The 25-story-tall robots of "Pacific Rim" may have shoulders big enough to carry the hopes riding on the picture.
Summer Blockbusters: The F/X Story
What words come to mind when you think of a summer tentpole? "Thrilling?" "Spectacular?" "Thunderous"? When director Guillermo del Toro talks about "Pacific Rim," his favorite description is…
"Pacific Rim" put Guillermo del Toro back in the director's chair after five years. He was loose, free and in total control throughout a grueling but successful shoot. So why did showing footage from…
Striker Entertainment's Russell Binder and Legendary have lined up potentially lucrative licensing deals tied to Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" that are as impressive as its onscreen giants.
It wasn't much of a stretch for visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander to move from an animated film (Paramount's Oscar-winning "Rango") to Disney's bigscreen adaptation of "The Lone Ranger."
With Disney/Marvel's Iron Man clanking to a cool billion worldwide and Paramount's Star Trek Into Darkness on a similar course, one thing has been notably absent: Complaints about 3D conversion.
Neill Blomkamp's eagerly awaited Elysium looks to be the sort of sci-fi story that falls right in the helmer's wheelhouse. A man takes a dangerous mission that might save millions in a dystopian…
In the digital, fix-it-in-post age, it's easy to assume that the fantastical images that appear on screens are all created with computer generated imagery.
This summer offers f/x-heavy pics as diverse as any year ever, some of them offering new take on familiar and established franchises.
Visual effects masters are called "magicians" for a reason: They really do seem like conjurers. The only limits on what they can put on the screen seem to be time, budget and imagination.