‘Pacific Rim’: See it early, free with Guillermo del Toro

June 28, 2013 | 8:00 a.m.

Charlie Hunnam, left, as Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

The United States' Gipsy Danger in a scene from "Pacific Rim." Gipsy Danger is a Jaeger, one of the fighting robots invented by humans to defeat an alien kaiju onslaught. (Warner Bros.)

Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost, left, and Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Rob Kazinsky as Chuck Hansen, left, and Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Max Martini as Herc Hansen, left, Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost, and Clifton Collins as Ops Tendo Choi in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori, left, Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost, and Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Robert Maillet as Lt. S. Kaidanovsky and Heather Doerksen as Lt. A. Kaidanovsky in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

China's Jaeger Crimson Typhoon, left, and Russia's Jaeger Cherno Alpha in a scene from "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket, left, and Mana Ashida as young Mako in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

The United States' Jaeger Gipsy Danger, left, and Australia's Jaeger Striker Eureka in a scene from "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Rob Kazinsky as Chuck Hansen, left, and Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Charlie Hunnam, left, as Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Max Martini as Herc Hansen, left, and Rob Kazinsky as Chuck Hansen in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Max Martini as Herc Hansen, left, and Rob Kazinsky as Chuck Hansen in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Charlie Hunnam, left, as Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori, left, and Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost, left, Max Martini as Herc Hansen, Clifton Collins Jr. as Ops Tendo Choi and Rob Kazinsky as Chuck Hansen in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Charles Luu, Lance Luu and Mark Luu play the Wei Tang triplets in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Ron Perlman as Hannibal Chau, left, and Charlie Day as Dr. Newton Geiszler in "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)

Most moviegoers will have to wait until July 12 to see “Pacific Rim,” but a few hundred Hero Complex readers will get to see the much-anticipated robots-vs.-kaiju epic early on Wednesday, July 10, at our free IMAX screening in Long Beach.

Guillermo del Toro attends Comic-Con International in San Diego in 2012.  (Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times)

Guillermo del Toro attends Comic-Con International in San Diego in 2012. (Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles Times)

The special advanced screening of the futuristic tale will include a Q&A with the film’s Oscar-nominated director and co-writer Guillermo del Toro, moderated by Hero Complex editor Gina McIntyre.

“Pacific Rim” chronicles the battle between giant alien monsters who invade our world and the enormous robots — called Jaegers — which humans build and pilot to defeat the alien threat. (Click through the gallery above for some scenes from the movie.) The film marks Del Toro’s first directing gig since 2008’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army.”

“Pacific Rim’s” cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Burn Gorman and Del Toro regular Ron Perlman.

To RSVP for the screening, to be held July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX, log on to latimes.com/pacificrim starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2. And be warned: Tickets go fast.

To find out first about the other films that will be featured in the Hero Complex Screening Series, follow us on Twitter: @LATherocomplex.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark

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12 Responses to ‘Pacific Rim’: See it early, free with Guillermo del Toro

  1. Jorge says:

    I want to go!!!! I’m a big time fan of Guillermo’s work. I attended the hero complex film festival and saw The Devils Back Bone and Pan’s labyrinth. I still have the wrist band lol!!

  2. mantis says:

    This ifs going to be epic. I think I have a tear. I also made it to the previous screening. It was awesome. I already preordered my tix for the 11th. just in case…

  3. Stephanie says:

    I really wanna see it in va beach va

  4. socalopez says:

    YES!!!! 10 mins from my place totally there!!!!

  5. Sam Alcala says:

    I can’t wait another bad ass movie from Guillermo I want to go see it.

  6. Elsy Secaida says:

    Would Luv to go see the movie !!!!!!

  7. marcus says:

    is it eastern time or pacific time at 10am?

  8. david says:

    I guess they went fast…I had specifically set reminders for myself to log on right at 10AM (PST) to RSVP but by 10:40AM (PST) it was already too late!!! DAMN!!!!

  9. Désirée says:

    By 10:03, which is when the site finally went live, it was too late. I put in for two tix and my screen went to Pending and then Sold Out. :(

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