Written November 28, 2014
In my lifetime, my mind has been blown very few times: Star wars, Jurassic Park, and Pacific Rim! The animation and special effects were incredible. I don't think I've ever seen a better combination of live action and green-screen effects in one scene! One thing I liked was that the commercials showed only the fighting, whereas this movie contained much more drama, and the Central theme was completely different than what I thought. Also, when I saw the movie, I realized that I didn't recognize any of the cast. The previews and commercials didn't even show any of them. It only shows them in pilot suits, and Idris Elba saying, "Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!" The one thing that annoyed me so bad was that the entire time, they were in the water! When they finally fought on land I was thankful, then things were taken to the sky, but then back to the ground and back to the drawing board, then completely under water! It really leaves you thinking, but the 3D distracted that feeling.
Written July 15, 2013
My wife and I saw the movie in IMAX 3D. Overall, the movie was OK. But, not on the level as the hype surrounding it. The IMAX 3D experience was lacking as the music was far too loud and the scenes blurred from time to time.
Written October 02, 2014
I had wanted to see this for some time. Finally talked the wife into going. She was not pleased - or claimed not to be. She called it a 'guy' movie but I honestly think she enjoyed it too. We saw it in IMAX 3D, I think it would have been just as solid in a normal theater. Haven't been that satisfied leaving a movie since Avatar....might have enjoyed this one a bit more.
Written October 21, 2014
WOW - Coolest movie ever -- big robots fighting big monsters -- blew me away -- it MUST be seen on the biggest screen possible and the best possible sound system -- this movie was made for Imax 3D
Written December 22, 2014
This is clearly the best big action movie of the year! Del Toro is a brilliant visualist with an eclectic and original mind. Well worth seeing in IMAX and 3D.
If you enjoy action, quality work, and a powerful soundtrack do not miss this one.
Del Toro regular Ron Perlman is a hoot and helps anchor the film with a fun and gritty performance.
This director is always interesting to watch. Looking forward to his next (hopefully deeper) gift to movie goers.
A bit scary and overpowering for kids or dogs.