Pacific-Rim-Poster-ExtinctGuillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has long been slated as one of the biggest movies of the year, with mammoth-sized action and incredible special effects.

Jon was treated to an early preview of the film last week, and you can catch up on our first impressions of Pacific Rim here. (Spoiler alert: He liked it a lot.)

We’ve got just over a month left on the clock before the film hits the cinema, and now Warner Bros. have released another explosive new TV spot for the anticipated blockbuster.

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.

Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Idris Elba lead a great cast, starring alongside Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.

Del Toro is back behind the camera for the first time since Hellboy II, and he’s directing from a script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham.

Pacific Rim is released in 3D and IMAX 3D on July 12th in the US and UK. Just over a month to go, and you can pretty much guarantee this is going to be awesome.

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