How in all the world is it possible for something that should be so ridiculous to be so AMAZINGLY FUN?
Guillermo del Toro must be the answer.
Guillermo del Toro should make all the GIANT FIGHTING THINGS films ever. Science fiction and fantasy film-making? Needs more Guillermo del Toro. He brings beauty and flair and makes the ridiculous sublime. The hideous beauty of the kaiju. The jaegars’ beautiful brutality. Idris Elba, outlined against the sun like the image of some martial saint.
IDRIS ELBA: AVENGING ANGEL.
IDRIS ELBA IS CANCELLING YOUR APOCALYPSE.
I agree with everything Aisha says here at Practically Marzipan. Especially YES YES YES YES YES.
It’s not perfect. But it comes a damn sight closer than most skiffy films I’ve ever seen.
And also: ROBOTS PUNCHING MONSTERS INNA FACE!