Pacific Rim Preview

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Director Guillermo del Toro’s latest project should be something incredible, this film is called Pacific Rim.

Del Toro’s latest film, in his own words is, “It’s a film about giant robots fighting giant monsters,’ ‘Pacific Rim’s’ plot is simple, a portal opened in the ‘Pacific Rim’ causing giant monsters called Kaiju to invade the earth, as the world’s populations faced extinction, giant robots called Jaegers were built to fight the Kaiju. But the relentless Kaiju continue their assault, the US government turn to a former pilot, played by Charlie Hunman and a Rookie pilot played by Rinko Kikuchi. Can these two save mankind from the Kaiju threat? Or will they fall before the Kaiju onslaught?

I can’t wait for this film, after seeing the viral images and film clips (including a news report on a Kaiju attack), I got so excited I stayed up till midnight to watch the trailer debut online. Safe to say, I watched the trailer more than twice that night. Del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham seemed to have created an exciting, fresh and original take on the giant monster movie. Maybe the Mayans cancelled the apocalypse for this film.

With a cast that also includes Idris Elba, Ron Pearlman, Robert Kazinsky, this promises to be a fantastic Summer Blockbuster that can hold it’s own against Iron Man 3, Man of Steel in the big budget action stakes.

Pacific Rim is out on July 12th 2013.

Jack Fryer

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