Man, I got back from G-Fest not but 24 hours ago...and there's so much to talk about!
Firstly, I went and saw me some PACIFIC RIM with the G-Fest crew. MAN what an amazing time at the theater - it was like watching a wrestling match. The theater rocked with elated cheers as steel fist smashed against reptilian flesh and bone.
As to the plot...I reached a strange revelation while at my table during the convention proper. If PACIFIC RIM, flaws and all, were an animated feature...would anyone have ANY complains about it? Personally I prefer the live-action-cartoon approach - it makes the universe feel all the more rich as a sumptuous visual feast.
That being said, the film isn't performing the way it should. It may pull a HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and stick around for a time, earning its money over a period of time, but it's not looking great at the moment. Go see it! And a second and third time! There's a lot riding on PacRim's success so go support it!
In other new, HOLY CRAP THE GODZILLA ENCOUNTER LOOKS AMAZING.collider.com/godzilla-encounte…
Included is a peek at some concepts for the new Godzilla - a very traditional, and somewhat crocodilian, monster design. And there's supposedly a look at the FINAL design at the end of the "tour"! Plus, there's some of my own art on display! Can YOU spot it?!