Written October 24, 2014
The Good: Pacific Rim is an action packed ride with an interesting concept. The robot fighting is far more cohesive and easier to follow than Transformers. The touch of Japanese culture and mech material is felt through out the movie. The art direction is beautiful and is worth an IMAX 3D ticket.
The Meh: This movie breaks no new ground. The plot is extremely predictable and echoes almost every other invasion movie that came before it.
The Bad: The acting and character development are both not worthy of having Guillermo Del Toro's name attached. Pacific Rim could have used less heavy handed "acting" and more monster/robot battles. There are also a lot of plot inconsistencies
The Verdict: A visually stimulating, intense action flick that is worth a watch, but its concept and execution would have been better off as an anime or manga.
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Written July 15, 2013
After all the dust has cleared at the end of this summer and all the sequals that were or were not a bust have had their time. The film that either people will be ranting and raving about until it's DVD release or quite frankly kicking themselves in the *** for missing is Pacific Rim. A theme park ride through another world is how u describe this films overall presentation. It makes you laugh and think, keeps your attention through out and never has a dull moment. The story is strong enough that every genre and fan should at least enjoy this film. So if u pick this film for date night, family movie night, or the rare sci-fi geek solo mission, u will not be dissapointed and neither will those who accompany u. This is what makes movies great. This is something different and orginal. I was just so blown away at how the special effects matched, if not surpassed all the other action movies out this summer. Go see this movie preferably in 3D & go with an open mind and you will not regret it.
Written July 21, 2013
The movie was better than I expected. If you like monsters and robots like me, this is a good movie to watch. Everything from the story, acting, and CGI special effects all were just right, pretty surreal and fascinating. I enjoyed it and would see it again.
Written July 12, 2013
The movie was very corny and boring at the beginning I have to admit. Way over acted and too much interaction with the human drivers, rather than the Jaeger and kaeje fighting. But leading into the end of the movie the fighting and effects were so kick ***it made the whole movie! See it if your looking for a action packed finish! As a teenager MUST SEE!
Written July 22, 2013
Let me start off with if you took your child to the Avengers they will be fine with this but, it is a little loud so I recommend earplugs.
This is a good movie. It does a good job setting up the world. Does a good job in not having large loop holes like a movie of this type can. I think it was a smart move to do the cockpit with practical effects instead of CG.
The director does a good job to not have gore for just gore sakes. This could have been a very gory movie but its not. I honestly think it got a terrible spot in this year movie release. Go see it.