6 awesome things we all learned from that 1st Pacific Rim trailer

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:33 AM EDT (Updated)

The first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi epic Pacific Rim has finally dropped, showing off a wild alternate future where Earth is under attack by giant monsters. So what details can we glean from our first peek of the mech-vs.-monsters action?

Some pretty interesting details popped up in the footage, which gives us a look into the world Del Toro (Hellboy) is building here. Pushed to the brink, humanity decides to build gigantic mechs to fight off the invading monsters. Does it sound like a hard sci-fi spin on Godzilla? Sure.

But it looks absolutely amazing, and with Del Toro at the helm, you know he can probably pull off the premise. I mean, this is the guy who adapted Hellboy in a grounded way that made the horned, half-demon antihero believable in the real world. If anyone can do mechs and monsters and make it work, it's him.

Pacific Rim opens July 12, 2013.

Read on for six intriguing things we learned from the trailer.