Sound Off: Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 12, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Today, we are canceling the apocalypse!" Bring on the Kaiju! And the Jaeger! In theaters everywhere is Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, the original sci-fi story about giant monsters and giant robots. Starring Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket, the story follows Jaeger pilots defending humanity against these creatures. He's joined by Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky and Clifton Collins Jr. So how is it? Awesome or DOA? Are the fights even good? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Pacific Rim.
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To fuel the fire, I've seen Pacific Rim twice (in 3D) and it's an enjoyable movie, but I can't say I love it. The action and fight scenes, which are plentiful, are totally awesome and probably the best part about it. The work put into the choreography and fights is incredible. But the rest of the movie doesn't provide much of a story to care about or dialogue that's actually interesting. Then again, I can't help but recognize this is a movie made for kids, and if I was still 12 years old I would've lost my mind. It reminded me of the movie Robot Jox that my brother and I would rent from the back of the VHS store every few months when we were kids and watch for fun. It may be dumb, but it's entertaining as hell. The bigger the screen, the better.
What did you think of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim? Best summer movie or big disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!