Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

The more I see of Pacific Rim the more I am excited about as it is going to be one hell of an alien ass kicking film.

But as if fighting invading humans in big robot suits was not exciting enough for audiences the film marks the return of Guillermo del Toro to the director’s chair.

Now I have been a huge fan of del Toro’s work for years but 2008 was the last time that he helmed a film; that is far too long for a man of his talents to be away from the helm if a film.

But now he is back for what looks set to be one of the biggest movies of his career - not to mention one of the biggest films of the summer.

In this latest video del Toro and the cast of the movie take us behind the scenes to chat about the film and introduce us to the term ‘The Drift Space’:

If there is one actor to watch out for this year then it is Charlie Hunnam and the British actor will lead the cast in what is the biggest role of his career to date.

Hunnam has made a name for himself in TV with Sons of Anarchy but we have already seen him on the big screen this year with Deadfall.

Hunnam is not the only up and coming name in del Toro’s movie as Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi are also on board - along with more established stars such as Idris Elba and Ron Perlman.

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 defenceless 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 (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (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.

If there is one film genre that has stood head and shoulder above the other so far this year is science fiction and Pacific Rim is set to continue that terrific run of movies.

Pacific Rim is absolutely not to be missed this summer and it is great to see Guillermo del Toro back in the director’s chair doing what he does best. Fingers crossed we won’t have to wait another five years for his next project.

Pacific Rim is released 12th July

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