The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s new film Pacific Rim has hit the streets. It’d officially called “Pacific Rim” but I have a feeling it will simply be known as Monsters vs. Robots.

The plot has been briefly described as:

When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

And really, what more needs to be said?

If you need a longer description, well, there’s this:

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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) — 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.

Or…to sum up: Monsters vs. Robots!

Pacific Rim open on July 12, 2013.

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