Dark Knight Rises. Avengers, Hobbit. All of these movies I would forgo another year to see if I was given a time machine and sent forward into a year to watch Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. The big budget Giant Monsters vs Robots film sounds like the movie I’ve patiently waited to see since I was six years old. Oh sure, Godzilla is, and will always be like the Duke of New York, A NUMBER 1. But, some one finally having the balls to take $100 million dollars and make THIS kind of movie, with a demi god like Guillermo Del Toro at the helm, well, someone was reading my dream journal.
Pacific Rim is currently filming in Toronto, the land of Blue Jays and Scott Pilgrim. While most of the film has been shot on indoor sets, production has moved outdoors. Meaning that everyone is playing lookie loo at the commotion. In pure Canadian fashion, the CBC was out in full force covering the hubbub, as there isn’t much that happens in Canada.
A: Love that Canadians are so trusting. They probably asked some AP what was going on, he or she gave them the bullshit filming title, Still Seas, and that it’s directed by the guy that made Hellboy.
B: Clearly not a lot goes on in Toronto if citizens are so in awe of a set decoration. LINES IN THE STREET! That has to cost about a third of the budget! (I kid, I like you Canada)
C: You can briefly see what appears to be either soldiers or the pilots for the organization that fends off the giant beasts that ravage beach front properties. A little akin to the soldiers in the upcoming Total Recall remake.. hum?
Either way, I’m as excited as fat kid in a candy store for this film. AS YOU SHOULD BE TOO!
Pacific Rim opens next year.