Step up, Iron Man and get your ass whippin!
By: Kent B - MSTv
Pacific Rim: a simple nondescript title for a new film, that in itself brings up thoughts of some crappy World War II movie. This would be considered the fiction..
However, the reality is that this killer new film of giant monsters versus robots will probably actualize the hopes of millions of fanboys and adults who grew up on Saturday morning and weekday cartoons. I mean really, how long have most of us been waiting for this type of film to emerge?
Action packed trailers and write-ups have told us all we need to know to build up a rabid frenzy. We know that the new film involves giant robots called Jaegers, fighting equally giant monsters called Kaiju (Japanese for "strange beast") who've risen en mass from the ocean to kill humanity.
Do we need to know any more?? Probably. Remember, just because its sounds good and is all shiny and pretty, doesn't mean it might still be a shiny pile of crap.
All things media portray this film to be cool as hell, yet its concept is hardly new. In fact, its actually old hat to our Japanese cousins who consider big monsters and robots to be standard fare. But for us who grew up watching the likes of Voltron, Ultraman and even Power Rangers, for the slightly younger of us, this film is pure wish fulfillment.
And that's exactly what Warner Bros. and Legendary Films are hoping will fuel its box-office receipt furor.
Early reviews and trailers show that like "Man of Steel," Pacific Rim is very strong on the special effects and action. But, does the general story of this 200 million dollar investment, play as weak as the dubbed and Americanized versions of the classic giant monster Japanese fare of our youth? T
These simple questions have some believing that those who are seeking a "good" version of this type film, might have to wait a little longer.
These questions have also cast doubt on the film's earning potential as some are too strongly comparing Pacific Rim to Power Rangers kiddie fare or the Japanese sentai, kaiju and tokusatsu series of film and television.
But, Warner Bros.and Legendary Pictures are confident in the capabilities of their new sci-fi action flick and have released all-new clips to serve as appetizers.
The clips show various dramatic scenes between the actors and a very high intensity scene of monster versus robot action that ends with a finishing move that will make even the most jaded geek scream with delight.
Warner Bros. has released a total of 4 new clips so far. And as they did with Man of Steel, a making of/behind the scenes featurette will be released this weekend or Monday.
The studios are banking that these actions will whet the appetites of movie-goers as the same tactic was used to make Man of Steel more marketable. But like "Man of Steel" will the July 12th film release slightly disappoint much of its audience. Or will this classic flight of childhood fancy be nipping at the heels of last year's "The Avengers?"
Enjoy the new clips below, but look at the 1st one and realize I'm rooting hard for this movie!
Yeah, I know used the vehicle Voltron!! So what?!