Written September 15, 2014
If you spend any money on an IMAX 3D film this summer (or year), spend it on Pacific Rim. This film was by far one of the best I’ve seen this summer. Knowing only that the movie was essentially about aliens versus robots, I was skeptical. But I walked out so impressed!
I can not say one bad thing about this film. It has everything you can possibly want in a movie, aliens, robots, big battle scenes, great special effects and hot guys! It also has a bit of humor thanks to Day.
The IMAX 3D is entirely worth it. As many know, I am not a fan of wasting money on the 3D versions, but this was just a fun ride. I felt as if I was inside one of the robots. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, as I couldn’t figure out how it would end. Something very rare in films these days.
So far, this is leading my list of the best film of the summer.
Written October 21, 2014
Well thought out movie with some of the most visually stunning effects I've seen in years. In short, if you liked Transformers 1, you'll love this way more. Great characters, designs and killer fight scenes. Check it out in IMAX 3D if you can.
Written September 30, 2014
It's big, it's loud, it has some interesting touches. You can almost smell the producer's anticipation of a merchandising bonanza. But the bottom line is that Pacific Rim is a movie about giant robots fighting giant alien monsters. If that idea strikes you as entertaining, you'll probably like this flick. Otherwise, maybe you'd rather see a movie about a hirsute guy with an adamantium skeleton.
Written December 25, 2014
I felt like a kid again throughout the whole movie. And yet it has it's rich, deep story, and adrenaline fueled action sequences to hydrate your matured palette. WIth that said, this movie is for all ages. Kids will enjoy the big screen action of giant mechs fighting giant monsters. And adults will be able to enjoy it just as much. Incredibly well done by an artisan director. del Toro strikes again!!
Written July 15, 2013
How this movie hit above 70 on Rotten Tomatoes is beyond me. Man of Steel was a much better film. I went for the fight scenes and I left satisfied on that alone. However the rest of the movie was such a train wreck that it was painful. Some observations:
1. Can people actually act anymore or was George Lucas directing this? Side note: how did the primary male lead win that job?
2. I don't think they could have fit in anymore clichés into this film. The only thing it missed out on was the love triangle - something that I would put money on is in the sequel.
3. Did they have to explain everything three times?
4. The dude that operated the screens at the HQ could not have been more annoying. Had he not explained every plot point for me as it was happening, I might have thought better of him. They should have had Jean-Ralphio take that spot to make it at least bearable.
5. I am now so glad GDT did not direct the Hobbit after seeing this awesome train wreck.