Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Giant robots vs. giant Monsters. Pacific Rim

They didn’t come from space. They came from beneath the ocean, from another dimension. Giant monsters, Kaiju, bringing death and destruction can only be stopped by one thing, giant robots, Jaegers. And the Jeagers are going to make sure there is no apocalypse tonight. Or so says Idris Elba in the trailer. Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi play a duo of unlikely heroes, a former pilot and a rookie, who man a legendy, but also older model, Jaeger, as humanities last defense.

Pacific Rim is director Guillermo del Toro’s “beautiful poem to giant monsters.” And it does look beautiful. But should we expect anything led from the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy? The effects look spectacular and this could be the closest to a Godzilla movie that we are going to get for a while. Let’s get ready for an epic battle.

A little bonus for the gamers, Ellen McLain will voice the AI running the Jaeger. This is with permission from Valve Corporation in homage to the AI character, GLaDOS, who McLain also voices in the Portal games.

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