I haven’t seen much in the way of imagery from Guillermo Del Toro’s giant robots versus monsters epic, “Pacific Rim,” so I am posting the Comic-Con poster for the film. I like that the robots appear to be the stars of the film, which is what nature intended.
I am also hoping that Del Toro’s film is more in the vein of Stuart Gordon‘s “Robot Jox,” as opposed to the Transformers films.
This is a safe assumption because the giant automatons in “Robot Jox” are more like the “Shogun Warriors,” in that they aren’t autonomous, instead requiring a human pilot; which is a trait that they appear to hold in common with the Jaegers, as the robots are know in ‘Rim.’
Guillermo Del Toro has never been overly dependent on CGI in his films–I know that the Golden Army from the second Hellboy film was computer generated, as was the elemental earlier in the film, but both felt remarkably solid somehow–so let’s hope he keeps up the trend.
Here’s the trailer for “Robot Jox.”