Started a thread early on this movie since the trailer they showed at ComicCon 2012 apparently made everyone cream their pants.
From what I understand it is essentially a Giant Robot vs. Big Monster movie by Guillermo del Toro, where epic scale is somewhat realistically represented (effects by ILM) and the giant robots are dual-piloted (one for each side).
They were filming parts of it near where I live a few months ago. I think there is a scene where they run away from toronto’s city hall (the building they blew up in resident evil 2). I never saw any filming, but signs warning people about the filming described that scene. All the restaurants on the street had japanese signs put up on them.
Okay, this brings up a constant complaint of mine: if there’s an enormous monster and you want to shoot it from a air vehicle you don’t have to fly around its head. Every movie does this, and it’s always so dumb. That said, looks like fun!
Well, first if you’re going out to shoot a monster you don’t pack heat-seekers. The military understands these things better than us, I would imagine. Second, you have a 20mm cannon that will drill a hole through anything from 2k away.
And of course, third, getting closer doesn’t make it work better.