12 July 2013 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Director Guillermo del Toro is famous for making movies about terrible, wonderful creatures, but the monsters in his latest flick, "Pacific Rim," are quite literally out of this world.

Here, the fight for survival has never been bigger as the deadly monsters known as Kaiju rise out of the Pacific Ocean and do battle with the human-powered robots called Jaegers. The rest is just icing on the giant cake, as Earth bands together to defend itself from total annihilation.

But before you go racing off to the movie theater with your Jaeger or Kaiju mask in tow, here are 10 things you should know about the biggest robots vs. monsters flick of the summer.

1. You'll Wish Your Eyes Were Bigger.

Some new releases absolutely must be seen in the theater while others are fine to watch on demand. Unless you have some sort of professional-grade movie theater in your house, "Pacific Rim »

- Jenni Miller

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