The opening and closing credits of Guillermo del Toro’s terrific giant robots vs giant monsters epic, Pacific Rim, have been released on-line. If you haven’t already seen the film, then the rousing score from the closing credits alone should get you in the mood to see this brilliant film.
If you have seen it, then you will remember that the opening credits arrive a good ten minutes into the film, after a rather cool battle sequence and some emotional stuff too. The closing credits will then remind you of what a great experience the film was, with Jaegers and Kaiju recreated digitally in the credits sequence, with many of the films wonderful moments brought back to life.
Pacific Rim did not open in cinemas at the top of the charts, but it has done much better than expected, and very positive word of mouth should hopefully see del Toro’s latest classic stick around for some time yet. You can read our Dr Lenera’s astonishing and very positive review here.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim stars Idris Elba (Prometheus), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Charlie Hunnam (Horrible Bosses), Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr, Rinko Kikuchi and Robert Maillet.
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.
Release Date 12th July 2013