The First Trailer for Pacific Rim Lives Up to the Hype!

We’ve finally gotten a look at Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, and it is awesome.

The giant robots vs. giant monsters movie looks like it will live up to the hype; it appeared to look like a Godzilla flick should look, and it has Del Toro’s tell-tale visual style: It’s darkly beautiful.

Idris Elba has a great speech scene, as we saw, and Charlie Hunnam narrates with a suitably gravelly, war-weary voice. So far, I haven’t seen anything that I don’t like, but I think a lot will hinge on how interesting the monsters look. I’m certain that the monster scenes in this clip have been artificially darkened to hide details about the creatures, which is fine.

Pacific Rim is slated to open on July 12, 2013.