Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Is Like The Live-Action ‘Iron Giant’ (Except More Epic)

Pacific Rim movie screen shotI’ll admit, I must have been sleeping under a rock. It wasn’t until yesterday that I saw the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro‘s upcoming sci-fi film, Pacific Rim. And on top of that, yesterday new screenshots, plot details, and release date (July 12, 2013) were released in a feature on USA Today. So now I have no excuse not to be aware of this awesome film from one of my favorite filmmakers.

Toro has the midas touch when it comes to putting a compelling story together. I’ve admired his work on the Hellboy films, Pan’s Labyrinth was intuitively imaginative, and his horror flicks are quite impressive. So to stumble upon the news of his new sci-fi film Pacific Rim, I’m ecstastic to see what mind-blowing plot twists this film will entail.

Pacific Rim is an exciting sci-fi film that reminds me of the day I first learned robots were awesome; the release of The Iron GiantI used to be madly in love with that film (secretly, I still am) and I loved how the boy became friends with this insanely huge robot from outerspace. Now of course, Pacific Rim isn’t about a little boy befriending a robot, but it does have incredible massive man-made robots that are built to fight aliens.

pacrim003-4_3_rx512_c680x510Ah, aliens. Nemesis from outerspace with a hunger for human flesh (why do they always eat humans, are we that tasty?) But being that this is a Guillermo Del Toro film, the alien origin is not the cliche from outerspace you’d expect. These bad boys are huge aliens that come from the Pacific Ocean. That’s right, underneath the ocean floor are these beastly Godzilla looking monsters that wreak havoc on the human race.

How on earth do we fight back?! Build giant robots (called Jaegars) controlled by people to kick ass, that’s how you get the job done!

2 thoughts on “Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Is Like The Live-Action ‘Iron Giant’ (Except More Epic)

  1. Actually, Jasmin, the answer to the Iron Giant’s origins is left unanswered. While it is shown as coming from space, it is equally plausible to assert that it came originally from earth, traveled to space, and hurled back to earth without its memories. I’m thinking this may be played out in a Pacific Rim sequel. I always suspected the Iron Giant was to great of a concept to let lay with Bird’s classic film.

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