Watch 12 Minutes of Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM

     June 29, 2013


With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening July 12, Warner Bros. has provided us with some awesome behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film.  If you’re a fan of del Toro, you’ll be able to see him directing the cast, as well as hear his trademark laugh when he likes what he sees.  In addition, you can watch Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman film a few scenes on some massive practical sets.  But while everything I mentioned is cool, without a doubt, the best part of the footage is being able to see the the giant robots (known as Jaegers) come to life.  Unlike some films that have the actors stand on green screen so the scene can be built in a computer, del Toro build massive sets to house the control room of the Jaegers and they really are a site to behold.  Trust me, Pacific Rim is going to wow you in so many ways and this footage is just the tip of the iceberg.  Hit the jump to check out the footage.

Finally, If you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out my video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.


  • Calderon

    I have no doubt the visuals are great. I’m praying the script will be near the top of its genre(s), unlike say, countless amounts of Transformers and Godzilla movies.

    • Bobby

      I actually read the entire final draft of the screenplay, and it has real heart and emotion. A real plot. There is character development through the action sequences. This film will be one of the best action films this year.

  • Jay

    This is fascinating to watch, of course, but damn, Collider, you need a better video player. One that at least can do proper widescreen when maximized.

    • km

      Agreed, and your ads before the videos need to be fixed, as when the option to skip video appears in the bottom corner and you try to skip the video the video of the ad stops but the sound still plays over the new video your trying to watch.

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  • pinkincide

    Does he have to put Ron Perlman in every film? I’ve only ever liked him in Sons of Anarchy.

    • AssKegels

      You’re entitled to your opinion I suppose…just being honest right? Well, honesty is the best policy. You fat cunt.

      • Phil Dunphee

        Stupid kid. That’s a weird thing to get upset about. Grow up.

    • Emmyb

      Considering he’s the director and Ron Perlman is a longtime collaborator/friend, i think he can do pretty much whatever he damn pleases. What a stupid comment.

    • The_Fifth_Baker

      Yeah, I really hate the way he cast Ron Perlman in Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth.

      • Yurine

        he was in pans labyrinth?

      • Yurine

        he was in pans labyrinth?

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  • Brett

    This was so cool to watch! Thanks for posting it! Looking forward to seeing the movie!

  • kunsabagay

    read yesterday that the film is “tracking badly”. don’t about y’all but this looks bad ass to me

    • Phil Dunphee

      Yeah it’ll be fine. “Magic Mike” for example tested VERY poorly and it came out and did HUGE business

  • Emmyb

    Would be gutted if this movie doesn’t do well. So looking forward to it!

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  • Cohen the Barbarian

    This looks more and more like Battleship. The tracking is so poor that virtually no one knows this movie exists. Ask to your friends if they know the names of the protagonists. Guillermo del Toro is going to fall to the floor with this piece of crap.

    • SayuriUliana

      Know what other movies tracked badly before they were released? Avatar and Star Wars. The former became one of the highest grossing films of all time, while the other became a sci-fi cultural icon. I doubt Pacific Rim is gonna reach those achievements, but pre-showing tracking means little.

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