Last Saturday in Burbank, while most people were buzzing about the Super Bowl, a small, select group got to experience something way cooler. They were the audience for the first test screening of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming movie of giant robots, giant monsters, and giant robots fighting giant monsters. Reactions to the screening have been collected on a fan website for the film. There’s a whole lot of love in those tweets and forum posts, which stokes my anticipation for the film even more. Director Rian Johnson’s tweet is especially encouraging: “Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much.”
Additionally, USA Today has eight new images from the film, accompanied by commentary from del Toro that explains more about the plot, the production, and the world that he’s created. Head over to their site to read what he has to say, but you can also look at the photos in the gallery below.
Pacific Rim comes out July 12th.