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14-Minute ‘Pacific Rim’ Featurette: Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba Give One Last Big Sales Pitch

Guillermo del Toro‘s ‘Pacific Rim‘ hits theaters this Friday, and it’s fair to say that everyone involved is a little nervous that this big-budgeted monsters vs. robots movie won’t connect with audiences. So now we’re getting a near-fifteen minute making-of featurette to sell the film again.

This comes after yesterday’s new trailer and reviews are starting to hit the web, so you can tell we’re definitely in the final push.The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi and, at this point, the film has shown a lot of itself to audiences in the hopes of enticing more people to take a chance on the film.

This new featurette seems to combine some previous material, as it walks through what it means to drift, and sets up that Hunnam has faced the Kaiju problem head on and lost before. It also shows a little more of the Charlie Day character, and shows that he’s partnered with Burn Gorman (who you might remember from ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘) and that the duo have a contentious relationship.

‘Pacific Rim’ opens this Friday, July 12, and we can’t wait to get a look at it. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

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.

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