Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pacific Rim review

Sea monsters from a different dimension, giant robots, Idris Elba and Charlie Day? What's not to like about this movie?
Pacific Rim is fucking awesome. Excuse my language but I had to get it out of the way right there. This movie is epic. I hate the word epic but in this case it is needed. First, the synopsis. Pacific Rim is set in the future, where a inter-dimensional rift has opened in the bottom of the sea releasing creatures called kaiju rampaging onto our shores. So, we build giant robots called jaegers to fight the kaiju. Humans start to win, but then the kaiju evolve and we start to lose. So a team of underdogs band together with some old jaegers to defeat the kaiju. Pacific Rim has everything you'd want in a summer blockbuster. Amazing CGI and special effects, cool action sequences, and originality. Every second of this movie had my jaw dropped in awe. I wasn't bored for a second. Sure, it's not particularly deep, but it makes up for it's flaws in sheer awesomeness. The acting in this film is just okay. Charlie Hunnam is just alright as the hero, but he's not bad. Idris Elba is pretty cool though and he gives an inspirational speech toward the end that rivals Bill Pullman's in Independence Day. I think "Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!" is a new classic quote. Rinko Kikuchi plays Charlie Hunnam's character's partner and love interest but she really is just there to serve her purpose, nothing more. Charlie Day plays a kaiju obsessed scientist who is instrumental to the plot, but he is really there for comic relief. He is pretty funny. The special effects in Pacific Rim are the real stars here. Every monster and robot look so crisp and real it's scary! Visual effects technology truly has come a long way since movies like Godzilla. If you are thinking this film won't be enriching and deep as you come to expect, either don't go or just abandon those notions and just enjoy yourself. I had a lot of fun at this movie and think it's Guillermo del Toro's best since Hellboy II (granted I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth or The Devil's Backbone). Del Toro is a master at creating crazy fun monster movies and this is his crazy fun masterpiece. I may even go see it again in 3D! Do yourself a favor, see Pacific Rim. It is a truly enjoyable popcorn flick. I give Pacific Rim 4.1 out of 5 stars. Happy Viewing! You can follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook at!    

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