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Pacific Rim

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The human spirit endures—with the help of some giant robots.

In Pacific Rim, Guillermo Del Toro's latest opus, the people of earth are under attack from some interdimensional monsters who think they can just stroll into our living space and make it their own.

The monsters thought wrong. As Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman are going to make abundantly clear. In order to battle these giant menaces, people develop giant robots called Jaegers and load them with a couple of human Jaegermeisters to pilot the hulking metal machines. Catch five things we picked up while checking out the upcoming flick's trailer:

Check out the first glimpse of Pacific Rim!

Pacific Rim Screen grabs

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1. These monsters, called Kaiju, have no respect for private property. Or public property. Basically, all property is toast when these guys show up.

Pacific Rim Screen grabs

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2. While more colorful, the Transformers dudes have nothing on this massive, people-piloted robots—especially when it comes to giving your thighs a really thorough workout.

Pacific Rim Screen grabs

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3. Nothing—not monsters, not robots—is more stirring than people rallying together against a common foe.

Pacific Rim Screen grabs

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4. Beware falling robots.

Pacific Rim Screen grabs

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5. While it's too early to say whether this movie will totally deliver, it looks to pack a solid punch.

The film is set to hit theaters—hard—on July 12, 2013.