Yesterday we discussed how awesome Pacific Rim is, but today we want to look at the movies that made it that way
Pacific Rim is a bomb ass movie. There’s no other way to describe it. But it reached that level because it was heavily influenced by thesefive movies.
There’s a father son combo in this movie that are exactly like Iceman and Slider, not to mention the fact that the main character is a rogue with a past and a lost partner that he feels guilty for.
Suicide missions and nuclear bombs to fight aliens on Earth and in their lair. Plus a Henry V type speech from Idris Elba (Stringer Bell from The Wire) that is also similar to Bill Pullman’s in “Independence Day.”
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla
Just watch this clip.
Del Toro had to get weird in Spanish first, but without this festival of wacky, unique visual effects, he would never have convinced a studio to give him the money he needed to f**k around with the effects in “Pacific Rim.”
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Charlie Day was a great addition to this movie, but he essential played his spazzy, neurotic and dumb character in this. It makes the movie more fun, and he fit in well with the rest of the cast. But ultimately, Del Toro would never have cast him if he hadn’t know about his character on It’s Always Sunny, and the movie could have been a lot different with a different comic relief actor.