Trailer: Pacific Rim (dir. Guillermo Del Toro)


I think I may have just found my No. 1 most-anticipated film of 2013. It’s a no-brainer really considering my taste in pure, surefire entertainment. Let’s go through the check-list shall we….

  • Summer blockbuster: CHECK
  • Guillermo Del Toro directing: CHECK
  • Live-Action Mecha goodness: CHECK
  • Kaiju roaring and fighting: CHECK
  • Giant Mecha fighting and rocket punching: CHECK
  • GLaDOS doing voice-over work: CHECK and CHECK.

Guillermo Del Toro has been the champion of genre fans and even though the multitude of projects he gets his name attached to never even make it past the concept stage when they do he always goes full-bore, balls-to-the-wall and damn the torpedo forward with his vision. It looks like Pacific Rim he gets to give his fans and those who just want some crack-a-lacka, eyes-going-to-bleed action a chance to watch his vision of giant robots fighting giant monster for the fate of the planet. This film brings me back to my days as a youngling staring wide-eyed in front of the TV watching such classic anime as Mazinger Z and Voltron.

It helps to have GLaDOS providing the voice of the giant “Jaeger” mechas and current badass Jax Teller aka Charlie Hunnam be one of the two main Jaeger pilots. We even get to see Idris Elba acting in hia natural voice. This looks to be a film that just wants to give and give and give. It’s a giver.

Pacific Rim punches everyone in the groin and we’ll love it for doing so on July 12, 2013.