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Enter The Drift...

22 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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You might have thought that Pacific Rim’s publicity barrage would end with the big, main, supposedly final trailer that arrived recently. Oh, such innocence. Instead, now we’re being brought a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains how the giant robots stomping through the movie are controlled. Take a gander… 

Turns out the nifty neural connection between the two pilots – two because the mental load of controlling one of the behemoth ‘bots proved too much for a single brain in early tests – is called 'Drift Space', where the two controllers’ minds and memories blend and weave.

So, as actors Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and other cast members explain (along with writer/director Guillermo del Toro), the link is an intimate, powerful one where no secret is left undiscovered and no corner of the brain unexposed. Which means that piloting teams have to be on very good terms and trust each other implicitly. We get the feeling that might not be so easy for washed out Jaeger jock Raleigh Becket (Hunnam) and rookie cockpit filler Mako Mori (Kikuchi).

The robots vs monsters mash-up also features Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Max Martini and stomps on to our screens on July 12. We’d expect more sneak peeks before that date arrives…


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Love this little snippet! Apart from Idris Elba's hammy speach this movie looks like a lot of fun. Rather than over the top action from transformers, this movie actually looks as if it uses proper physics and motion when handling the giant robots. In one of the scenes, you see thrusters ignite on the elbow of one of the robots to assist with swinging it's arm to punch one of the creatures. The geeky kid in me wants this movie to rock!! More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 14:47 on 22 May 2013 | Report This Post

I saw the Pacific Rim trailer in the cinema for the first time yesterday and it looked astonishing on the big screen. Whether it's a good film or not is another matter, the acting doesn't seem to be great and it's a cast of mostly unknowns (apart from Idris Elba and Ron Perlman.) Del Toro's Hollywood stuff has promised much but not delivered so far. More

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