Without a doubt Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is one of most anticipated films of the summer. It appears that a few lucky people had a chance to attend a screening in Burbank California yesterday. Here’s a couple of reactions from Twitter plus a review.
Pacific Rim is everything I expected it to be! I love robots and monsters!
— Josie Kavadoy (@JOvsZ) February 3, 2013
RT @rianjohnson Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much
Here’s a review from a person on the IMDB boards.
I just got back from the screening (though I’m not this guy’s friend, haha), and I freaking loved it. That’s all I can really say, but the FX are flat out incredible (the ones that were done) and the story is solid. I didn’t know Charlie Day was in it, and being a big fan of It’s Always Sunny, that was a pleasant surprise (he fits his role perfectly).
Overall, it’s probably the best summer monster movie I’ve seen, and out of summer movies in general, falls behind the new Batman series, but that’s about it. I wrote on their response form that they should be proud of the movie and that I’m glad it’s not another Transformers clone (re: Battleship). They killed it!
When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.