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Monthly Archives: June 2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to relish in being what Burn Gorman referred to as a “Kaiju groupie” out in the general public. As cheesy and tropey as Pacific Rim might have been, it opened the door to Americans who were not familiar with the glory of witnessing giant monsters nonsensically fight giant robots, and it granted those of us who grew up exhilarated by said giant monsters destroying cities and crushing giant robots with a sort of reprieve from years of social stigma.

Given that I had seen Pacific Rim three times in 3D, you can imagine my anticipation when Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. announced May 16, 2014 as the date that the ultimate Kaiju would be released back into American theaters. I held my breath, partially out of excitement, partially out of fear that the Roland Emmerich effect would taint this adaptation of film’s most favorite Kaiju. Read More »