Generally speaking, I saw two types of reactions when the Pacific Rim trailer came out. The first was “Wow, this looks awesome/OK/kind of like Transformers.” The second was “… wait, is that GLaDOS?” And while Ellen McLain‘s GLaDOS voice did feature quite heavily in the trailer, that won’t be the case in the movie itself. Because, says Guillermo del Toro, they’re using a different vocal filter. Sigh. It was not to be.
In making the movie, del Toro “wanted very much to have [McLain],” he said to the Toronto Sun, “because I’m a big Portal fan,”
“…but just as a wink. She’s not cake-obsessed. She’s not out to destroy humanity.
I said, ‘Look, there’s no A.I. I’d rather have than GLaDOS… [but] the filter we’re using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GLaDOS.”
Show of hands: Does anyone feel lied to? Or would having 100% genuine GLaDOS in Pacific Rim just have been distracting?