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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
It pains me to write this. After a series of blockbuster disappointments the fate of the summer of cinema rested on the hefty shoulders of the ever reliable Guillermo del Toro and for once he let me down. Forget about giant monsters battling skyscraper high robots, the real conflict occurred between my inner 11-year old and disillusioned adult self. Throughout the film I wrestled internally as I desperately willed myself to love it yet, in the end, even my inner child had to concede that Pacific Rim was not the saviour we had hoped.
It is hard to explain quite why it left me so unsatisfied when it delivered on its promise of beast versus machine action. It is the…
We're canceling the apocalypse!
Its official. Guillermo Del Toro has briefly restored my faith in the blockbuster.
Bold claim? Well, you will just have to see the film for yourself. I'll have to admit that when the trailers landed for Pacific Rim I was one of the guys who let out a little chuckle and rolled my eyes. But after reading some info, watching some interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, I feel like I had this breakthrough. An "aha!" moment if you will. This wasn't just another blockbuster; maybe it was, but this one seemed different.
It had a heart.
Sadly, a lot of summer blockbusters are shameless cash grabs that appeal to the lowest common denominator and…
There comes a time after forty minutes of repeated "that shot is awesome... that scene is awesome... that character is awesome.. that sequence was awesome... that monster looks awesome, that robot.....HOLY SHITSHITSHIT PRSHHHHHHHH CRASSHHHHH IS AWESOME!!!" where all that can be said is "this is awesome!!" for the next hour and twenty minutes. This is the case exactly with Pacific Rim, a film where the awesomeness is enough to cause tears of joy.
The creatures are stunning, the robots are miraculous, and Guillermo del Toro doesn't simply allow characters to be present, he finds them everywhere. The sets, the brilliant CGI effects, the design, and the fights are all characters, but the underlaying humanity that's injected into the Japanese monster-flick…
"Today we are canceling the Apocalypse!"
If you were to open up a dictionary and look up "Summer Blockbuster", you would find Pacific Rim as the definition. The directors and producers of Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel should be forced to watch this movie and takes notes on it. THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE!
Guillermo del Toro is a master. This was CGI done right. The visuals WOW; they were flat out epic. Eye candy at its finest. The way the Kaiju looked was just so cool. Not only was this a totally awesome action movie, there actually was character development and depth. The Jaeger Pilots weren't just random people fighting that you didn't care about. They all…
Holy fucking shit dude. Mind = blown.
Pacific Rim has the perfect balance. Adrenaline evoking action sequences, amazing visuals, diverse range of characters (with development) and it perfectly encapsulates peril and the urgency in it's plot and tone. In my opinion it's also a very self aware blockbuster, which thus makes it intelligent. The narrative may be messy at times, the actors are essentially B-List and some of the dialogue is cheesy (but quotable i.e. "WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE!"), but I think Del Toro knew exactly what he was doing. This isn't a cash-in or a money-grabbing film, it's a definitive blockbuster that no doubt wants to earn your well-earned money, and one that I felt deserved $180M to…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is Epic Awesomeness. This is Monumental Awesomeness. This is as perfect a Summer Blockbuster can ever get. This is just Sheer Unbound Awesomeness!
As I am typing this review I am still feeling the enthrallment and shivering from the pulsating excitement I experienced while watching this earth shattering action apocalypse film. Right from the first scene, I had my eyes glued to the screen, because of everything in it. The ground breaking visuals, the rapidly progressing storyline almost gave me no time to even fasten my seatbelt for such an exhilarating journey. There is not even a build-up. Within two minutes into the film we are shown a Kaiju rampaging through a city. The ten minute prologue was…
Pacific Rim (2013) - Movie Review
(Note: I made this review a while back. So some of my opinions, thoughts and ratings may have changes sense then)
Pacific rim is just ok i guess, sure its a lot of fun, but the human characters are bland and very forgettable.
Overall score/rating 6/10 (C+)
If you like this movie that awesome, and completly respect your opinion 100% but for me personally I think its just okay. Pacifc rim was a movie that I was very excited for, and I mean very excited for.
I was always a big fan of kaiju and monster's such as godzilla and gamrea and many others so I was ment to love this film right..... uhhh…
Pacific Rim is an awesome movie filled with action and a great mulitcultural cast!
It does has some problems though... The storyline of the two scientists was so boring and really unnecessary. Also the plot was pretty predictable.
But other than that Pacific Rim is a fun movie with absolutely stunning CGI and good acting!
I never understood why people where getting upset with this movie. Anyone expecting more the Giant CGI robots fighting giant CGI monsters was going to be underwhelmed.
That's all I excepted going into this movie, and that's what I got. The CGI was great and so was the action and that's all that mattered to me.
We can't trust the ocean and this wonderful movie proves it.
An awesome spectacle and thrill ride from start to finish about a world where giant human-controlled machines known as Jaegers must fight a seemingly endless stream of monsters that emerge from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. If you like giant robots fighting giant monsters, this movie is for you. A few cliched characters and story elements draw down what is otherwise a great film.
"Visually stunning, Pacific Rim takes a mediocre premise and fills it to the brim with wonderment, love and imagination. The fight scenes look incredible, and extremely tense, while the camera movements always feel justified and well-crafted. The actors take the story as it is and clearly have a lot of fun with it, and the writing gives enough detail to satisfy. Pacific Rim is a film for those who appreciate well-executed cinema and a brilliant sense of fun."
every white blonde boy looked exactly the same and me and my dad couldn't tell them apart for like the first 30 minutes
Utter garbage in every single way.
"When I was a kid, whenever I’d feel small or lonely I’d look up at the stars. Wondered if there was life up there. Turns out I was looking in the wrong direction. When alien life entered our world it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean…"
Robots vs. Giants Monsters, good stuff right there A+++
a conversation with dave and silentdawn
most of these are jokes except not really
I love Guillermo Del Toro. I am still sad we didn't get to see his Hobbit and don't even get…
Trying to come up with a definitive list of movies that open with a definition for either the title or…