This latest trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s mecha epic, Pacific Rim, downplays the action found in the last trailer. Instead, Idris Elba’s (Thor) character, the commanding officer Stacker Pentecost, delivers a speech to his team that serves as a framing device for the trailer. We’ve all seen it in a multitude of trailers: an optimistic, uplifting voiceover is played over a mix of both action-packed and dramatic sequences, building up a crescendo before some final, lasting image. Been there, done that, right? At least with Pacific Rim, there are huge monsters and robots.
Seriously, I can’t get over how excited I am for the film, and from what I’ve seen around the internet and with fellow film critics/writers, it appears I’m not the only one. del Toro definitely deserves all of the acclaim Pacific Rim will, I’m assuming, receive from both critics and audiences. Included in this post are a few new stills from the film. You can find the full gallery of almost 60 new Pacific Rim images over at Collider.