Summary: Guillermo Del Toro is a gear that places itself wherever it wants, in the cogs of the Hollywood system. With an eye that creates captivating and wondrous environments, along with beautiful action that floats between stories that are pleasing to be a part of, it's interesting to look back on what the director has done.
"The World Saving The World" with A Bit of Cheese on Top
17 October 2013
Summary: I'm not going to lie. My take on Pac Rim was guaranteed of being biased from the moment the movie was announced. The concept, the cast, the director, a Tom Morello-infused score and heck even the prequel comic book had me in nerd-chills a long time before the preview screening last night. I believe generally, if you are open to Sci-Fi action or are a fan of any of the TV stars in the cast - this film really works.
Summary: Absolutely loved this film. It was epic, action-packed, clever, and a surreal work done with the VFX teams for this- brilliant. I was filled with awe and amazement with the CGI & story, and leaving that cinema all I could think of was how awesome it would be if there were giant monsters and robots (forget the consequences and destruction!).
Summary: I went into this film with the same expectations as Battle: Los Angles, which were "it's a Friday night, it's an Amercian film so it should be filled with lost of ridiculous stunts and unbelievable BS" and that is exactly what it delivered. The same came of this film. You do need to go into the film with an open mind and can't be too critical of the story line. The graphics in this film blew my mind!! I thank you The Hobbit.
Summary: You have to take your hat off to Guillermo del Toro. He has created a movie that in this day and era is captivating from start to end in a massive way. Sure you have your stock standard patriotic speech tempered somewhat by the multicultural flavour along with the various worldwide locations.
Conclusion: This is my new disc choice for demo -ing my system. Brilliant special effects - razor sharp picture. The familiar Gung Ho attitude when kicking alien butt is prevalent in the storyline but where would sci- fi be without it? .Whoever did the transfer for the Tom Cruise version of "War of the Worlds " should watch this and weep!
Conclusion: I have only seen this in the cinema, but wow, what a movie. From start to finish you are gripped by the clever story and brilliant plots. Not to mention the effects! This was truly amazing. Buy it.
Conclusion: I have now seen this twice and it is one of the most amazing action/sci-fi movies I've seen in a long time. The special effects are mind-blowing and so realistic. I loved the actors chosen for this movie and they did a great job of bringing this to life! What I really loved about this movie in all, was the fact that the threat didn't come from outer space, but from within our own planet and how the world needed to get together as one to fight back.
Conclusion: I saw this in 3d at the cinema and as other reviewers have said you are straight in to the action with a nice narrative of the brief history of the Kaiju and from where they came. One of the things that is done really well is the scale of both the Jaegers and the Kaiju and the level of devastation that both inflict on the surrounding cities, the main characters all interact at a reasonable level and Idris Elba as the man in charge is his usual tour de force.