When the fate of the world is at stake and you’re in charge of a humongous fighting robot, you need to make sure your co-pilot is someone you can trust. So how do you decide? With a friendly sparring session with bo staffs, of course! In this new clip from Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming science fiction film, ‘Pacific Rim’, Raleigh Becket (played by Charlie Hunnam) is facing off against Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) to determine if she is worthy to be his Jaeger co-pilot.
As mentioned in a previous featurette, piloting a Jaeger is a little more detailed than strapping on the motion sensor suit. The two pilots’ minds must connect in what is known as the drift space – a psychic bond where each person’s memories will be open to the other. This psychic mind melding is what enables the two pilots to control the Jaeger as one. Of course this can get a little tricky when one pilot has feelings for another.
While the clip doesn’t center on any of the Jaeger vs. Kaiju action scenes like in the trailers, it’s certainly a nice deviation from the trailers and shows more of the character interactions that will be in the film.
‘Pacific Rim is definitely on our must see list of summer movies despite some of the criticisms from box office analysts that the film will have a poor showing against Adam Sandler’s film ‘Grown Ups’. Because of this, however, don’t be surprised if Warner Bros. decides to really amp up the promotion for the film in the coming weeks.
Check out clip below and let us know if ‘Pacific Rim’ is also on your list of summer movies to see!
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’ opens in theaters on July 12 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini and Ron Perlman.