Stars Cast members Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba,Ron Perlman
What is Pacific Rim about? Here's the official synopsis to shed some light: "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 defenseless 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 and an untested trainee 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."
This quote sums up Pacific Rim. "The footage was, as GDT put it, "robo-porn" and it was freaking amazing. It makes Michael Bay's Transformers movies look like they were shot for a buck and a quarter. Imagine a mixture of Transformers, Gatchaman and Godzilla and you have some idea of what Pacific Rim has in store."
Del Toro explained that he did not want his robots brought to life via motion-capture because he didn't want them to move like humans so they went old school CG animation. He also told his animators not to just have the monsters standing there moving their claws during a fight like henchmen in a bad martial arts movie just standing there posing until the hero whips their ass. All the Kaiju were created from the team's own imagination and were not patterned after preexisting creatures from legends or depicted in other films or media.
Edited by fletch7100 at 23:54:08 14-07-2012