"I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered."
I'm Steven, a film student from Scotland. I'm currently studying at the University of Stirling. Since I was seven years old I've loved Godzilla films, and that has grown into a love of all things kaiju. You'll probably notice a lot of things here have to do with that.
…well, not so much the film itself. I have my own reservations about it, but what’s really bugging me are all these eejits crying their eyes out that it’s “just like omfg a live-action ripoff of EVANGELION and/or POWER RANGERS”. These twats don’t know what the Hell they are talking about. PACIFIC RIM draws on influences that pre-date the two aforementioned franchises by decades. If we are to take PACIFIC RIM as a film in the kaiju eiga genre (which Del Toro is insisting we do), then allow me to elaborate…
GODZILLA came to us in 1954, THE MYSTERIANS in 1957, and MOTHRA in 1961. GAMERA: THE GIANT MONSTER arrived in 1965, and THE WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS followed a year later. The legendary ULTRAMAN franchise debuted in 1966, and JOHNNY SOKKO AND HIS FLYING ROBOT followed in 1967. JOHNNY SOKKO in particular pretty much created the idea of a giant mechanised being created specifically to combat giant creatures. Other tokusatsu shows like IRON KING and SUPER ROBOT RED BARON also helped shape PACIFIC RIM.
I’m not saying EVANGELION has had zero influence on PACIFIC RIM (though those saying POWER RANGERS is an influence can go to Hell), but don’t strop and act as though you know what you’re talking about. All that I can ask of you is that, before mouthing off about the film, you should…
The cast of GODZILLA (2014), directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Frank Darabont.
Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and David Strathairn.
But if this is true I am going to assume Elizabeth Olsen is one of the antagonist kaijus.
Unless they are appearing in the costume, I don’t care. I don’t care about the humans in a godzilla film. Never have and never will lol
You don’t care about the human drama and characters? What about something like the original GODZILLA, which is heavily character driven? The human cast carry the entire film between tokusatsu sequences.
URGH. I need this NOW. Someone better leak the teaser RIGHT NOW. URGH. PLEASE.
On a serious note, what I’m hearing about the trailer sounds hugely promising. Couldn’t be more glad Edwards’ is championing an ultra-serious, grounded approach -just like the original masterpiece. And this poster conveys that well, too. Couldn’t be more excited!
A poster I whipped up for Legendary Pictures upcoming Godzilla film, which now seems to be stuck in development Hell. I used the Comic Con promotional artwork because I think it would actually make an awesome poster, and I know the “Godzilla” font is overused, but I think it works well. Also included is my dream cast for the film! Also - the tagline is not mine, it comes from here.