Giant robot movies.
How giant is giant?
Suggestions more than welcome!
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…
A great big budget B movie. Really fun and over the top. See it
I'm sure it's a great movie for many, but I fell asleep on one of the first scenes of the movie. Me is so very sorry :-(
Θα σου πω ένα μυστικό. Η επιτυχημένη ενσωμάτωση κινηματογραφικών κλισέ και οι ενθυμητικές pop culture αναφορές μπορούν να κάνουν μια ταινία συμπαθητική (-εως και αγαπημένη). Επιπλέον bonus points μπορούν να προέλθουν από το εικαστικό της κομμάτι. Όλα είναι θέμα γούστου και οι απόψεις είναι σαν τις μύτες. Ξέρεις, όμως, εχμ, το letterboxd έχει ξεχωρίσει τις καρδούλες απ' τ' αστεράκια για κάποιο λόγο. Ένα αφελές κλισέ, θα είναι πάντα ένα αφελές κλισέ. Επίσης, εχμ, ξέρεις, βρίσκεται εδώ μέσα και μάλιστα σε πληθώρα. Κυρίως όμως ξέρεις ότι θέλεις να βρίσκεται εδώ. Το είχες ανάγκη για να καλοπιάσεις τον μπέμπη μέσα σου.
Αρκεί αυτό για να κάνει ένα φιλμ καλό με μια κάπως πιο αντικειμενική έννοια; Έχει σημασία;
Just trying to cancel a letterboxd apocalypse.
Der Anführer einer Mopedgang kämpft gegen Riesenmonster aus dem Meer.
Dieser Streifen macht einen ganz entscheidenden Fehler: Er versucht zu sehr, die Charaktere irgendwie interessant zu machen und dadurch emotional an den Zuschauer zu binden. Leider scheitert er dabei auf ganzer Linie. Weil einfach jede Geschichte hier einfach nur vom Reißbrett stammt und damit zu einem schlichten Mittel zum Zweck verkommt. So wartet man dann in der ersten Stunde vergebens darauf, dass endlich die Monsteraction startet, wegen der man eigentlich hier ist. Ehrlich: Die Charaktere in so einem Film sind doch ohnehin scheißegal. Klar, wenn man es gut macht und es hinkriegt, die Charaktere gut in Szene zu setzen, kann es auch so einem Film nur gut tun. Wenn man…
chato chato cHATO MUITO CHATO muito chato mesmo espero que não tenha o segundo muito superficial só lutinha de robô alien gigante não tem a menor graça sinceramente vê outra coisa
I watched this movie in two days. In those two days, I learned how and how not to watch Pacific Rim.
Day 1 (How not to watch Pacific Rim):
This is stupid. The monsters look unrealistic. Too many quips. This dialogue is dumb. This is stupid.
Day 2 (How to watch Pacific Rim):
OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THOSE KAIJUS!!! ONE JUST THREW A JAEGER THROUGH A F**KING BUILDING!!! RON PERLMAN IS SO COOL!!! IDRIS ELBA IS SO COOL!!! THAT ROBOT JUST HIT THAT MONSTER IN THE FACE WITH A F**KING BATTLESHIP!!! HAHAHAHA, etc.
This is a near-perfect popcorn movie, not an arthouse film. I want to punch Day 1-me in the face.
Depois de 3 anos revi Círculo de Foto e gostei mais do que na primeira vez pois tinha expectativas geradas pelos trailers de elementos que não estão tão presentes no filme.
Algo que me incomodou antes mas agora aceitei melhor foram os diálogos expositivos onde todo mundo simplesmente fala seus sentimentos abertamente e coisas do tipo.
Mas o que interessa mesmo é o universo criado que enriquece a história mesmo sendo ela bem simples. O filme usa planos abertos com bastante profundidade de campo para mostrar o mundo ao seu redor, tendo sempre algo acontecendo fora do centro de atenção dos personagens principais. Há pequenos detalhes aqui e ali como as mechas azuis no cabelo da Mako, o terço pendurado…
Cloverfield meets Power Rangers and Top Gun
Giant robot movies.
How giant is giant?
Suggestions more than welcome!
An incomplete list of films ZMF has decreed "NOT OPTIONAL." If I missed anything, lemme know.
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…