Pacific Rim

A Chinese robot defends its land from a monsters' attack in Pacific Rim. Photo: SCMP

Blocks of Hong Kong destroyed... but don't worry, it's only a movie

It's the stuff of movies: a 25-storey-tall robot drags an oil tanker through the streets of Hong Kong, creating a trail of destruction, to face off with a sea monster. Hong Kong's not new to Hollywood, but more and more foreign filmmakers are finding the city's appeal to moviegoers around the world is worth putting their money on.