Summary: This movie has better action then transformers I just have to say that. When giant monstrous creatures from the sea dubbed Kaiju attack, it pushes the human race to the edge of annihilation. Countering the force with massive robots known as Jaegers, two human pilots linked by a neural bridge take on the Kaiju.
Summary: A lot better then I expected it to be, "Pacific Rim" is basically a fun big budget monster movie with state of the art special effects. Gets a bit too goofy at times, but it is always consistently better than the far inferior, but similar, "Transformers" movies.
Excerpt: Starts of strong then somewhat fizzles in the overextended fight sequences and albeit cheesy ending. A film which mostly combines elements of Tron, Transformers, Cloverfield, Godzilla and a souped up Real Steel. The movies focuses on the skilled pilot Raleigh Becket, talented rookie Mako Mori, and the kindhearted leader in Stacker Pentecost: It had sufficient character build-up/development, relentless action mixed with drama about the apocalypse/father and son/dealing...
Excerpt: From watching the trailers, I expected massive action and spectacle. And you know what? I got exactly that on the highest level. 'Pacific Rim' has given me the most fun 'big summer movie' experiences I've had all year. Here the action and CG effects are executed masterfully. Each fight is a rollicking, cheer-worthy effort. I was on edge in anticipation and my excitement was sustained through the whole film.
Excerpt: I had high hopes for Pacific Rim - ever since I first heard about the premise I was amped. Guillermo del Toro knows action (the Hellboy movies were well done) and also knows character and story (Pan's Labyrinth and Devil's Backbone). I was hoping he would bring those two points together and create a big-budget extravaganza that actually delivered on the dramatic department as well.
Excerpt: Spoilers This was such a 'sigh' movie. I call it that, because it was exactly what I did when it ended. It just wasn't anything original. I am tired of Hollywood producing junk after junk with the same premise and a different location. I will go in-depth about the flaws in this movie. Every character in this movie is bland and stereotypical. NO ONE is new. It has everything.
Summary: It looks nice. That's about it. There's little character and no plot so none of the action sequences make one feel as if something is at stake, so the sequences themselves become dull, negating their purpose: excitement. Thanks to this, I fell asleep twice. I know that I didn't miss anything, however, because crap didn't happen. I guess my naps helped inadvertently redeem the film of its excessive running time; being unconscious was more exciting.
Excerpt: In the dead center of an arguably successful summer for big-budget action films, Guillermo del Toro breaks through the gates presenting us with his highly anticipated monster flick, Pacific Rim. Audiences are loving this film and critically it is doing pretty well (rotten tomatoes has it at 72%), so I went into Pacific Rim slightly skeptical about certain notes but mostly excited, being that I think the world of del Toro as a director.
Summary: If you enjoy human piloted robot anime you will enjoy this movie. If campy acting and generic character building is not a deal breaker for you you're also in luck with this film. The special effects are at current level dynamics and a worthy 3D experience. I'm an anime/cartoon/sci-fi etc. watching adult, however, Pacific Rim 3D, eventually made me aware that I was sitting and staring with my head in one position for over two hours. Bring the kids and a fat wallet.
Excerpt: In the middle of a summer of disappointment Pacific Rim is the movie that could revive things. And I don’t mean that things need to be revived financially; this summer has been very lucrative, record setting even. It’s just that most of the other “summer flicks” I’ve seen have been either underwhelming (Iron Man 3, Now You See Me,) or just lame (Star Trek into Darkness, Man of Steel.