While much of the film’s marketing has understandably revolved around the robots vs. monsters angle, Charlie Hunnam is at pains to point out the more human element of the story.
“It’s a love story without a love story,” he explains. “It’s about all of the necessary elements of love without arriving at love itself: I need to trust [Mako] and respect her and open up my mind to her.”
“It’s so fascinating, the whole caveat of how we operate this machine – which is through a neurological bridge – we’re neurologically connected. So everything in my head is available to [Mako] – and vice versa. If you imagine that – I mean, we’re all very careful about how we present ourselves and what we say, and how much of ourselves we let out… it’s really the heart of the film.”