Guillermo Del Toro And The Cast Of Pacific Rim Explain The Reason For Two Jaeger Pilots


pacific rim bannerOne of the things that has been stressed in the Pacific Rim trailers has been the fact that the giant robot Jaegers have to have two pilots. Well I say it is one of the things stressed, but the most important thing from the trailers is the fact giant robots and even bigger Kaijus will be trading blows in a Guillermo Del Toro film. But there has been emphasis on the part about a Jaeger having to be piloted by two people. One person can’t do it alone. That plot point has been something a lot of people have discussed as they try to figure out what significance that holds and why that has to be the case. Del Toro and the cast of Pacific Rim star in a new featurette to explain why it has to be two pilots. WB released the video to give fans a look at the film and what’s so special about the thing called “The Drift.” What do you think about that explanation? Is that a unique and compelling enough explanation? It certainly opens up story possibilities.

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 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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