Over the past week, the official Facebook page of the upcoming film Pacific Rim has been releasing images of a new set of beautiful posters featuring the Jaegers (giant human piloted robots). While there's sure to be another trailer and perhaps even more posters on the way before the film releases on July 11th, this set of five posters has given those who are patiently waiting for the film plenty to salivate over. It would be great if there was another set of posters featuring the Kaiju (giant monsters) as well, but perhaps it would be best to retain some secrecy and save what those beasts look like for the movie itself.
Much like the viral marketing campaign that launched before the first official trailer was released, the Jaegers featured here are the same five that were teased in low quality blueprint images during November of last year. These hulking death machines are sure to be prominently displayed in the film itself, especially the American robot piloted by Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), Gipsy Danger. Take a look below to check out these impressive-looking Jaegers for yourself.
Overall, I love these posters. They're artistic, colorful, and all of them convey a great sense of scale, which is critical when you're advertising a movie about giant robots. Each of these Jaegers has a distinct design, so they're pretty easy to tell apart. Crimson Typhoon has three arms, Striker Eureka has chest missiles, Cherno Alpha is heavily armored, Coyote Tango has giant guns on it's back, and Gipsy Danger has an enormous glowing core. Being able to distinguish what you're looking at is very important in an action movie, so it was wise choice to keep these machines looking relatively simple and unique.
Based on this set of posters alone, it's hard to pick out which one I like the most, but I think I'd have to give the edge to Striker Eureka, but that's primarily because of the missiles flying out of it's chest. It just looks too cool, damn it. My excitement level for this movie could not be any higher, and it remains my most anticipated film of the year.
Here is the official plot synopsis via Warner Bros.:
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.
Stay tuned for more on Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, which stomps its way into theaters on July 12th, 2013.