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Guillermo del Toro & Pacific Rim cast: Favourite Movie Monsters

Pacific Rim features some of the biggest movie monsters to have terrorised cinema screens for some time.

The beasts in question are Kaiju, inspired in part by the classic Japanese movie monsters like Godzilla and his ilk. In the movie, humans have come up with a novel way to fight back - they pilot Jaeger (giant robots), and engage the beasts in combat.

When we had a chance to speak to Guillermo del Toro and cast members Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Robert Kazinsky, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman, we asked for their personal opinions on one of the ultimate questions for genre fans: what is your favourite movie monster of all time?

To find out their answers, watch the video below (Elba's response is particularly brilliant):

To find out what they had to say when we quizzed them on their favourite robots, catch up here:

Pacific Rim opens in the UK on 12 July 2013. Read our Pacific Rim review .