Look, I don’t ask for much from my movies. I want to sit down, get absorbed and not too emotionally attached to the point where I feel devastated at the end, like that time I saw the ending of Sleepaway Camp. Brrrr. Moving on, if there is one film that has my interest and attention, it’s Pacific Rim.
Now on the surface, director Guillermo Del Toro pitting nightmare fuel monsters against robots that were culled from the fevered imaginations of the greatest artists alive today is a pretty cool concept already. But how do you make it cooler? By giving those robots names so damn awesome, you want to name your children after them.
Taking the concept of United Nations to a new level, the world has come together at last in the common goal of building enormous engines of destruction in order to fight off the Kaiju monsters that terrorise mankind. The more economically developed countries of the world each have their own Jaeger, with each one of those massive mecha having a personal touch of culture. Here’s China, with the Crimson Typhoon:
Mother Russia with the hulking Cherno Alpha:
And as was previously shown, Japan’s Coyote Tango. Which probably exists in real life anyway, knowing that country.
Pacific Rim is out in July, and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Robert Kazinsky. Also, I might be changing my name to Cherno Alpha Bonthuys.
Last Updated: March 28, 2013