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Director/co-screenwriter Guillermo del Toro
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Reviewed by reidca on February 27th, 2015
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Guillermo Del Toro is so predictable. He never ceases to amaze me how witty and eloquent and illuminating he is about his movies and how much he makes me appreciate them more and deeper levels I thought possible when I listen to his commentaries. He is clearly exhaustive in his research and effort he puts into his films and you always see it on the big screen but it is when you listen to his commentaries do you really appreciate the level of artistry and skill and knowledge he possesses.
No stone is left unturned as he talks about designs, influence, casting, locations, effects, character motivation, audience manipulation, 3D conversion and celebrity fans. An almost perfect commentary I recommend it to anyone interested in filmmaking. 9/10
Reviewed by TylerMirage on March 4th, 2016
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I'll never get tired of hearing Guillermo talk about his movies. He is so clearly passionate about his movies and it shows. He's just a kid living his dream. He spends the majority of the film talking about the kaiju/tokusatsu/Thunderbirds references in the film and the movie's colour palette.
If I had to complain about *something* in this commentary, it'd be that he didn't talk MORE about the kaiju film references in the movie. That, and that there weren't more commentaries. This is the kind of film that would've definitely benefited from having at least one additional commentary track (DOP, VFX Supervisor, etc.).
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