Pacific Rim July 12 2013

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.

Cherno Alpha from Pacific Rim

Cherno Alpha from Pacific Rim

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.

About K. L. Zolnoski

I've been an author all of my life, I just didn't realize it until the Great Recession and I got laid off. With no job on the horizon and a need to keep myself engaged in something productive I began to seriously write. Oh, I've always written. I've written in secret. I've written fan fiction. I've written when I was too embarrassed to let anyone else, save my long-suffering sister see it. All that and it never occurred to me I was a writer until circumstances forced me to try my hand at self publishing. Sometimes it is funny how the universe has to show you what is right under your nose.
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