In an unexpected and disappointing move it seems Guillermo Del Toro's new sci-fi epic offering 'Pacific Rim' is going to be filtered through that nightmarish of all things the post-production 3D conversion. After being bundled out the way by the big wigs over at Warner Bros the director looks to have given in to their request even after publicly stating this year that that wouldn't happen. It's not due to hit theatres until next July so I guess there is still a chance based on fan reaction that this awful decision could be overturned but its an extremely outside chance. Charlie Hunnam ('Sons of Anarchy'), Rinko Kikuchi ('Assault Girls'), Ron Perlman ('Season of the Witch'), Idris Elba ('The Wire'), Charlie Day ('Horrible Bosses'), Robert Kazinsky ('Eastenders'), Clifton Collins Jr and Max Martini all star in the flick. As for 3D - I still don't see the point. It does little or nothing to enhance my viewing pleasure. Just leaves me with a larger headache and an level of frustration that keeps on eating at me long after I've left the theatre.
"When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse."
'Pacific Rim' hits theatres on 12 July 2013.
Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam in 'Pacific Rim'