“Let’s Go Already!” New Pacific Rim 2 Trailer Give Us More Monsters and More Mecha
Mecha is not my favorite genre of anime except for some of the classics, Evangelion and Macross Plus to name two. Y’all can keep them Gundams, but Pacific Rim was one of my favorite films when it came out in 2013. Not only was it fun and exciting, but it had a diverse cast, a badass WOC heroine, and there was just a joy to its chaos. We need that kind of fun in action films sometimes.
So Pacific Rim 2 seems to be building off of that and adding so much more camp, which thank you! One of the biggest problems I had with the most recent Godzilla movie (not Shin Godzilla that was good) was how little Godzilla/Kaiju fighting we got. I want my carnage damn it!
My only concern walking into PR2 is that Del Toro, who co-wrote and directed the first film is only producing it. Whether you love or hate his movies, he has a great vision and putting his work in the hands of anyone else makes me…slightly nervous. Steven S. DeKnight, who has taken over Del Toro’s role as writer and director, has worked as a writer for several shows I love like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Marvel’s Daredevil, but this is his debut film.
There is also talk about this film being a jumping off point for a franchise:
“I’m certainly hoping so. I think you’ll definitely probably get more comics. The plan was always to use this movie as a launching pad. If enough people show up to this, we’ve already talked about the plot of the third movie, and how the end of the third movie would expand the universe to a Star Wars/Star Trek-style [franchise] where you can go in many, many different directions. You can go main canon, you can go spin-offs, you can go one-offs. Yeah, that’s the plan. And I would love to see an animated TV show based on this.” (via Slashfilm)
I know that I’d rather see a whole series of Pacific Rim movies before even having to sit through another Transformers movie trailer ever again.
Not to mention I’d follow John Boyega a.k.a Finn a.k.a Moses into the pits of monster hell.
Are you ready for the uprising?
(via The Verge, image: Screengrab)
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