Kanye West’s Twitter account currently has less tweets than it does hundreds of millions of followers, so when the Chicago rapper tweets twice in one minute, it’s news.
Recently attending a pre-screening of the movie Pacific Rim, Wednesday, West took to Twitter to give his opinion on the film. According to him Pacific Rim is one of his favorite movies ever.
“I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of all time,” ‘Ye said through the social media site.
In his second tweet, just seconds later, West praised the film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, and disassociated the movie from other “Robot” movies.
“This is not another “Robot” movie,” he tweeted. “Guillermo del Toro is a master.”
The $180 million picture has received mixed pre-release press, and it’s difficult to say whether Kanye West’s input will hurt or help the film’s success. Combined, West’s two tweets currently have over 12,500 retweets and 7,500 favorites.
Numerous people involved with the film responded to West’s words. Ron Perlman, appearing in the movie as a dealer in black-market Kaiju organs, responded to Kanye via Twitter.
“Need Kaiju parts, u get the fam discount!” Perlman tweeted to West, referring to the film’s “Kaiju” monsters.
In an interview with The Showbiz 411, actor Robert Kazinsky replied, “No big deal, it’s just Kanye,” he said. “Questionable decisions in most of his life, but in this case, I think I’ll go with he’s got excellent taste when it comes to films.”
Pacific Rim opens July 12.