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Posted by Luke
at 16:28 on 12 Jul 2013
Pacific Rim is out in cinemas today (Ali's glowing review here
), and sure watching
giant monsters mangle giant robots is all well and good, but what if you could control the action yourself? Well now you can: behold, our interactive Pacific Rim poster playset!
Posted by Ali
at 08:00 on 08 Jul 2013
Pacific Rim isn't a monster movie. Don't let the presence of giant man-made robots fighting gigantic hellbeasts fool you. What Guillermo del Toro has done with Pacific Rim is what no other filmmaker has done in the creature feature genre for decades – take a bona fide B-movie concept with a triple-A budget and make it matter
. In just a few minutes of pre-credits back-story, del Toro paints a picture of a changed world that hangs in the balance: the arrival of 25,000 tonne monsters from another dimension, the cities that fell, humanity's response, the inevitable false dawn when we started winning. That neat set-up acts as a pre-bout bell ring, but when Jaeger eventually meets Kaiju on the Pacific Rim battlefield, it doesn't feel like a mere monster movie – it feels like a goddamn war film.