I don't know what I'm more anxious for, the film or the figures!
I only pray to god that this isn't another Sucker Punch (literally and figuratively), where I loved the trailers and looked forward to the move more than anything else, and it turned out to be a complete flaming turd of a film.
I had a lot of faith in Zach Snyder, having loved both 300 and his interpretation of the Watchmen graphic novel (which is no small feat for any filmmaker!). But, in the end, left to his own devices and given complete creative freedom, all his weakness as a filmmaker became glaringly obvious. The action and designs still stand as some of the best I've seen, though. The geek in me will always love those aspects.
As for Pacific Rim, it is another film that embodies all the things that truly make me geek out. I do have a lot of faith in Guillermo Del Toro as well, but that last Hellboy film was seriously painful to watch. With the creative reigns off, I hope Del Toro soars where as Snyder fell. (Still can't wait to his Man of Steel film, though!)
Just released in Hong Kong is the first wave of Pacific Rim figures! They should be hitting here stateside in a little under a month.
Love the figures (what I can see of them) and the packaging. And look at the size of the Knifehead Kaiju! Just awesome!
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