Pacific Rim: Symbolism of Mechs & Monsters | ft. Jonathan Pageau

The clash of giant men and monsters is a powerful image that has recurred in many religions, mythologies, and folktales through the ages and continues to live on today. In this video essay, Jonathan Pageau looks at Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim as a modern manifestation of the man versus monster mythology, highlighting his use of symbolism to reveal deep-rooted patterns between society and the individual.

 

 

 

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Case Studies: Symbolism in Films


Action/Sci-Fi


Sci-Fi Adventure


Guillermo del Toro