Go Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Torture Machine’ in This ‘Pacific Rim’ Featurette

Pacific Rim master Guillermo del Toro really made the blockbuster for the kid in all of us.

“The action in the movie is what you would’ve dreamt to see when you were 11 years old. It is really a great adventure movie,” the director says in a new featurette released by Warner Bros. Pictures this week.

del Toro also reveals that in order to make things look real on screen, he well, had to build actual parts of the fighting robots.

“It was like a little amusement park simulator,” he says of the four-story high robot head. The camera later pans to actors Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam in heavy gear (“It was a couple of tons”) as they’re being shaken from all directions.

Take a look at del Toro’s “torture machine” in the behind-the-scenes clip, above.

Pacific Rim opens nationwide July 12.