Check out killer con footage from Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM – giant robots vs. giant monsters!

Check out killer con footage from Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM – giant robots vs. giant monsters!


If you’re a film fan, one of the reasons to love the comic book convention circuit is it gives movie studios a reason to cut together new footage from some of the most anticipated movies out there. Case in point with director Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM. We’ve already posted a lot about it, but if you’re unfamiliar, the story is giant monsters attack the earth, so we build giant robots to fight them… pretty simple, but man does it look cool. Now there’s a new video called “Con footage” which shows a lot more of the robot vs. monster carnage, and gives us a new look at some of the characters in the film, even a brief shot of the great Ron Perlman! Take a look below, and get ready to be blown away. This is easily a must-see for us, what about you? Tell us in the comments below.

PACIFIC RIM is directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars  Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day.

SYNOPSIS: From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving 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.

PACIFIC RIM is set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 12, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.