Movie fans really don't need any extra incentive to go see 'Pacific Rim' in IMAX. After all, if you're going to see a movie about gigantic robots fighting gigantic monsters, you might as well go see it on the most gigantic screen imaginable. However, there is now another reason to see director Guillermo del Toro's epic, sci-fi actioner on a grand scale: attendees of the first IMAX screenings will receive an incredible, limited-edition poster.
Now that 'Man of Steel' is on the verge of opening, we can turn all of our anticipation in the general direction of 'Pacific Rim,' which still looks like the film to beat this summer. Guillermo del Toro's robots-vs-monsters epic has built a unique mythology from the ground up, and a new featurette gives us a behind-the-scenes look at creating this world ... with a special emphasis on the giant robots, of course.
When you're making a movie about large robots fighting gigantic monsters, a lot of your action is going to be done through computer imagery. A director like Guillermo del Toro knows the best way to sell CGI is to mesh it with as much practical work as possible. In the latest featurette on the making of 'Pacific Rim,' del Toro talks about how he approached the special effects for his giant monster movie.
What do 'Man of Steel' and 'Pacific Rim' have in common? Well, they're both two of the most anticipated films of the summer, they're both geek bait of the highest order, they're both directed by extremely talented directors with unique visual styles and they're both from Warner Bros., who may very well come out of this season as the biggest winner in Hollywood. New action-packed TV-spots from both films do nothing to temper our excitement.
Though the advertising for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' has mostly focused on the epic battles between monsters and giant robots (which are called Jaegers), we're curious if there is more going on in the movie that just large scale smackdowns. The latest featurette allays our fears by playing up the "neural handshake" that happens between the Jaegers co-pilots.
"F--- yeah!" That was Guillermo del Toro's response when Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull asked him if he could come up with another great idea for 'Pacific Rim 2.' The first one hasn't even hit theaters yet (is set for a July 12 release) but the decision was made a while back to start work early on a follow-up, and now the first kernels of a story have dropped from del Toro himself.
When giant monsters rise up from the sea and attack civilization, humanity responds with an army of giant robots.