Add 'Pacific Rim' to the list of flicks I have to catch in the theater next summer. I don't get to make it out to the movies nearly as much as I used to but there are always a few films that I have to see in the theater and they're usually of the action/adventure variety. I want those explosions to be loud and in surround sound dammit!

And oh does 'Pacific Rim' look like it's gonna be chock full of the aforementioned explosions, what with all the giant monsters and robots going at it.

I'm constantly bitchin' about the lack of originality in the movies these days and director Guillermo del Toro delivers in that department. Here's the official 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.

'Pacific Rim' hits theaters July 13, 2013.