‘Pacific Rim’ News and Notes & First Look Promo Pic

by on June 27, 2012

in Entertainment

'Pacific Rim' first look at Idris Elba in uniformFor all the giant monster and robot movie fans out there, there was  a bit of info from Guillermo del Toro on his upcoming movie, Pacific Rim.

In this latest bit on Pacific Rim, the talk is on the motivation of humanity and why we’d care that giant monsters are coming out to destroy our good cities.  Basically, he’s attacking Tokyo, Hong Kong, Australia and of course, San Francisco.

(I swear, this poor city gets beat on constantly!)

And as far as the battles between Kaiju (giant monsters or strange beast) and the human powered giant robots, he says that they create conflicts that range from the bottom of the ocean to the atmosphere of Earth!

Del Toro even made note that in one battle, the point of view is from that of a single person and they never break from that perspective for that battle.

His sets include streets that vibrate or simulate the stomping of giant monsters.

He’s even been noted to mentioning cutlery… for the robots???  That could be cool.  Or it could be going the way of the Power Rangers… though I have more faith in him than that.  Del Toro has been pretty inventive in the past with some things that he has worked on and I have a feeling this is going to be just a bit cooler than a Saturday morning kids show..

I’ve been in love with giant monsters ever since my wee-bit days and they represent a fond memory, a sort of fun and safe place for me.  So Pacific Rim has fired off neurons in my brain that makes me like this idea.  That this could be an interesting or fun movie.  But I’m not fooling myself.  I’m fully expecting “popcorn” fun.

And the cast is set with actors I like too,

  • Charlie Hunnam,
  • Charlie Day,
  • Rinko Kikuchi,
  • Max Martini,
  • Willem Dafoe,
  • Robert Kazinsky,
  • Clifton Collins Jr.,
  • Diego Klattenhoff and
  • Ron Perlman.


Kaiju (Godzilla Look) by Erk kun fr Deviant Art

The film 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 is slated for theatrical release in July of 2013, barring any studio mind changes on release dates.

(Footnote:  No, Godzilla will NOT be in the movie.  I’m just using the image for a fun reference.  Like this one below)

Teruyoshi Nakano Godzilla and Mecha Godzilla

Teruyoshi Nakano Godzilla and Mecha Godzilla

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