'Pacific Rim' gets 'overwhelmingly positive' reviews: Don't forget your diapers
Pacific Rim, the upcoming Transformers meets Mothra movie Guillermo del Toro will be bringing to you – in 3D – next July 12 (if you live in the United States or Canada), has had a recent test screening (Feb. 2013). Reactions to the special-effects-laden tale about the Great Battle between aliens vs. (human-piloted) robots, have been “overwhelmingly positive” – or so I've read.
Well, yes, if “overwhelming” means a handful of enthusiastic tweets including one by Looper director Rian Johnson, this year's DGA Award winner for the television series Breaking Bad. Johnson (not so subtly) warned his followers not to forget their diapers before they go check out Guillermo del Toro's latest:
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.
'Pacific Rim' cast
Written by Guillermo del Toro and Clash of the Titans' Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam in the type of role that would have gone to Tom Cruise two decades ago.
Also in the cast: Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, 2006), whose presence could be taken as an homage to the Japanese horror movies of the 1950s and 1960s, plus Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Robert Maillet, Max Martini, Diego Klattenhoff, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., and Hellboy II: The Golden Army actor Ron Perlman.
See also: “Pacific Rim: Charlie Hunnam 'Male Bonding Energy'.”
According to the IMDb, Pacific Rim opens in a couple of dozen countries on July 11-12, '13. These include the aforementioned U.S. and Canada, in addition to Argentina, Australia, Russia, Spain, the U.K., Chile, and New Zealand.
Later in July, Guillermo del Toro's action/horror flick will open in The Netherlands, France, Germany, and several other European territories.
Curiously,it opens in Brazil only on Aug. 9, while Japan has an unspecified July release.
More movie images: Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi
Images featuring Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and robots: Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros., via USA Today.