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Pacific Rim’s Big Monster Action

1 Jul

By James Robert Shaw

With what could be the biggest summer blockbuster of 2013, Warner Brothers is making sure the viewers of this clip are given sugar high with 1 minute and 11 seconds of big robot action.

In this video we see Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kukuchi) co-piloting a Jaeger as they wage an all-out brawl with a Kaiju. The punches sound hard and heavy and every connecting blow is visually impressive.

I know. There are others who’ve complained about the slow action movement of the titans but in all honestly I’m hypothesizing this was a deliberate in order to give each of the two characters on-screen a larger-than-life feel.

I’m keeping my options open this summer. I’m looking for a movie that doesn’t make one think deep thoughts and at the same time it will give me my action flick fix. Think Starship Troopers but a little more highbrow. And until the Gareth Edward’s directed Godzilla film comes stomping into theatres next year Pacific Rim will just have to keep this nerd happy.

Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnman, Rinko Kukuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day. Directed by Guillermo del Toro with screenplay by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro. In theatres July 12, 2013.

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Pacific Rim Faces the Monsters at Our Door with Newest Trailer

25 Jun

By James Robert Shaw

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Rinko Kukuchi. Directed by Guillermo del Toro with screenplay by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro. In Theatres July 13, 2013.

Source(s): Warner Brothers Pictures

The Next IMAX FANFIX poster will be for Pacific Rim!

24 Jun

By Ed Sum
Pacific-Rim-ImaxThe next IMAX FANFIX print to be released will be for the first screenings of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim on July 12. And “conscripted” to create this second item of collectible posters is artist Sergio Grisanti. This artist is known for creating the Jaeger posters/card art used at WonderCon. Also, he’s done illustrative work for The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The digital image may not do the real item justice. There has to be something unique to make this second print release under the FANFIX banner special. Hopefully the poster is large enough to show a sense of the scale, or destruction being wrought as mech and beast face off in comic-book style explosion of wood and rubble. Del Toro had no set ideas in mind when giving the artist some parameters to work by.

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