I finally went out and saw Pacific Rim. I don’t know why I didn’t go out and see it. I mean… I love Guillermo Del Toro films. I love robots and I love monsters, the size of these two makes the movie seem more appealing to me. Hell, I even listened to a song by Tribe One called Kaiju on repeat for a week before I went and saw the film. The only thing that would have made the film seem more appealing would be if Betty White riding on a unicorn shooting a flamethrower at a Xenomorph was in the trailers. All that being said, I finally saw the damn movie and….
I couldn’t tell you exactly why it was so good. It could be the perfect balance between entertainment, action, homage to a genre and humor that was struck. Maybe it was just the fact that giant robots versus giants monsters from another dimension fighting and destroying cities is just awesome to watch. (3D is worth if for the first time in about a bajillion movies released in 3D)
The film is about a bunch of monsters (they are HUGE) and they’re coming through and interdimensional rift somewhere out on the Pacific Rim (imagine that!) Well, they are being total dicks. They’re breaking all kinds of stuff in all the major coastal cities and all kinds of people are killing. Well, don’t worry humanity has built robots to combat these huge monstrosities.
I don’t want to give too much away, but this really is a great movie. Go see it! Or, since I’m so late to jump on the bandwagon, buy it as soon as you can. Charlie Day really steals the show in my opinion. His character is a kind a bumbling “kaiju groupie” scientist who wants to end the kaiju infestation as much as he wants to shrink one down and give it a big hug for being so bad-ass.
The film doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet maintains the exterior of a hardened summer action flick. All the characters are interesting, the environments are beautiful and the story pulls you in from the first second of the film and you never really fall out of it until you’re driving one. (Or maybe you don’t and you drift off the road…. aaaah puns!)
The only thing that I felt was lacking in the film was the monsters themselves. They get plenty of screen time, but I wish they got a little bit more where we can really admire their character design. Maybe it’s just me. I haven’t heard too many complaints about them besides the fact that they all look pretty similar in the beginning.
Now for the rating I give it…
on a scale of 1-4 I give this film….
FOUR BUSCEMIS! The film was pretty, it was fun, it had explosions and monsters and robots and cool post-apocalyptic technology. Pacific Rim is the perfect summer blockbuster. Go check it out!