Pop Rocks: Admit It, The New Man Of ... I Mean, Pacific Rim Trailer Is Pretty Badass

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I realize I just did one of these with Man of Steel a couple weeks ago, but mercy, did that WonderCon footage of Pacific Rim didn't cause geek serotonin levels to spike yesterday.

But I know what you're saying: "Dude, WonderCon was last month. Why is this just coming out now?" For starters, you totally didn't say that, because you have no idea when WonderCon was. Second, here's director Guillermo Del Toro:

This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it's time for me to show you more footage.

And show us he did.

Isaac Newton said to every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. Pacific Rim is the reaction to years of half-assed robot wankery like Battleship and Transformers and big screen lobotomies like Matthew Broderick's Godzilla.

Newton couldn't have known he was referring to giant mechs and extra-dimensional monsters beating the snot out of each other (or maybe did, dude was pretty smart), but the quote stands up. Now, our blog back-end has been FUBAR for over a week, so I'm not going to post as many screencaps. Most of you have seen some of these shots in previous trailers anyway, so we'll stick with the new stuff.

"They first made land in San Francisco." By Jove, Pat Robertson was right. I assume the second and third places were New Orleans and Disneyworld, as per holy scripture.

"If you want to stop them, you have to understand them." For some reason, I always knew Charlie would be the only one of the It's Always Sunny crowd to survive the apocalypse. Well, him and Frank.

"2,500 tons of awesome." I'm pretty sure the Jaeger just pulled that thing's head clean off. J'approuve.

"They never figured we would rise to the challenge." I know it probably has nothing to do with anything, but how do you *not* get a screen grab of Ron Perlman in that suit. Shit, Charlie Hunman and Perlman? This would be the best Sons of Anarchy movie ever.

"Today we are canceling the Apocalypse!" And just in case Idris Elba's stirring motivational speech wasn't enough, let me USE THIS SUPERTANKER LIKE A BASEBALL BAT.

Pacific Rim may well be dumber than a sack of croquet mallets. I don't care. I will see it on the largest screen possible while eating the largest size popcorn available and give a mental high five to the ten-year old kid who used to have his Gaiking Shogun warrior fight Godzilla in the backyard.

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