A look at movies, especially films based on books (Yes that includes comics); Opinions, facts, movie charts, production news and, when possible a look at the movies VS their source material. I may also champion books I've read that really should be movies. I've also used it to display the unedited versions of my blogs for SyFy; (The sci-fi channel UK website.)Feel free to let me know about any stories that you think deserve the big screen treatment.
Monday, 29 April 2013
Pacific Rim: From the director of Pan’s Labyrinth, it’s Giant Monsters vs. Giant Robots from Russia, China, Japan, Australia & the U.S...
Come on, that’s better than sex right? O.K no, but it’s a
close second damn it! Message from the legendary del Toro...
“This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after
listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it's
time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!
- Guillermo del Toro”
We cannot thank you enough Mr. Del Toro sir. The year
of sci-Fi heroics firmly back on track with Iron Man Three (after the gorgeous,
but disappointing Oblivion let us down) Pacific Rim may have been falling off
the radar a little bit. With Man of Steel, Star Trek Into Darkness & Thor
stealing the sci-fi / comic book headlines thanks to some pretty exciting
trailers and teases, we needed to be reminded why Giant robots versus giant
Monsters is a cool thing, especially if you are with the majority of people and didn't spend many a misspent hour watching Japanese cartoons.
“When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started
rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume
humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special
type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are
controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural
bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the
relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no
choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie
Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a
legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as
mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”