PACIFIC RIM Getting Very Good Buzz At Early Screening

PACIFIC RIM Getting Very Good Buzz At Early Screening

Earlier today, Legendary Pictures held an early screening of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, and with the reactions being extremely positive, the director, who was in attendance, encouraged the viewers to pass along their experience. Check them out!

PACIFIC RIM SYNOPSIS - 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 was directed by Guillermo del Toro, from a script written by Travis Beacham. The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. In theaters July 12, 2013!

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maryboo - 3/23/2013, 9:37 PM
Or better yet, Justice League Dark.
EdgyOutsider - 3/23/2013, 9:40 PM
My most anticipated non comicbook movie of the year. Never understood the hate from when the trailer came out.
BboiBlack - 3/23/2013, 9:47 PM
Most summer fun in a decade eh? Guess that means they liked this movie more than Avengers and any of Chris Nolan's work?

best sustained sci fi sequence ever? This is what happens at early free screenings.
JDUKE25 - 3/23/2013, 9:47 PM
@LEV invest in some new gifs man
Duratok - 3/23/2013, 9:50 PM
I'm really looking forward to this one. I cried tears if manly joy when I saw the trailer a few months ago.
Silentman - 3/23/2013, 9:51 PM
hmmmm, i think levitikuz is a fan of futurama... and hellboy... just a hunch.
Platinum - 3/23/2013, 9:56 PM
More excited for this than anything else this year with MOS at a close 2nd.
JosephKing - 3/23/2013, 9:59 PM
Don't want to be the killjoy, but:

1) Industry people actually seeing the movie and having NO embargo to tweet about it with a few months before it's release is quite suspicious.

2) Mr. Burnett was one of those guys who raved about Green Lantern on Twitter before the movie hits the theatres.

3) Sounds like studio's planted buzz. Notice how some of them apparently didn't like it so much and seems afraid to say ("didn't love the movie as much..."; "it was also awesome cause it was free"...), while others are extravagantly praising the movie.

Anyway, not saying the movie is bad or a new Green Lantern, just saying that these specific opinions are pretty much biased and therefore should not be taken with too much faith.

I'm still very excited about Pacific Rim, though. Looks fun and Guillermo Del Toro is a great director.

JDUKE25 - 3/23/2013, 10:02 PM
1. Man of Steel
2. The Hobbit 2
3. Thor 2
JumpinJehosaphat - 3/23/2013, 10:15 PM
You know what other movie got good pre-screen buzz? Star Wars: Episode I.
EarOne - 3/23/2013, 10:16 PM this movie WILL most definitely give Man of Steel a run for its kryptonian money..
ATrueHero1987 - 3/23/2013, 10:17 PM
Like getting a blowjob excep for 2
TheSuperguy - 3/23/2013, 10:21 PM
Can't wait to see this! Heard they're already planning a sequel, don't know if that's true or not.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/23/2013, 10:23 PM
Sounds good. Seriously I am more hyped for this summer than I was last summer.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/23/2013, 10:23 PM
Didn't think that would be possible with movies like Batman and Avengers.
Ramiel - 3/23/2013, 10:24 PM
I like Del Toro, but I'm not excited one bit for this movie. Why didn't he just do Hellboy 3 instead?


Original like Power Rangers and Voltron?
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 3/23/2013, 10:48 PM
1 man of steel
2 hobbit 2
3 enders game
4 trek
5 pacific rim
6 im3

movie better be [frick]ing amazing. green lantern [frick]ed up the last time
preacher - 3/23/2013, 11:03 PM
As much as id love to see a Hellboy 3, I'd much rather Del Tori make At the Mountains of Madness instead.
Jollem - 3/23/2013, 11:04 PM
of course it's awesome

and after this, if gdt says "i want to make Dark Universe now", the producers go; "yes, take as much money as you need"
FanboyTrump - 3/23/2013, 11:08 PM
yeeeeeeeahhhh PACIFIC RIM!!!

My boy Guillermo doing BIG things!
AztecRainGod - 3/23/2013, 11:16 PM
Im definitely going to go see this.

That being said..when was the last time a major sci fi production was panned at a free screening? Of course everyone is going to say it was the best shit ever.

Also, 80 pct of the comments are from Robert Meyer Burnett (holy shit, they must have promised him a free BJ every time he tweets about the film)
SageMode - 3/23/2013, 11:42 PM
I'll wait to reserve my judgement. I mean heck, GREEN LANTERN good positive early screening feedback., so.........
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 3/23/2013, 11:49 PM
I'd love to see Del Toro remake Krull!
SwingsetKnight - 3/23/2013, 11:55 PM
Still not entirely convinced on this one -- all the reactions seem to be "hell yeah, special effects!" instead of "hell yeah, screenplay!", which is more my concern -- but hopefully everything is exactly as good as they're making it sound. I'd love to be won over, even if it's a premise I'm not so thrilled about.

