Written July 17, 2013
HUGE monsters - HUGE robots - Del Toro... How could it be bad? This movie was AWESOME! saw it twice in 4 days and hoping to go back for a 3rd viewing. Action packed from beginning to end. A MUST SEE!
Written July 30, 2015
Giant robots vs. giant monsters. Really that says it all. Yes, parts of the plot are very predictable. Yes, you can see things coming from miles away. Who cares? This movie is so much fun: the effects are cool and believable, the monsters are terrifying, loud, and violent, the heroes act cocky and testosterone-laden (yes, even the women).. and the comic relief bits are funny, scary, gross, and applause-worthy. Watching Pacific Rim in 3-d IMAX is like having an anime feature come to life all around you. Go see it.
Written September 01, 2015
From all the trailers for Pacific Rim released throughout the last year or so, I knew pretty much what this movie was going to be: an awesome slugfest between ungodly monsters and almighty robots, culminating in a battle that saw the triumph of the human spirit. Fortunately, the moviemakers understood that making this action movie was an ambitious project on its own without attempting to introduce fluff like deep, meaningful themes. There are no surprises in this movie, but after seeing countless action movies ruined in their pursuit of dark, gritty, or deep themes, I'm so glad del Toro did no such thing. It's good clean fun as I remember it, and things like romance (which usually end up looking just cheesy and awkward on the big screen) were very toned down. Even in its simplest, cleanest form, there were people around me wiping their eyes during the film, so there is heart still. If you were even slightly interested in the trailers, go watch it! You will not be disappointed.
Written January 29, 2015
Great action...taking the theme from dozens of monster movies out of the past and modernizing them with a new angle. Lots of action...definitely not a "chick" flick.
Written November 01, 2014
If you grew up watching Voltron or Godzilla as a kid, you owe it to yourself to watch this movie. The pace in the film is steady enough that you get characterization, action and suspense without losing the flow of the film. Action scenes are well choreographed so that you know exactly what is happening every moment of the film. Seriously great effort by director Guillermo Del Toro. He hit this one out of the park!