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Pacific Rim: 6 Geeky Reasons Why We Want it NOW!

Epic monster bakbakan!
by Neps Firmalan | May 1, 2013
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Guillermo del Toro's ambitious sci-fi flick Pacific Rim is slated for release this July and we, the folks who have been drooling over it since the first trailer came out late last year, can't wait any longer.

Allow us to put this in another way: We hate it that there's still two months to go before we get to see glorious bakbakan between ginormous aliens and huge metallic robots this movie offers!

The aliens vs bots headline should be enough for fans to wet their pants. However, it's not all about them giants. We came up with several reasons why, together with the supersized protagonists and antagonists, Pacific Rim is going to appeal big time to our (and your) inner geek!

1. Giants, giants everywhere!

If products have a unique selling point, movies have 'em, too, and it only takes half a brain to figure out that for Pacific Rim, it's giant metallic soldiers called "Jaegers" duking it out against grotesque giant aliens called "Kaijus" for the ultimate survival of the human race. It's a slugfest of epic proportions, one that Godzilla (or Gojira for any Japanese people reading right now) would perfectly fit into.

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2. Hand me that tanker baseball bat, now!

With our Jaegers come badass, large-scale weapons and tools to help them stop the  Kaiju threat. The staples (nukes, missiles, tanks, heavy ground artillery, jet fighters) should be part of the mix. But what we're looking for are the ones made specifically for this film. We've only seen glimpses so we're not really sure what these are, but it looks like there will be a lot of gigantic mano-a-mano combat in Pacific Rim.

Since the movie is set in the near future (not specified but 50 to 100 years from now from the looks of it), we're also expecting new, never-before-seen tech in it. For example: the huge-as-heck tools and factories used to create the Jaegers. And that glowing device which seems to be the power supply embedded in the chest of these bots? Looks like Iron Man's Arc Reactor, no?

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