In the Audio Commentary for Pacific Rim (which is available on both the standard and Blu-Ray DVD releases), the scene where Mako Mori reveals Gipsy Danger’s secret weapon, the Chain Sword, and exacts her vengeance on Otachi in the name of her family, director Guillermo del Toro clarifies her battle cry, “For my family!”
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Out of all the things motivating the characters in Pacific Rim (like survival), protecting family – be it found or biological – and the loss of family is the driving force behind the story. When the film establishes that everything could very well come to an end and in the favor of the Kaiju, and politicians attempt to use cheap alternatives, the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. keep fighting, in apparent vain, because their families…
Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift was originally conceived as as ongoing series meant to last no longer than three years. Before It's name was revealed, Guillermo del Toro already planned for the comic book to run just a year longer than the cancelled animated series, in an effort to get both mediums to line up with the events of the sequel he and Zak Penn were working on. It was gonna be an explosion of lore, characters and merchandising as the years rolled toward the sequel.
I mentioned before that, while I was not excited for a sequel because of the potential problems it could bring in terms of the original movie, I was excited for the animated series and comic book. Both were promises into a world that we only got to know through referen…Read more >
There’s a lot about the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising that’s got me extremely weary and on-guard about its potential direction. A lot of people (myself included) are presently excited by the fact that John Boyega is going to star as the “Son of Stacker Pentecost”, and some of the surrounding cast looks great.
I want to be excited for this movie, and some part of me is. But, right now, the place Legendary Pictures is in at the moment following the merger and their recent string of films, don’t have me confident. This post is basically just a few of the things that I've been pondering over and wanted to get off my chest, and in no particular order. This is basically just a stream of consciousness thing I sub-headed. There's probably a lot more…Read more >
Pacific Rim is out in just a four days, but the review Embargo for critics has officially lifted. A few critics have weighed in with their thoughts about Guillermo del Toro's latest genre flick. Here are a few snippets so far from publications on both the Internet and print. BE WARY: SOME REVIEWS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS: Please do not post spoilers in the comments if you gleam any out of respect for those who still want to go into the film marginally blind about the details.
Pacific Rim | The Upcoming
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Launched into a world full of havoc and menace, the initial outlook is significantly ominous. However, Del Toro ensures spirits remain high with cheesy dialogue that is at times a little over zealous, but on the whole will sa…
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