Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba star in the first Pacific Rim trailer
My biggest pet peeve with movies lately is when action movies rip-off the INCEPTION trailer from a few years ago. Almost every film does it these days and I’m to the point now where every time I hear the spaced out bawaaaaaaaaaa bass beats in a trailer, I instantly lose interest.
BATTLESHIP TRANSFORMERS PACIFIC RIM is the latest to utilize the trick and if it wasn’t for the fact it’s directed by Guillermo del Toro, I probably would have stopped halfway through. The trailer is very light on star Charlie Hunnam, but features a rousing motivational speech from Idris Elba and of course, plenty of giant robots.
Maybe I’m being a little too harsh; I do like the idea of giant robots fighting giant sea creatures, but the trailer follows such a cookie-cutter approach that it makes me nervous the film will suffer the same fate. But here’s hoping del Toro still has the magic touch. PACIFIC RIM stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Maillet and Burn Gorman. The Guillermo del Toro film will hit theaters on July 12, 2013.