GeekExchange.com: “So much concept art and design was made by so many talented craftsmen [it] just begged for the kind of loving tome that only Insight Editions makes. . . For my money, there is no other publisher in the world doing making-of books that come close to the level of quality you get in an Insight Editions tome. Their attention to detail and design skills are unmatched, and all those lovely little extras they like to insert are just the icing. Their books might cost a bit more, typically hovering around $40-$50, but you get every single penny of what you pay for. The people at IE have to be hardcore geeks themselves, because nobody else would pour so much effort into this. . . . The result is a movie that splashes multi-million dollars worth of love up onto the big screen. The great gift of David Cohen’s luscious Man, Machines, & Monsters is that it captures every ounce of that heart.” August 10, 2013.
Mania.com: ”The fact that del Toro is an incredible artist is enough to make me giddy as I dove into Pacific Rim: Man, Machines and Monsters. This gorgeous 156 page hardcover art book from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures is captivating right from the exciting, heartfelt forward by del Toro. What follows is a creative roller coaster filled with stunning concept art, photography, and even stickers!” July 11, 2013.
The Tattooed Book (blog): “There are numerous books to support the release of blockbuster movies but this one is absolutely fantastic and really sets the bar higher than ever before. It is brimming with great illustrations, behind the scenes photographs, costume design sketches, character break downs and jaw dropping images that will have you dying to see the movie. If Pacific Rim sounds like your kind of movie then this companion book is unmissable.” July 8, 2013.
io9.com: “…when you read the ‘making of’ book, Pacific Rim: Man, Machine & Monsters by David S. Cohen, you’re just blown away by the eye-popping artwork and imagery on every page.” July 8, 2013.
Hitfix.com: “It is quite telling that in one week, my two sons went with me to screenings of Man Of Steel, Pacific Rim, Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University, and the only thing that they’ve talked about since was Pacific Rim. They took the big behind-the-scenes book that was sent to me and they won’t give it back. Toshi reads the details to Allen as they flip the pages, and they both know the world inside out already.” July 8,2013.
GeekDad.com: “I’ve had many favorite Art Of books over the years. The Art of How to Train Your Dragon, and Diablo III: Book of Cain have been my favorites til now, but I believe that Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters socks them both out of the ring.” July 3, 2013.
The Curiosity of a Social Misfit (blog): “a truly brilliant book that will positively delight fans.” June 30, 2013.
SFF World: “a lovingly produced and classy art book, with enough new material to gain the fan’s interest, as well as enough of the art to remember the film by. If you love the film, or just love the idea of monsters and mech-suits, you’ll love this book as a memento.” June 23, 2013.
Media Mikes: “There is an awesome foreword from director Guillermo del Toro. He really is so passionate about his films and I loved reading what he had to say about this film. Some of the art in the book might be considered to be a bit of a spoiler since all of the monsters and robots are not show[n] in the trailers but I couldn’t care less, I loved every page of this book and now I just want to see the film more!” June 21, 2013.
ETOnline.com: “Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated Pacific Rim doesn’t open in theaters until July 12, but the movie’s companion book, Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, is now out and reveals a sneak peek at the myriad monsters that populate the movie.” July 2, 2013.
Shockya.com: “Highlights of ‘Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters’ include lavish artwork, detailed set photography, revealing commentary from the film’s creative team and unique insights into the battle-torn world of 2025 CE depicted in the movie.” July 2, 2013.
Fangoria.com: “As the promotional and supplemental material of PACIFIC RIM is unleashed, the human goings-on outside of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps are revealing themselves to be a lot of fun, and just a little bit weird.” July 2, 2013.
MovieWeb.com: “Pacific Rim: Man, Machine and Monsters Book Trailer and Featurette” July 2, 2013.
Alien Bee: “WATCH THE BOOK TRAILERS FOR PACIFIC RIM MAN, MACHINES & MONSTERS THE INNER WORKINGS OF AN EPIC FILM.” July 2, 2013.
Superherohype.com: “Two More Pacific Rim Character Posters, Promo Videos for Companion Book” July 2, 2013.
Monsters and Critics: “Guillermo del Toro videos on Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, & Monsters,” July 2, 2013.
ShockTillYouDrop.com: “Two More Character Posters for Pacific Rim, Promo Videos for Making-Of Book.” July 2, 2013.
JoBlo.com: “Book Trailer and a Look Inside Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters.” July 2, 2013.
FuriousFanBoys.com: “The Next Kaiju Revealed: Leatherback.” July 2, 2013.
411Mania.com: “Two New Posters and Videos For Pacific Rim” July 2, 2013.