With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 gearing up to go into production this November, star Charlie Hunnam has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the film, revealing that he hopes it places more emphasis on character and storytelling, as opposed to visual effects and spectacle.
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“When [a film] becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process,” states Hunnam. “Then all of the sudden, you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you. I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle than storytelling. I hope that we are able to remedy that a little bit going into the second. Not to say I wasn’t proud of the film. I really liked it, and I felt like it delivered exactly what it was supposed to. But I do feel like we could have maybe plumbed the depths of the character and the storytelling a little bit more.”
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