That said, Burnett's endlessly drawn-out reaction did more harm than good for my personal opinion of the film. After the first few bits of choice hyperbole, I felt like I could feel his spittle right through the computer screen.
Jollem - 3/24/2013, 12:01 AM
^don't worry. i don't think del toro has ever been one for just spectacle. he seems to appreciate a good story :)
MrSundayMovies - 3/24/2013, 12:03 AM
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/24/2013, 12:37 AM
All i can say is...

CANT [frick]ING WAIT!:)
Jollem - 3/24/2013, 12:37 AM
i'm as excited for this as much as this dude is about licorice

AlexDeLarge87 - 3/24/2013, 12:39 AM
Dont disappoint me Del Toro.
QuestionDAnswer - 3/24/2013, 2:23 AM
Good Guillermo now make Dark Universe ASAP Hellblazer Swamp Thing Deadman Etrigan The Demon, and Zatanna FTW!
ElShumway - 3/24/2013, 2:43 AM
Three of the people raving here are critics/journalists. ALL of them RAVED about GREEN LANTERN. In particular Robert Meyer Burnett who said this after the Green Lantern screening:


Robert Meyer Burnett (director of Free Enterprise) on Twitter: GREEN LANTERN [frick]ing ROCKED. The 3D was AWESOME. As a lifelong DC fan, the opening ten minutes made me squeal like schoolgirl. … Believe it. The first ten minutes will make you believe. The 3D is also outstanding. … GREEN LANTERN was terrific fun. The fact that it works at all is a miracle, but it really does cook. The first ten minutes sold me. … The 3D in the opening ten minutes is wonderful. But YOU MUST see it with polarized glasses. The color is great. … It’s not campy at all. The humor is earned. And Mark Strong as Sinestro was AWESOME. … I LOVED GREEN LANTERN. Don’t know why, but it kinda’ felt like THE LAST STARFIGHTER. I know…”Huh?!? What?!?” … it really did feel like an 80′s movie, circa ’84… Weird. … BTW…In LexG parlance…Blake Lively…LOOK AT HER. SMOOOOOKING hot.


So, this same guy is now the most vocal of the people who rave about Pacific Rim. If anything that's a BAD sign!

Just letting ya'll know...
MB007 - 3/24/2013, 3:10 AM
Well, at early screenings of Green Lantern they said "it was the new Star Wars" and that it got a standing ovation when the credits rolled...
MB007 - 3/24/2013, 3:11 AM
Not saying Pacific Rim is the next Green Lantern, looks pretty sweet to me, but let's all just see it first
datNAMEtho - 3/24/2013, 3:47 AM
My first blowjob? Yeah yeah that was pretty amazing.
PeeJ - 3/24/2013, 4:05 AM
The internet baffles me... Movie that is basically giant robots fighting godzilla and looked to have great effects in the trailer. Directed by a guy who is hands down awesome. Getting rave reviews on Twitter.

/insert over the top screaming and dribbling about how it must be terrible and just like Green Lantern... Yup, its cool to be negative.
jazzman - 3/24/2013, 5:48 AM
i hate this whole twitter review cr*p.
marvel72 - 3/24/2013, 5:52 AM
i want to see this but its not that high on my most anticipated list.

1st the hobbit part 2
2nd thor the dark world
3rd man of steel
4th iron man 3
5th star trek into darkness
6th the wolverine
7th sin city a dame to kill for
8th kick ass 2
9th riddick
10th pacific rim
Dev - 3/24/2013, 6:56 AM
I would quicker believe this pre screening hype for Pacific Rim than for Man of Steel, since one movie has the amazing Del Toro as director and the other has well Hack Synder...-_-
moonknightatl - 3/24/2013, 7:52 AM
I also don't understand the negative comments about this film from the sci/fi geek community. Del Toro always respects his audience and will fight to ensure the movie studios do not shortchange his vision. He chooses projects that he would want to see as a fan so this gives me great confidence that this film is going to be very good. I bet Del Toro was a shogun warrior/mech fan as a kid and this will translate on the screen.
JosephKing - 3/24/2013, 8:19 AM
We're not being negative. As I've said, I am very excited about Pacific Rim, the trailer is awesome and Del Toro is great. But we can't ignore that these reactions are planted by the studio and that it IS a bad sign.

C'mon now, the same guy who's raving extravagantly about this movie also raved extravagantly about Green Lantern. It's not a matter of "oh, now just because GL had positive early reactions and failed it will be the case with ALL movies", it's a matter of... "the SAME guy 'loved' Green Lantern!".

Just logic.
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