….although the emphasis may end up going on the word “look”.
I like the idea of daikaiju being Lovecraftian Things From Outside. It certainly makes more sense than “Monster Island” or some other variation of “they were always here, we just never noticed them before”. I just hope this doesn’t mean that their Lovecraftian Things From Outside are going to be mindless forces of destruction like daikaiju usually are. Yes, I know, Azathoth, but still. If the Old Ones are invading, they shouldn’t be just big, destructive animals on the rampage.
I’m also a little leery of the gigantic mecha, which they’re apparently playing straight. How do you play gigantic mecha straight?
(BTW, does anyone know if this is based on any specific anime, or are they just using the basic concept that has been used so often?)
Still, I’m encouraged by the presence of Idris Elba. I’ve liked him ever since I met him as Heimdall in 2011’s Thor (up yours, Council of Conservative Citizens!), and the one line we see here – “Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!” – is badass beyond all measure.
In the end, there’s no question I’m going to go see this. I just can’t pass up the chance to see a spectacle like this on the big screen. Stay tuned to see if it lives up to my hopes or my fears.