Written July 29, 2013
Think animated Rockem Sockem robots mixed with a mind meld fighting new forms of Godzilla - that's Pacific Rim. A lot of heart and soul mixed with some good old-fashioned fighting. A FANTASTIC movie!
Written July 12, 2013
I was excited to see Pacific Rim when I saw the trailers and read more about the world the Del Toro had created for the film. The director and production team had apparently drawn influence from Kaiju (Godzilla, Half Human) and Mecha (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam Wing) genres. Upon actually seeing it, Pacific Rim stays extremely close to the Kaiju genre, down to the terrible, terrible acting and writing that is frequent in the old films. What the film does wonderfully is the spectacle. I have never seen such percussive and brutal robot vs monster fighting. Its choreographed perfectly and beyond satisfy. Monster and Robots alike are gutted, burned, blown up, beaten to death, and torn apart. The fighting alone is reason to see this film, along with its gorgeous visuals. What ever you do, do not wait to rent this film. It will never be as good as it is on the big screen.
Written July 14, 2013
If you want to see this movie, I doubt you'll be disappointed. If you don't want to see it, I think there's a good chance that it'll surprise you.
It's not revolutionary in any sense, but if you want to go see this movie to make fun of it, it won't let you. It's the kind of movie that takes itself seriously in exactly the right way to make you want to treat it seriously. It's fun, it's exciting and to everyone who says the action is hard to follow, I honestly have no idea what they're talking about. I've seen comparisons to the live action Transformers movies and that is so wrong that I don't even know how to address it. The monsters are all different enough that even in the night scenes, you can tell them apart, the robots all have distinct silhouettes and the fact that the robots are the size of buildings mean they all move just slow enough that you can feel the weight of them and just fast enough so that you can feel the power.
Written July 27, 2013
The reason I'm putting comments about Europa Report here is that there isn't one for it yet, release date August 2nd. Already seen it. DON'T WASTE your money.
Very badly written. It jumps back and forth from lift off to the end. Does not have a good flow overall. The only thing good was some of the cinematography. Trust me wait until it comes out in the $1 dollar movie or HBO.
Written August 15, 2013
this movie brought me back to 1975 watching Godzilla v.s. Mecha-Godzilla and Gamera( remember him?!) the flying turtle. This movie had me on the edge of my seat and my heart sank when I thought all was lost at the end. I have seen it 4 times just to relive the moments and I'm regretting not seeing it in IMAX: which is truly the only way to appreciate the jaegers and kaijus. I read a lot of complaints about the acting and the plot.... but for people like me who go to see sci-fi movies for the special effects.... this movie did not disappoint.!! I hope there is a sequel, I am definitely in- even if it's just to see the special effects.