Guillermo Del Toro thinks it's important to ground a giant green-screen movie in some realistic, terrestrial mechanics.
As such, he built a real, working robot cockpit for his actors to be jostled around in mercilessly. I'm sure they appreciate the realism.
Learn all about it in the new Pacific Rim featurette:
The movie takes place in the near future, after Earth is attacked by giant monsters that emerge from the sea.
In order to combat them, the humans build a series of giant manned robots called Jaegers.
Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman star.
Pacific Rim premieres July 12.