Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pacific Rimjob

Y'know, just in case you HAVEN'T seen it...


If you go frame by frame through this trailer, you'll clearly find my erection. That's how sincerely in love with Del Toro's upcoming Mecha vs Kaiju movie PACIFIC RIM I am, based solely on the trailer footage and his promise that most of the special effects will be of the rubber-suit variety, that there will be nearly a dozen different Kaiju, and that we'll get to see behind the trans-dimensional fault that brought them here. Oh yeah, he also says he wanted to make a movie that would have blown his 12 year old self's mind, which means it's probably going to be sincere in its exploration of Mighty Fighty Robot Action.

If I had any complaint, it's the concept that two pilots have to control a singular humanoid machine. Absolutely multiple pilots are a staple of super robots, going all the way back to Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa's GETTER ROBO franchise (and perfected in Anno Hideaki's TOP WO NERAE! GUNBUSTER - specifically episode 5), but that involved separate vehicles and transformation, which necessitated separate personalities to combine into different machines entirely. So far there's nothing to suggest that the Jager's transform or even switch "modes" like MAZINKAISER SKL (or even GURREN LAGANN to a lesser degree), but if that's my biggest complaint - about the logistics of sky scraper sized human rage powered robots - clearly I'm taking both it, and myself, just a little too seriously.

I'm still just a little sad this isn't CTHULHU 3D, but it's shaping up to be one hell of a consolation prize!

4 comments:

Gurotaku said...

It looks like PACIFIC RIM will basically be GIANT MECHS PUNCHING CTHULHU so I find it hard to cry too hard over the loss of AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Also consider that the early draft of the MOUNTAINS script I read last year had a scene in which Cthulhu rises from the ocean and tosses a ship around. That and Ron Perlman's would-be character blowing up shoggoths with dynamite. It already had more in common with PACIFIC RIM than with Lovecraft, at least in my humble opinion.

Greg M. said...

I looked frame by frame for your erection and did not spot it... looks like you'll have to send me a snap shot to make up for it. For real though this movie is gonna be must watch stuff.



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