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"Pacific Rim"

David N.
Group Organizer
New York, NY
Post #: 658

THE SCRIPT - Beat Sheet Edition: "Pacific Rim"

GODZILLA AIN'T GOT NOTHIN' ON ME! -- Guillermo Del Toro won't come to set unless there's a monster on his call sheet and his modern homage to Japanese Kaiju (monster) films delivers everything we want in a rock 'em sock 'em summer blockbuster, wrapped in a retro 80s aesthetic, and grounded by a story with heart between bad-ass one liners. Why do genre conventions reused make us cliché squirm, but reinvented elicit cheers from the audience? What happens if your protagonist's inner conflict is smaller than your mentor character's? Can you end up with third act protagonist confusion? How does a strong B-story keep your audience surprised when genre pics can be so predictable? And does Del Toro go full Sharknado with his ending or not?

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Tawny Foskett, Chris Durham, David Negrin
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Harrington Park, NJ
Post #: 32

Thank you very much for the beat sheet to Pacific Rim. Saw the movie earlier in the summer and thought is was okay -- though better than I thought it would be (a clone of Transformers).

David N.
Group Organizer
New York, NY
Post #: 665
Thanks Michael,
If you enjoyed the podcast, please go on iTunes and give us a positive review. We need reviews to get iTunes to recommend us more to new listeners.

Thanks for taking the time.

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