New posters have been released for Pacific Rim and Riddick, with Pacific Rim, by far looking the most interesting. The two Pacific Rim posters feature Gipsy Danger, one of the Jaegers, and Otachi, one of the Kaiju. And if you’ve been following the marketing campaign for Pacific Rim, you will notice that this is the first time a poster has been released of the Kaiju! Does this mean we’ll be seeing more posters of the monsters themselves? Watch this space…..
Riddick, unfortunately, has little or no impact below, with Vin Diesel striking a pose that could easily have been in Pitch Black. I liked Pitch Black, but Chronicles of Riddick did nothing for me, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Riddick followed in its footsteps.
Pacific Rim is released in cinemas on 12th July and Riddick opens on 6th September. Synopsis’ are below.
Synopsis for Pacific Rim:
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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—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.
Synopsis for Riddick:
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000?s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004?s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.