When director Guillermo del Toro decided to use the “salt and pepper” seasoning for his first “Pacific Rim” film, it was to keep the film’s visual style consistent with the original, so his decision to leave the seasoning on the snacks was not a shock.
“The movie was shot in a very traditional way, so I didn’t want to make it look any different,” del Toro told Variety.
“I wanted to use salt and pepper to really convey the feel of a desert.
The flavor was to really emphasize the saltiness, so the salt is really prevalent.”
The Salt and Pepper seasoning was added to the snack tray at the beginning of the film to keep viewers guessing.
When asked what he meant by the phrase “salty to taste,” del Toros reply was, “Because it tastes salty, I don’t want it to taste salty to the taste.
And it really doesn’t, it tastes delicious.”
“Titanics” director Guillaume Canet and stars Kate Winslade, John C. Reilly, Tom Holland, John Goodman, and Tom Harkin all discussed the taste of the salt and flavor in an interview with EW.
“When we’re in the film, we have a lot of salt and saltiness in our food, so when we’re shooting, the first thing we want to do is have the saltiest possible food,” Del Toro said.
“It’s the perfect thing to bring to the table and really set the tone for the rest of the story.”