1st dramatic peek at Pacific Rim's massive monster-fighting mechs

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Dec 17, 2012

Guillermo Del Toro's new flick Pacific Rim promises to be a wild sci-fi romp, with giant robots facing off with giant monsters—and now we finally have our first look at the uber-mechs.

Dubbed Jaegers, the giant bots will face off with the monstrous Kaiju in a worldwide war of epic proportions. Our first peek at the Jaegers shows off the head and upper robo-chest, with a few tiny people standing on its should for context. When Del Toro said he was talking about big robots, he wasn't kidding.

Check out the poster, which was created for Comic-Con, below.

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If that piqued your interest, here's the full 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.

What do you think? Do these super-mechs look like they can hold their own with giant monsters?

(Via Bleeding Cool)