Book Review: PACIFIC RIM – MAN, MACHINES And MONSTERS - Movies In Focus
Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters versus giant robots flick, Pacific Rim is an epic production and it deserves an epic making-of companion. Pacific Rim – Man, Machines And Monsters is such a tome. The Titan book covers every aspect of production in immense detail (costumes, casting etc). However, let’s be honest – it’s all about the robots (Jaegers) and monsters(Kaiju) and Man, Machines And Monsters covers that in exactly the sort of detail you would want – heck, it’s even in the title. The most significant part of David S. Cohen’s book is the art by Del Toro himself, showing that Pacific Rim is his ambitious vision. The director has a deep appreciation of Lovecraftian lore (see his famed unmade version of At The Mountains Of Madness) and he takes this to the next level with Pacific Rim. The minutiae in the artwork on display here is mesmerizing and you can really feel the sheer scope of the world that Del Toro has created. Quite often making-of books fail to hit the mark, coming across as little more than glorified press releases. However, Pacific Rim – Man, Machines And Monsters feels honest. Sure, it doesn’t go into any behind the [...]