My god this movie looks awesome. I understand that this is a term that is perhaps too broadly used but from this trailer alone it looks like it deserves the claim.
Anyway, Pacific Rim is the new monster movie being directed by Guillermo Del Toro and as we have seen from his past work, if anyone can do a monster movie, its Guillermo. Edris Elba stars in the this monster flick as mankind fights against an invasion of monsters from the sea with giant mechs. I realize this sounds a bit silly, but just watch the trailer and I will let you be the judge.
Admittedly, the first thing that came to mind was that it looked and felt a lot like Cloverfield meets Real Steel but quickly realized there was a lot more going on. First off, GLaDOS plays the AI in the movie which is amazing. I mean listen to that computer’s voice and tell me that wasn’t the same voice that lied to you about the cake. Secondly, these monsters appear from a crack or portal to a different dimension at the bottom of the sea which feels incredibly Cthulu, so my fingers are definitely crossed for more connections there. And lastly, I couldn’t help but pick up Shadow of the Colossus tones with the shots of some of those beasts.
All in all the movie looks absolutely fantastic. The premise seems a bit out there but if there is anyone out there who could pull it off it would be Guillermo Del Toro. I mean just look at the monsters. You have to yield that if anything those monsters look pretty epic. Totally stoked for this one.