Guillermo Del Toro has not been seen behind the director’s chair too much since dropping out of The Hobbit (correct me if I’m wrong – I was too lazy to google this). But here comes Pacific Rim, his long gestating tale of robots taking on monsters.
Del Toro is one of the most beloved visionaries working in film today. I must admit I have not seen too many of his films. Pacific Rim looks pretty epic though with stunning visuals – that huge whale skeleton early on blew my mind a little bit. Aside from the terrible Independence Day style jingoism that I am not at all keen on, this has me relatively excited to check the film out. Those monsters running rampant should be incredible viewing. Here’s hoping there is some narrative originality to go with the visuals though.
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Looks like fun
This looks fun. Hope Del Toro’s return to the director’s chair was worth the wait. And yes, he dropped out of The Hobbit.
+2 for “jingoism,” that’s how I’ve always felt about Independence Day, and what world might we have been living in if Del Toro had made The Hobbit, le sigh, but still can’t wait for this movie and his return to directing.