30, 2013 12:24 AM

looks awesome,

fullblowncarnageApril 30, 2013 2:50 AM

Pacific rim job from Asylum

HeijoshinMay 1, 2013 2:21 PM

I've never been a fan of the giant robot anime genre. I really disliked all of the Transformers sequels immensely and only mildly enjoyed the first one. On the other hand this is looking better and better to me every time I see something new on it. Being honest though, after seeing this trailer and learning that Charlie Day is part of the cast... I am definitely in now. Lol