Jewel Staite Instagrammed this with the caption "Man do we ever love these reunions." Man do I ever love this cast. (Nerd Approved)
ReviewTo make effective monsters, you need someone who knows monsters. Guillermo del Toro, best known as the director of the Hellboy movies, and Pan’s Labyrinth, is a man well versed in genre flicks and the many pitfalls one tends to run into there. So it is by this knowledge, and not a little fan appreciation for those genres, that his latest film, Pacific Rim, is pulled off with nary a hitch. This giant robot-and-monsters clash of titans is much more than the sum of its mechanical parts, offering up a feast of worldbuilding details alongside a thrilling piece of action-adventure storytelling. More than that, Pacific Rim knows what kind of film it is, and sticks to tone with a consistency that could teach the lumbering beasts around it a thing or two. Mild spoilers abound, none kaiju-sized.
Almost Totally Excellent
Watch Guillermo del Toro talk about how he grounded and humanized his kaiju v.s. mecha movie, and learn more about the characters played by Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Charlie Hunnam in this new featurette for Pacific Rim. After all, if anyone can give heart to two of the most over-the-top types of sci-fi films, it's Guillermo del Toro. In case you thought you were just imagining things, that is in fact GLaDOS at about 1:20. (via Collider)
Warner Bros. had planned on holding out until WonderCon to debut this trailer, but the gigantic robot cat is out of the bag now. The new Pacific Rim trailer is a solid two-and-a-half minutes of huge robots fighting huger monsters, because that's exactly what people want out of this movie. They get into a little bit of the story. Something about aliens invading. I don't know. There are too many skyscraper-sized robots punching weird monsters in this thing to focus on whatever plot they're trying to convey.