Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pacific Rim ~ Getting To Know The Story

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Some things never die. Some things come back to haunt us. Some of those things are from our youth, and we can't just get them out of our heads. For Guillermo del Toro, and Travis Beacham, that thing is called a Kaiju. As you watch these trailers and you look at the creatures that have risen from the watery deep seem somewhat familiar, they should be. A Kaiju, or monster, is a creature similar to our old friend Godzilla. That prehistoric creature that destroyed Tokyo, and was usually had a couple of kids along with "Perry Mason's" Raymond Burr.

Warner Bros. official synopsis:

"When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee — who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse."

Unlike the old 1950's Japanese horror movies,where  the humans didn't really have a great way of fighting back. Now, Del Torro presents us with Jaegers  -- Giant robots controlled by two pilots, whose minds are locked together by a neural link. The pilot, Raleigh Becket, played by "The Sons of Anarchy's" Charlie Hunnam was a "washed up former pilot called back into to service". His co-pilot is  Mako Mori played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the 2006 film, "Babel.

Idris Elba ("Prometheus") plays Stacker Pentecost, Beckett and Mori's commander.in the war against the creatures from the deep. 

Expect "Pacific Rim" in US theaters on July 12, 2013 

Movie Data

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Year:  2013
Staring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Producer(s): Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beachamt
Rating: PG-13

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