Posted by:
Matt McGloin

You Want Justice League Dark: Go See Pacific Rim


9032 Not sure what happened with Pacific Rim, but coming out of last year's San Diego Comic-Con it was all the buzz.

Gigantic frickin' robots taking on gigantic frickn' monsters from the deep on the big screen directed by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Son's of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam sounds pretty cool to me.

Somehow, though, all that buzz has been said to have faded away as the Hollywood trade sites report that Pacific Rim isn't "tracking" all that well.

What that means is they are saying audiences aren't that excited about the movie and won't be showing up to see it.

Seem to recall the same thing for World War Z, but that flick is topping the box office charts with a sequel already green lit.

There also seems to be a lot of mention online about Pacific Rim being a "Transformers" movie.

Yeah, because the Pacific Rim Jaeger mechs transform from robot mode into a vehicle? Plus, similar to Transformers, they are as tall as Skyscrapers and are driven by two humans.

Once again, the internet has their movies right, and it hurts being compared to a multi-billion dollar franchise.

Sarcasm aside, Pacific Rim features robots taking on monsters; I don't see what exactly is wrong with that. Should be fun.

I also seem to recall when we were getting all that Pacific Rim buzz, that there was talk of a Justice League Dark movie.

The talk was that the studio was so happy with Pacific Rim, that they were green-lighting Del Toro's "Heaven Sent" JLD movie.

So while we know all the internet will be going to see Transformers 4 as it stands, why not go see Pacific Rim and help out the possibility of Justice League Dark?

While Justice League Dark might not be dependent on Pacific Rim, say the way Justice League was with the success of Man of Steel, it couldn't hurt JLD's odds for Pacific Rim to be a blockbuster of its own.

Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.


When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.