Thanks to this trailer, all across my social feeds people are like, “Oh yeah I guess this movie is going to whomp buttocks!” No duh. Nooo duh. If you’re already sold, check out this beauty. If you’re an errant bastard on the fence, watch this trailer. You’re welcome.
Woah baby. Del Toro is lining up an arsenal of amazing actors who give my loins the ignition signal for his next film, Crimson Peak. The latest two to join the cast are Benny Cumberbun and Jessie Chastain.
Pacific Rim is the sort of movie that is trying to surf a very specific niche. Should it slide the fuck off the rail, it is going to bash its goddamn skull and bleed suck everywhere. Should it succeed? Way gnarls, bro. Early reports is that the movie is totally fantastic, and that has this dude doing cartwheels. (What did I just type?)
Pacific Rim! More footage! What more do you need?
Oh, Gilly. This is one of the things you’re doing instead of Episode VII? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I think this is pretty cool. Actually, sort of really fucking awesome. And yet, I can’t help but wish it was lower on your hierarchy of worthwhile projects. Or Star Wars was higher. Eh. Whatever!
Well, crap. This one is a kick to the jimmies. It is looking like a plethora of talented Hollywood directors want nothing to do with the utter landmine that Episode VII could turn out to be. Guillermo del Toro is one of those directors. Even prior to The Franchise’s Resurrection, my brother and I would bandy about this good sir’s name. His love of creature creation, his appreciation for the use of prosthetics and make-up over CGI. All of these were a few of our favorite things. Whelp, he is out. O-u-t.
The veil has finally been pulled back on Guillermo del Toro’s robot and monsters flick, Pacific Rim. And what lurks behind said veil is a collection of fanboy tropes set to push the good lot of us into the throes of back-arching bliss. Giant robots, more gianter (shh) monsters, karate, epic speeches. It’s a collection of everything that used to grease my groin back in my more formative years. My body is ready.
B-characters have a bad wrap in comic books. A lot of the time they’re quirky as fuck, and the tales that revolve around them are unrestrained from having to answer to fanboy and fangirl expectations. So the fact that Guillermo Del Toro is taking a run at developing a flick around DC’s B-rate characters is awesome.
Guillermo Del Toro is bringing his considerable talents to premium channel television, boyos! Motherfucker is developing a Twin Peaks styled jam for the powers that be at HBO. This can only be a good thing. Unless it sucks. Then it is a bad thing.