I discovered Guillermo Del Toro back in 2006 when his film Pan’s Labyrinth was released. It won best achievement in cinematography, makeup and art direction that year at the Oscars. It was a fairy tale for adults and it had just the right amount of creepiness, childlike wonder, and fantasy. Each image leaves a lasting impression, making it just as much a work of art as it is a phenomenal film.
Since then I have seen other films of his that he has either directed or produced. My favorites other than Pan’s Labyrinth are The Orphanage and Cronos.
Del Toro’s newest film that will be released this summer is called Pacific Rim. It is unlike anything he has ever done, an over the top science fiction action film. It involves an alien attack and a group of soldiers using robots trying to stop them. Sounds very much like Transformers but I can assure you if anybody can make a thinking man’s blockbuster action film, it’s Guillermo. It has an amazing cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, and Charlie Day. I believe it will be the biggest flick of the summer. This one will definitely be worth seeing in IMAX and 3-D. Here is the newest trailer and have a great week!