Watch ‘Pacific Rim’ Recut as an Amazing Old School ‘Godzilla’ Movie
‘Pacific Rim‘ wears its influences on its sleeve a blazing badge of honor, never once hiding the fact that much of the world on display in the film is a tribute to Japanese kaiju movies. So, it’s not surprising that footage from Guillermo del Toro‘s wonderful science fiction action movie can be successfully recut into an a trailer for an old school ‘Godzilla‘ movie. And while it’s not surprising, it’s still really damn cool.
The faux trailer opens with the famous Toho Scope logo and and the even more famous roar of the one and only Godzilla. Then the dramatic, intense narration kicks in, Japanese lettering splashes across the screen (surely promising all kinds of crazy robot vs monster goodness) and we essentially get to see what ‘Pacific Rim’ would look like if it was made in Japan in the 1960s. Cutting modern movies to create old fashioned trailers is nothing new, but few have felt as right (or have been as successful) as this one.
‘Pacific Rim’ is still in theaters. If you consider yourself a fan of movies and haven’t had the chance to see it on the big screen, you are doing yourself (and your kids if you have some) a tremendous disservice.