Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba star in the first Pacific Rim trailer

Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba star in Pacific Rim

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.

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