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New pics surface from Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, starring Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba

Feb. 4, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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Director Guillermo Del Toro's rock-'em-sock-'em robots vs. monsters summer popcorn extravaganza is many months away, but USA Today has a batch of new pics from the film to keep the fires burning, as well as some interesting quotes from the director.  Many of the images look like high-res shots from the trailer, but that doesn't stop them from being cool. Featuring stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kicuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and Clifton Collins Jr., PACIFIC RIM follows the exploits of Jaeger pilots, men and women who control large robots in a battle against the Kaiju, a swarm of monsters who have invaded the planet from beneath the sea.  Del Toro, for his part, says it's "the only movie I've done where I don't want it to end, frankly," and goes on to say they're already working on a sequel. 

“We’re trying very, very hard to make the fight scenes in the movie very visceral, very much like you are there,” he says. “It’s a very brutal series of battles we wage," says Del Toro of his approach to the film's robot vs. monster battles.

Talking at length about the dynamic between the Jaeger robots and the humans who control them, Del Toro says, “Once you’re in the robot you have to become one,” del Toro says. “You have to put aside everything you hate or love about the other person and just work together or we will not survive. That was the idea, that leaning and relying on each other is what makes us stronger.”

If you're hoping for a kick ass summer flick, then this may stir your hopes: “They’re essentially destruction machines,” del Toro says. “One of the things the movie tries to do is evoke an incredibly rousing sense of romantic adventure — the big adventures you’d want to see as a kid.”

I'm looking forward to PACIFIC RIM, as any fan of robots vs. monsters movies directed by Guillermo Del Toro could be.  Reactions to early screenings have been great, with LOOPER director Rian Johnson getting a peek and saying via Twitter, "Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much."

That's a pretty damn good endorsement if you ask me.

PACIFIC RIM hits theaters on July 12, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Has anything swayed you to feel better or worse about Pacific Rim since that first trailer?
Source: USA Today

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8:15AM on 02/05/2013
As much as I've no desire to be transmogrified into a 12 year old and then wet my pants, this is one of my most anticipated movies of 2013 - lots of potential, so I hope Del Toro pulls it off.
As much as I've no desire to be transmogrified into a 12 year old and then wet my pants, this is one of my most anticipated movies of 2013 - lots of potential, so I hope Del Toro pulls it off.
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7:29PM on 02/04/2013
Rinko's Ki-coochie
wait... what?
Oh.
Rinko's Ki-coochie
wait... what?
Oh.
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6:14PM on 02/04/2013
love it. though that bot looks like the Black Knight from Holy Grail, this is gonna kick all kinds of amphibious ass. have at you!
love it. though that bot looks like the Black Knight from Holy Grail, this is gonna kick all kinds of amphibious ass. have at you!
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3:42PM on 02/04/2013

This is going to own...

for sure. Hope it stays at the BO for a while too because maybe then we can get a slew of these movies instead of countless remakes, shitty romantic movies, and sparkling vampire lover thingys.
for sure. Hope it stays at the BO for a while too because maybe then we can get a slew of these movies instead of countless remakes, shitty romantic movies, and sparkling vampire lover thingys.
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3:31PM on 02/04/2013
My interest has slightly increased, but it wasn't that high to begin with.
My interest has slightly increased, but it wasn't that high to begin with.
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3:02PM on 02/04/2013

Do I feel better or worse since the first trailer?

Well, after my diaper change from the first trailer. I was able to stop, think about it and I have concluded that this movie will be some of the most fun I have in the theater this year.
Well, after my diaper change from the first trailer. I was able to stop, think about it and I have concluded that this movie will be some of the most fun I have in the theater this year.
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12:53PM on 02/04/2013
This needs to come out like NOW!
This needs to come out like NOW!
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