Friday, July 19, 2013
Go See Pacific Rim
I saw Pacific Rim, and I fucking loved it. Domestically it didn't do as well as I hoped it would, but it still did well. Plus, the reviews are all fairly good too! It's currently clocking in at 71% on Rotten Tomatoes. It's exciting for me to work on something that people are having fun seeing. I think most the people I know would totally dig it.
More than that, you can see it as a family. I think ten and above would be fine with it, but to be safe, maybe twelve and above. It features a strong female lead that isn't just eye candy, and doesn't need to fall in love with the boy to define her character. I really like all the characters, and I love the message of unity, and coming together.
It's a great film for that age set; kids and adults who aren't afraid to be a kid. It feels like it's made for that group, the adventure film goers. The Star Wars and Indy lovers. Instead of taking a comic book character and turning them into something strictly for adults, coming up with a dark and serious tone, while still selling toys to young kids; it feels like a film that caters to child like wonderment. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of those films, but I'm taking my daughter to Pac Rim, but won't let her watch The Dark Knight any time soon.
Here are two pieces I did for the film. They're both in the artbook. One is all me, and the one with the bones is based on a Oscar Chichoni sketch.
Anyway, go and see it. It's not going to be the same on your TV. Honestly.
Watch it with your heart and have fun.
Ron Perlman's shoes.