Feast your eyes on this my kaiju and giant mech loving readers:
Normally I try to stay away from the hype surrounding a movie I want to see. The thing about Pacific Rim is that it has been so long since there has been a good Kaiju movie in the theatres that I haven’t been able to stay away from the ad campaign for it.
They’ve told us the names of some of the Jaegers, they’ve shown us some of the weaponry and they’ve teased us with spoilers about how the pilots mentally link with each other and their machines. Even with all of that I can hardly wait to see it.
Legendary Studios is producing it and director Guillermo del Toro is directing it. I know I’ll love it. I saw Pan’s Labyrinth, which was terrible and fantastic and horrific and wonderful all at the same time. And I don’t mean terrible as in a terrible movie, I mean it was a spectacular movie about people doing terrible things.
The special effects for Hellboy II: The Golden Army were excellent too. Although that movie had its flaws I think they had more to do with the constraints of the comic characters than the director.
I must confess that I’ve been hyped about Pacific Rim since I first discovered it was being made. I’ve been following the dribs and drabs of advertising. I know, I know no movie can live up to its hype but giant mechs and kaiju? It’s like someone asked me what kind of movie I’d like to see best and then they started making it.I love the names they’ve given the Jaegers; Gipsy Danger, Cherno Alpha, Crimson Typhoon. Those names are extra cool with a side of awesome sauce. The same for the different weaponry each one packs. C’mon, Tesla fists? Sting Blade? Nuclear Vortex Turbine? I love the creativity that went into dreaming these things up, and the engineering concepts too.
Rest assured, gentle reader, I will be seeing it opening day and I will be reviewing it. Perhaps this once a movie will live up to its hype. K.