Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Pacific Rim featurettes: The Kaiju (the monsters).

Perhaps the biggest popcorn movie of summer, at least in scale of its creations, is just a few days from being unleashed into wide release. Pacific Rim, directed by master filmmaker and monster aficionado Guillermo del Toro, is scheduled for U.S. release this Friday and promises to make past Godzilla movies look like a warm up act in nearly every part of its production.

Admittedly aiming to create a film that would fulfill an "11-yr-old's" fantasy of a fantastic monster movie, del Toro's efforts may have resulted in a movie that is so heart-felt in its passion to entertain, that it succeeds, even in a climate of the big budget, yet run-of-the-mill spectacular "tent-poles", that have become summer staples.

Opening just days after Disney had its creative head handed to it with a resounding thud that even Johnny Depp couldn't soften, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have nonetheless got their sights set on creating a summer franchise.

Not since Peter Jackson's production diaries for last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has their been such a wealth of insight released in the form of director's featurettes as for Pacific Rim

Though some may want to save all of the revelations for this weekend's debut, I think the need for spoiler alerts would be a bit over cautious. This is, after all, a gigantic, Earth-pounding monster movie. Audiences know what they're in for.

So today, and for the rest of this week, Moviedozer is presenting the most interesting of Pacific Rim's production featurettes, along with some truly effective poster art. Enjoy the posts. We'll see you on Friday to catch you up on all of the weekend releases.

Thanks to Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures for trailers and poster art.

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