Pacific Rim’s Blooper Real Is One Giant Robot-Sized Barrel Of Laughs

By Nick Venable | Updated

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PacRimBloopWith the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases of Pacific Rim just around the corner, the first extra from the set, the blooper reel, has made its way to the Internet, and so we pass it on to you. I’m pretty sure we’d be showing you guys even if it was terrible, so it helps that its pretty funny and well delivered. (And no, it isn’t just a montage of Charlie Hunnam’s actual performance in the movie, so put your sarcasm to better use.)

As you might expect, there is a lot of Charlie Day seen here, as he is the obvious comic relief both in the film and in his normal TV gig on FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, one of the greatest series of all time. And though he isn’t sniffing glue or acting as if he can’t read or write, Day is still good for some chuckles here, and we can see just how much freedom director Guillermo del Toro may have given him for the more incidental dialogue.

But for all of that, my favorite bits were when Perlman couldn’t work his butterfly knife nor correctly point out where the Jaeger is theoretically supposed to be in front of him on the green screen. It’s also fun to see Clifton Collins Jr. messily eat a bagel. They really went the wrong direction with this flick with all the giant robots and monsters.

I mean, it was good enough to become the highest-grossing live-action film that wasn’t a sequel or direct adaptation. So that’s something. And I’m pretty sure it will live a long, successful future on home release, especially if all of the special features are crafted like this one.

But the true sign of a film’s universal acceptance is gauged by whether or not it produces any Halloween costumes, and Pacific Rim does not disappoint in that department, as seen here. In fact, there’s a good chance these costumes are almost too good, seeing as how someone unfamiliar with the movie wouldn’t have the slightest clue what these outfits are supposed to represent. Surely these are just Transformers, right? No way! This is Gipsy Danger and Cherno Alpha, ready to flip some Kaiju through bridges and whatnot. Check out the crafty costumes below.

gipsy danger

cherno alpha


I’m actually feeling pretty inspired to try and recreate some of the movie’s scenes using these costumes. But since I don’t feel like making any Kaiju costumes, we’ll just have to destroy an enemy wearing a sassy Rick Grimes costume from The Walking Dead. Keep an eye out for the blooper reel.