Ginormous robots. Check.
Titanic monsters. Check.
Sweet visual effects. Check.
Pacific Rim has all the makings of a brilliant summer blockbuster. Hopefully the script will be up to the challenge of complementing the flashy visuals, but when we take a moment to honestly assess this kind of movie, there’s some expectation of switching the brain machine to “off” and doing some healthy suspension of disbelief to enjoy this kind of movie.
A few thoughts about the trailer:
1. Mr. Del Toro and his concept artists must be big fans of Warhammer 40K’s Tyranids.
2. If a giant robot movie with no pre-existing fan base can make it big, and I certainly hope so for this movie, then it suggests that it is time to bring out the movie that I’ve been waiting for years to see produced: Mechwarrior.
My giddy-o-meter jumps a couple notches at the thought.