Sunday, July 29, 2012

Battle and Brains: Pacific Rim

         Comic Con 2012 buzzed with news of Guillermo del Toro's new movie Pacific Rim.  Del Toro is the acclaimed director behind movies like Hellboy and the haunting and beautiful Pan's Labyrinth.  His new feature Pacific Rim follows a battle between aliens from the ocean and human-controlled robots, and is said to be a homage to monster films, with its own human twists.  Guillermo describes it as "a beautiful poem to giant monsters."  If you have seen any of his movies in the past, you know not to expect a typical, brainless and heartless monster and robot movie in the tradition of Battleship or Transformers.  Del Toro is always out to stun and impact, and from the reviews of the footage he showed at Comic Con, it sounds like the movie will not disappoint.  Pacific Rim is due in theaters July 12, 2013.

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