Written March 06, 2015
This movie was the movie we wish they could have made when we were kids; better graphics and better acting, Definitely anime influences but certainly unique in its own right. This is one of those movies that you want to see in IMAX 3D. It really represents the cross over genera that is happening due to the Internet being a medium of combining story telling styles from across the globe. I can't wait to see more movies like this mix.
Written August 29, 2014
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 November 23, 2014
I've seen this movie twice -- once on a standard screen, and again on an IMAX screen in 3D. On standard screen, it was fun enough for me to try it again, and the visuals seemed like they would lend themselves well to 3D. After seeing it in 3D, I don't recommend any other form for viewing this movie: I think it's the best 3D movie I've seen to date (visually better than Avatar).
However, if you're looking for award-winning plot or characters, look elsewhere. This movie has great special effects, which are enhanced by 3D, but the plot is largely predictable, many of the lines corny, the foul language (there wasn't much) unnecessary, the characters stock, and the ending lame.
I also found it disappointing that the movie dropped the ball with the heroine: I found no logical reason why Mako, as a woman, would make such a great Jager pilot. Without expanding her character, she was relegated to being a poster child for women's lib.
The bottom line: fun movie!... not deep.
Written January 28, 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 July 18, 2013
Pacific Rim was a great movie. It was great because it had lots of action and it was really exciting. The CGI was good it was a little to much but it was not bad at all some people don't like CGI a lot but it was ok. I would recommend this movie to any one because it was really good. They should make a second one if they can Go see it!