Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-versus-robots blockbuster Pacific Rim didn’t have a Super Bowl television spot. But Warner might have made a smarter move by avoiding the competition for Super Sunday eyeballs and capitalizing on a Monday sneak peek.
'Pacific Rim' Photos: Our Best Look at Guillermo del Toro's Massive Monster-Fighting Robots
The studio shared exclusive images with USA Today over the weekend, while del Toro opened up about the pending effects thriller with the newspaper.
“They’re essentially destruction machines,” del Toro says of his human-controlled robots, the Jaegers. Mankind constructs these skyscraper-sized robots to help fight off an invasion of creatures that emerge from the sea.
“One of the things the movie tries to do is evoke an incredibly rousing sense of romantic adventure,” the director tells USA Today, “the big adventures you’d want to see as a kid.”
Del Toro’s Pacific Rim is his first directorial effort since 2008’s Hellboy: The Golden Army, so fans are chomping at the bit waiting for his celebrated return to the big screen. And they’re going to want him to go as big as possible with Rim, which promises a massive scope to its action sequences.
The movie will be available in 2D, 3D and 3D IMAX beginning on July 12. Which version do you think you’ll see?
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