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I dare you to find a movie this summer with a more badass tagline than Pacific Rim. Born from the endlessly inventive mind of Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is the summer's biggest and most inventive sci-fi adventure, sending us to a future in which monsters have risen from the sea, and humanity has created robots to fight back. But this isn't your average story about monsters pummeling robots-- there are people inside those machines
Itís the middle of the summer, popcorn movies are coming at us with a ferocity one can only handle while absorbed in a massive heat wave (scientifically proven). This week we defend Earth from evil sea monsters and get grown up all over again
In New York City, a ticket to see a new movie in 3D IMAX will cost you about $20. In Canada, that kind of cash can get you a movie ticket and an early digital download. Even if you're not a hardened New Yorker who just accepts exorbitant movie ticket prices, that's a steal!
And while it necessarily is filled with previously-seen footage, this is definitely a human-centered preview, teasing us with Charlie Hunnamís initiation into the Defense Corps and focusing more on what it takes for these guys to inhabit the giant Jaeger robots, and how the public reacts to their heroics.
With his new film Pacific Rim, director Guillermo del Toro has done more than told a simple story- heís created an entirely new sci-fi/fantasy world. Itís a cinematic universe where an inter-dimensional portal has ripped open on the floor of the ocean and has begun spilling out giant, horrific monsters called Kaiju that threaten to tear the world apart, leaving the human race to begin the construction of skyscraper-sized robots called Jaegers to fight them off.
Idris Elba to think about a crocodile compared to a lizard, and that a dinosaur is the lizard while the Kaiju is the crocodile and viewers may begin to understand the scale of this flick. (And picture me as the most excited ten-year-old on the planet.)
Thereís one thing about Pacific Rim I really want to know. If a Jaeger falls, does that mean that the human pilots who are maneuvering these skyscraper-sized robots die, as well? Because if not, then why do we care?
What's the best way to find a partner to mind-meld with? Throw down with them in a friendly but intense sparring match, as demonstrated in the latest clip from Pacific Rim, which shows us Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket, who faces off with Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) to see if she's got the chops to go head to head with him in a much more literal sense, because that's what it takes to operate the Jaegers that are being used to fight the Kaiju.
Based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is set in a not-too-distant future where monsters from another dimension nicknamed Kaiju begin to emerge from a rift that has opened up in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. When these beasts begin to attack populated cities, the United Nation comes together and organizes the Jaeger program, the department in charge of creating skyskraper-sized robots that can be used to fight off the other-worldly invaders.
Ron Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro have quite the history together. The duo first united on the filmmakerís 1993 debut Cronos, and have remained tight ever since. They reunited for the first time in 2002 when del Toro made his first comic book movie, Blade II, and Perlman became a leading man when they worked together on both Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
In his voiceover, Del Toro promises that the action in Rim will rival the imaginations we had when we were 11-year-olds. Only he has a budget most studios wouldnít entrust to a child, which is part of the reason why weíre so excited to see what he does in the blockbuster.
Played byThe Brothers Bloom's Rinko Kikuchi, Mako Mori is a co-pilot of the Jaeger (giant battleing robot) Gypsy Danger. Here she is in the Conn-pod apparatus, which is not in fact controlled by the actors, but by off-camera puppeteers from Legacy FX.
Based on a script by del Toro and Travis Beacham, the film stars Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi as a pair of Jaeger pilots, the former a washed up veteran and the latter a trainee. When the chips are down and the world is close to succumbing to the giant inter-dimensional creatures that have erupted from the Pacific Ocean...
Based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is set in a future where a dimensional portal has opened in the depth of the Pacific Ocean and has begun spewing out giant, 30-story monsters called Kaiju.
Go big or go extinct! Mankind is fighting for our very existence in this tantalizing action flick, and the TV spot teases a premise so grand and action sequences so outrageous that they demand being seen on the biggest screen you can find.
Pacific Rim is set in on an Earth under attack by legions of Kaiju, big bad monsters that come from space, but crawl out of the ocean to unfurl mayhem upon mankind. To fight back, humans invents a weapon called Jaegers, enormous battle bots powered by two pilots simultaneously through a powerful mental link.
Because it's not based on any previously existing characters and it's not a sequel, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is one of the stealthier would-be hits of the coming summer season. That is, until you get a look at trailers like this one, and realize that this thing is ready to blow our socks off so long as we give it the chance
The posters, shared via an elaborate viral site for Guillermo Del Toroís Pacific Rim, is a clever riff on the classic World War II posters that rallied the population to contribute to the countryís war effort. Itís the latest poster to arrive on the site.
When it comes to comic conventions, Guillermo del Toro is treated as a true legend. As the filmmaker behind comic book adaptations like Hellboy as well as incredible works of fantasy like Panís Labyrinth, the director is as big a name as youíll find in genre movies, and the fans love him for it.
Pacific Rim will be based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, focusing on a human response to some surprising creature attacks that devastate a few of our major cities. Where do you think that footprint comes from? Legendary Pictuers says itís the mark of one of the many Kaiju Ė the name for the beasts who terrorize our planet.
Concept art can sometimes be a mixed bag. In many cases - particularly when it comes to big sci-fi or action adventures - the pieces can be totally mindblowing and cool, but it can sometimes turn to disappointment when the final cut of the film bares very little resemblance to that what was initially promised through illustrations. Only time will tell if that will be the case Guillermo del Toro and the upcoming Pacific Rim, but...
Del Toro is one of Hollywood's most famous nerds, so it comes as no surprise to see all the nerdy influences that went into Pacific Rim, from naming the monsters Kaiju-- a common trope of Japanese movies and TV shows-- to basing the monster-fighters off Western heroes, right down to the sound of clinking spurs when our heroes strap into the robots
What is Robotech? The Japanese anime ran for 85 episodes, airing in the U.S. in 1985. The initial story involved humans discovering an alien ship that had crashed on a South Pacific island, then using the technology aboard the craft to create weaponry Ė and massive robots Ė that were used in subsequent Robotech wars.
Centered on the battle between massive monsters that have emerged from the ocean's depths and the gargantuan robots humans have built to defend civilization, this sci-fi epic is perfectly suited for summer movie going. But while Pacific Rim is an original screenplay, the basic premise isn't exactly new, a point made by a cheeky new trailer mash-up.
Based on an original script by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is set in a distant future where a portal to another dimension has opened up beneath the Pacific Ocean and has begun to pour out giant, skyscraper-sized monsters colloquially known as Kaiju. In order to protect their world from the invading creatures, the world's governments team up to create giant mechs called Jaegers, which they hope to use to drive the aliens back where they came from.