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    In this video, contemporary cinema’s preeminent monster lover, Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone), tells us about his passion for the original Godzilla, a film that is more serious and poignant than most may realize. Del Toro’s latest effort, Pacific Rim, which opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide, was inspired by Ishiro Honda’s proto-mega-beast movie—the creatures in it are even called kaiju, after the Japanese giant-monster genre.

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  • By David Hollingsworth
    July 11, 2013
    08:42 PM

    Del Toro is one of the greatest living directors working today. Maybe he should make his own interpretation of Godzilla, and even if he did, I pretty sure it would way better than the horrible 1998 version, where the only passable thing in the movie was Godzilla itself.
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  • By Reeniop5
    July 13, 2013
    07:42 PM

    Long live the Kaiju!
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  • By Liam Molenda
    July 14, 2013
    05:38 PM

    Del Toro Made "Pacific Rim" an obvious love letter to Toho Monster Movies and Japanese Anime. It may not be Pan's Labyrinth or Cronos, but it is easily the most entertaining film I've seen all year. Del Toro is the best living modern director, and I am in constant wonder at everything he creates.
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