Watch: Guillermo del Toro on the Jaegers in 'Pacific Rim' Featurette
There's been plenty of action in the impressive trailers and epic TV spots for the summer blockbuster Pacific Rim, but now a new featurette takes the time to show off the giant robots that we've seen battling these huge monsters known as kaiju. The robots are called Jaegers, and this new featurette explains their inception and features director Guillermo del Toro talking at great length about how they were designed and just how important the science behind the robots turned out to be. Cast members like Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba also detail the different Jaegers across the world with great new footage. Watch!
Here's the new featurette for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, in high def from Apple:
Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) is directing Pacific Rim from a script by Travis Beacham. The film follows a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi), who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, a massive robot designed to fight legions of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju, which started rising from the sea years ago. They stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. The film also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Clifton Collins Jr. Warner Bros will release Pacific Rim in theaters in 3D on July 12th. Are you ready?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Hmm... There are a lot of featurettes for this film. Seems like they are trying to brand it to our brains. Have a feeling this film will fall flat like S: Man of Steel. Hoping it doesn't but a good chance the reviews will Hoover aoround 60% on an aggregate scales of all movie reviews.
King James on Jun 13, 2013
Brian Sleider on Jun 13, 2013
How the fuck is MoS flat? Are you Trolling?
toksin on Jun 13, 2013
I agree. Man of Steel fell flat. It was a big let down. I should have known after having read the MoS Prequel Comic by the screenwriter and director. I really wish someone at WB had the foresight to take a look at it and say NO, you're not making this Superman reboot like this. Now it's been nearly 10 years of Marvel films and we're still no closer to shared DC Universe films.
Doc McCoy on Jun 13, 2013
MOS connected emotionally and visually, what a powerful film. and it's nice when the main character doesn't have to spout witty one liners and wink-wink all the time, just to seem cool (IM3, u hear me?) to appreciate MOS, someone has to understand their own value as a son, daughter, father or mother. those who couldn't relate to the movie is because they have not breached their own shallow emotional make-up, hence their inability to relate on a deeper level with others. too much internet/solo time.
ccdev on Jun 13, 2013
Great featurette; glad they focused on the jaegers in this footage and how they designed them. Now I'd love to see a featurette showing how they created the monsters; what anatomical differences these "aliens" have from any other aliens. Stoked for this movie!
JBrotsis on Jun 13, 2013
A German name for an anime inspired film. Man, screw this film. Guillermo is so over rated. I don't buy the logic why it takes 2 people to pilot the robot.
HMC on Jun 13, 2013
Right because all Japanese mecha series use Japanese names for their robots. Evangelion, from a Greek word "Evangelos." Gundam and Patlabor, both English portmanteaus. Escaflowne, a play on "Escavalon" of Arthurian legend. Then there is Eureka Seven, again a Greek word "Eureka," and also the name of one of Pacific Rim's Jaegers: Striker Eureka. Why don't know what you're talk about before sounding off in public. And on that same note, del Toro has never made a bad film. He is one of the most critically lauded genre directors out there. Which is very rare in this day and age. They've also explained more then adequately why it takes two people to pilot the Jaeger, in fact it was the very first featurette they did.
MechaGolem on Jun 13, 2013
The pilots have a neural link to the robot, the neural link is too strong for one person so it is split evenly between 2 pilots.
Cody W on Jun 13, 2013
Always enjoy the concept designs.
Carpola on Jun 13, 2013
Ironman on steroids + Godzilla = lame
Steven on Jun 14, 2013
Does this mean their weapons are called "Jaeger Bombs?"
Matt on Jun 14, 2013
I am SOOOO disappointed with this film... expected better from Del Torro than a rehashed Transformers.... more kid's stuff.... I mean hey guys, there are still adult movie goers out here....
guido jenkins on Jun 17, 2013
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