Episode from the podcastDark Discussions Podcast

Dark Discussions - Episode 107 - Guillermo Del Toro Focus: 2013's Pacific Rim

Released Wednesday, 7th August 2013
Good episode? Give it some love!
Welcome to Dark Discussions podcast. Your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that's fantastic.

Godzilla, Gamera, and Ray Harryhausen's Ymir are just some of the more famous, and at this time, historically important giant monsters from movies past. More recently the Transformers films have brought nostalgia from the childhood of generation X to massive blockbuster films starring one of Hollywood's most famous tabloid actresses, Megan Fox. Today, genre director Guillermo Del Toro helms the new big blockbuster monster versus robots spectacle Pacific Rim.

Taking place in the near future, a giant riff at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean begins to spurt out giant Kaiju (or monsters) into the world. To defend against this invasion, the world governments come together and create Jaegers, giant robots to defend against what actually may be an alien invasion. As the incursion grows and the creatures turn more massive, the last hope for the world may be left to a handful of pilots to stop the inflow.

Part throwback to the great giant monster movies of the past, part tribute to Japanese anime, part action spectacular like the Transformers films, Pacific Rim received mostly positive reviews from critics yet didn't live up to the box office that Legendary Pictures had hoped for. Your three hosts discuss the film, give their different perspectives, and analyze both the box office and the cult following that Del Toro brings to the table.

As always we welcome your comments: darkdiscussions@aol.com (written email or attached mp3 files)

Creators & Guests

We don't know anything about the creators of this episode yet. You can add them yourself so they can be credited for this and other podcasts.

Episode Reviews

This episode hasn't been reviewed yet. You can add a review to show others what you thought.

This podcast, its content, and its artwork are not owned by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Podchaser.
Rate Episode

Share This Episode

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Moderator Stats

Podcast ID

Episode Details

2h 3m 30s

Episode Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.