Written July 22, 2013
Monsters are taking over the earth, humans assemble and go to the rescue. Yes the plot is that thin, but the story, special effects and acting is very good. Its a must go
Written July 20, 2013
Absolutely fantastic special effects. Will certainly go and see again. Be sure and wait until credits are finished or you may miss a hilarious re-entry of a character!
Written July 18, 2013
I won't get into all the details of the movie as there are other reviews that I think perfectly describe the movie itself.
What struck me in this movie is that despite probably half the movie (or more really) being computer generated I really believe what we were seeing was real. The attention to detail is astounding. Frankly, I can't wait for the blu-ray so I can analyze each scene in detail. This is a movie that requires multiple viewing just to appreciate all that went into it.
Everything has weight to it and when you are working with robots this big and this heavy it needs that. This isn't transformers where things the size of small building whip around like they were made of tissue paper.
Unfortunately, they don't give you a lot of space here but the human element isn't lost either.
If I were 10 or 11 this would be my Star Wars movie.
Biggest complaint - many of the scenes are in rain or dark. Would have liked a few brighter scenes. Over too soon!
Written July 17, 2013
My 14 year old son and I really enjoyed the action and storyline. Quite well done and the 3D version we saw was ideal format for this action movie. Idris Elba was forced into a silly monolog prior to the epic battle scene. He delivered it masterfully and his character was well fleshed out. Charlie Day was my favorite as one of the geeky doctors, though he was compelled to deliver the stupidest politically correct global warming warning (it is what caused the aliens to come back up). Still, he made it plausible and that did not dampen the strong action line. A big thanks to Producers, et. al. for NOT having Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi kiss at the emotional conclusion. My son said this film was Godzilla for us (his generation). When we were describing the story to my wife, she indicated it wasn't a movie for her. Though, both of my daughters (18 & 25) will see it.
Written July 16, 2013
I finally had a reason to go see a movie in 3D again! The film was awesome; action packed and left me wanting more. The story line was good, easy to follow and believable. The graphics were superb, stunning and extremely fun to watch. Over all I would give Pacific Rim a 10 for entertainment, 10 for visual effects, and a 10 for story line. I hope they do not remake this film, it cannot be done successfully.