Pacific Rim (2013)
Here’s the latest crop of photos from Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi spectacle, Pacific Rim. Early screenings of the film generated a fairly positive buzz around the net, including a wonderful nod from Looper director, Rian Johnson: “Go into Pacific Rim preparing to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much.”
I hear ya, Mr. Johnson. There is a strong, powerful love for this film growing within me. With little more than kick-ass trailers and a bevy of production photos to go on, I’m truly hoping that Del Toro can show the world just how a modern monster film should be made, and with nary a lukewarm review in sight, it seems that the famed director will do just that.
Pacific Rim crashes into theaters on July 11th.
Giant monsters and mobilized mechanical suits hold a special place in my heart. Few things are more entertaining than watching creatures the size of buildings completely demolish an entire city before your eyes. Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming science fiction blockbuster, Pacific Rim, has been on my radar for quite some time, but only now are we privy to a sneak peak at the world of reckless, ancient kaiju and towering, triumphant Jaeger.
Feast your eyes on the film’s latest trailer. We get a startling glimpse at some of the monsters our heroes will be facing, in addition to a bit of exposition, though only just enough to whet our appetites.
I think what most excites me is that first opening shot of the kaiju’s skeletal remains sprawled over a Naval vessel. It’s completely and utterly chilling, and it gives you a great sense of scope as far as the monsters are concerned. Plus, take a look at the way those pilots are handling that mech. Based on what we know about the neurological connections needed to control one, wherein it essentially takes two people hooked up to one of those bad boys in order for it to work, it seems that we’re looking at an incredibly dark film with a lot of depth to explore, and I, for one, absolutely cannot wait to see it.
No word yet on a release date as of yet, but here’s hoping that Pacific Rim robopunches its way into our hearts sometime before the end of summer 2013.