Conclusion: Pacific Rim is the effects and action feast advertised, but with slightly more story and human characters you'd expect. Guillermo del Toro's futuristic spectacle is always watchable and sometimes kind of fun, but never any better than its dumb giant robots vs. giant aliens premise allows it to be.
Excerpt: "Today we are canceling the apocalypse!" That's just one of the many--but probably the best-- overheated lines of dialogue in Pacific Rim , a movie that promises bigness and grandness with its every fiber and then strains so very hard to deliver.
Excerpt: Guillermo del Toro's new film is very much the product of a vivid imagination, though one that wouldn't have been possible without an enormous financial investment. Watching this intriguing but overstuffed vision, of man-powered robots doing battle with alien creatures that slip into our world via a...
Excerpt: "Pacific Rim" is the perfect suit for an audience with a penchant for large robots. On display is the most spectacular of heavy-machinery, brought to life with cutting edge special effects in gleaming detail.
Excerpt: Kortrecension För att bekämpa enorma monster som kommer upp genom en interdimensionell spricka i Stilla Havets botten krävs förstås att människorna bygger enorma Transformers-liknande robotar som bokstavligen fajtas med dem.
Excerpt: "Hellboy"-regissören Guillermo del Toros nya film kommer att sälja många leksaker, men "Pacific Rim" lyckas med gott humör övertyga om att det inte var det primära skälet till att den gjordes.