Charlie Hunnam Not Wanting To Much FX In ‘Pacific Rim 2’

"When it becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process," he said.

Charlie Hunnan is prepping for a second round with the Kaiju’s in Pacific Rim 2′, but in a new interview with EW the actor expressed hopes that there’d be less FX works in the sequel to the 2013 hit ‘Pacific Rim’.

The actor who plays heroic Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket revealed that he’s not a huge fan of heavy special effects.

“When it becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process,” he said. “Then all of a sudden, you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you.”

The actor added that he’s “nervous” about spectacle becoming bigger than storytelling, explaining that he’d  preferred a better balance in Pacific Rim.

“I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling,” he said. “When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit.

“Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle than storytelling.”

All this aside. The actor revealed that he’s excited to be reprising the role and has hopes to address the imbalance regarding the FX in the second movie.

“I hope that we are able to remedy that a little bit going into the second,” he explained. “Not to say I wasn’t proud of the film. I really liked it, and I felt like it delivered exactly what it was supposed to.

“But I do feel like we could have maybe plumbed the depths of the character and the storytelling a little bit more.”

Hunnam at present is shooting Guy Ritchies new ‘King Arthur’ film in which he’ll be playing the legendary English King.


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