Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim is something I’ve been waiting patiently for since hearing the first bit of buzz on it from last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con. Giant robots fighting giant monsters under the direction of one of the most imaginative directors working today? That alone is enough to get me interested, but what really sparked my curiosity was news that the advance footage shown at SDCC brought the house down.
Up until now, the rest of us hadn’t really seen anything save for some viral web stuff. Now we’re getting a full trailer, and damn it if this thing doesn’t make you wanna find a buddy to help you operate your own giant robot and kick some monster ass. There hasn’t been giant creature goodness like this since Cloverfield (which I know has its detractors but I happened to love it), and Pacific Rim looks like it’s going to be nothing less than an absolute blast.
Also, word on the street is that they’ve already started writing Pacific Rim 2, which can only mean that there’s at least some level of assurance on the part of the studio that they’re sitting on something people are going to want a whole lot more of.