Written September 20, 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 September 16, 2014
Wow, what a fun movie. Was impressed that I never was reminded of TRANSFORMERS even once and POWER RANGERS only once. There is a decent amount of character development and the CGI is 1st rate. I would guess 8 and up could see this movie no problem. Its pretty loud, but in the theatre I was in, it was never shrill (no ringing ears afterward). Best movie so far this summer.
Written September 15, 2014
It's got action, it's got excitement, and it's got robots fighting monsters. Pacific Rim is a technological beauty that brings nightmares to life and creativity to the evolutionary concept. Fans will love seeing Transformer-like combat unfold, balanced with just enough comedy to relieve the tension, but not take away from the robots you came to see. Plot wise it's not bad, but it's a major collection of other plots mashed together in a mediocre way to drive the action. However, my biggest complaint is the lack of using the other robots in the movie, putting them on the back burner until their four minutes of fame arrive. Again I like Optimus, I mean Gypsy, but what's the point of building up other robots if you're not going to use them. It's a movie made for the theater, so get up, get out, and enjoy the adrenaline packed action this movie has to offer. For a more thorough review follow the link [BLOCKED WEBSITE]
Written July 24, 2014
Visually, this film blows every movie ever made out of the water! Storyline and character development were ok and the acting was a bit cheesy but lets face it, the robots and monsters were the main stars of the film! The action sequences and the films ability to blend the live action with the computer graphics are incredible. This movie is absolutely a "must go" for people who want to be purely entertained.
Written July 14, 2013
I went into this movie with high hopes, and even higher expectations. An hour after the movie was over, I was still talking about it. I couldn't stop. The next morning, I mentioned it to a friend at BK when I went to pick up breakfast.
Bar none, this has got to be the most FANTASTIC movie of its kind that I've ever seen (and, trust me, boys and girls, when it comes to giant monsters and giant robots, I've seen 'em ALL!).
I grew up in the 70s and 80s. I saw all the Godzilla, Gamera, etc., movies. I watched Transformers, Voltron, UFO DiaApolon, Johnny Sokko, Ultraman, etc. If it had a giant monster in it, or a giant robot (or better, both!), I was THERE!
This is every fan of either genre's wet dream come to the big screen. I already have plans to watch it, memorize it, and go see it again in the theater (maybe this time, in IMAX 3D ... ).
My favorite part is (seen in previews first) of the Jaeger using a boat like a baseball bat. SPECTACULAR!