Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Bloody Disgusting
The thought of a movie where giant monsters fighting giant robots is a concept that will get even the casual fanboy (or fangirl for that matter) all worked up. Raised on the works of Honda, Tanaka and Tsuburaya the giant monster genre is something that most of us view as something sacred and something to be savored like a fine aged wine.
Yes, I just compared Godzilla and Ultraman movies to fine aged wine.
Anyway back to my thoughts. As of late giant monster and giant robot flicks have come back into favor with new Godzilla, Robotech and Shogun Warriors films in the works as we speak. Another such film is Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" a film that will feature both big beasts and big bots to combat them. With del Toro's ability to create some really memorable monster genre films the project sounds like a slam-dunk. Add to that the film makers bold statements about the project and you have monster hype of monstrous proportions.
Now adding to the frenzy comes new statements from "Rim" star Charlie Day who obviously has bought into del Toro's game plan and is jazzed to be a part of the monster mayhem.
Day recently told Bloody Disgusting, "What's always exciting about Guillermo del Toro is that's justifiable excitement because he's a really unique and talented director.
"It's nice to see people who have such strong, creative and playful visions to get to make want they want to make.
"I'll tell you, it's a monster movie of massive scale.
"I don't know what to expect, I'm just looking forward to being one of Guillermo's creations."
"He's made some bold statements and I'm not going to sit here and back them up," he said.
"I don't doubt he has the ability to make something truly terrifying based on previous body of work.
"I'm not sure what's in Guillermo's mind and there's a lot that could be left to creative interpretation.
"It will be frightening, but I think it's also his goal to make it fun.
"It will be something we haven't seen in a world that's completely new."
Interesting statements for sure. Though giant monster movies are always fun they are hardly ever terrifying , aside from the original "Godzilla", so it will be interesting to see how del Toro approaches "Pacific Rim".
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