As far as summer blockbuster action movies go, what’s not to love about Pacific Rim? It’s got giant alien invaders – humanity on the run – and giant ass-kicking robot defenders. It may not be the best that this summer has to offer, but it certainly could be the most fun!
See the action packed trailer below:
I went by my lonesome on a Sunny Summer Sunday to go and see director Guillermo del Toro’s latest action romp “Pacific Rim“.
First off, let me state clearly for all of the people who saw “Man of Steel” this summer and complained about the amount of property and collateral damage in Metropolis and Smallville —do yourself a favor and DON’T go see “Pacific Rim”; every city that is attacked by these giant monsters and robots are completely leveled after the battles — so I wouldn’t want you all to get calloused fingers from fervently typing away your disproval all over the Internet.
If you think you can get passed it…then go and see this movie! Every grown up child should go and see “Pacific Rim”. It’s one part “Godzilla” meets “Shogun Warriors” for those born after 1965, it’s one portion “Voltron” meets “Robotech” for the ’75 and older crowd, and it’s a little bit of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” meets “Cloverfield” for all you kids born in the late 1980’s.
It has unbelievable plot holes that you could literally pilot a Jaeger thru, and some of the acting is fairly cardboard; even with a great acting roster including “Sons of Anarchy” front men Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, and “Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” funny man Charlie Day – but the action sequences and special effects are definitely something to marvel over. I enjoyed the movie, as it was a large scale fun action blockbuster. It didn’t knock my socks off though…so I’d give it a solid 3.5 out of 5! I will say though that if they ever make another remake of “Shaft” I would definitely nominate Ildris Elba for the role…the man is one badass mofo who cancels apocalypse’s like nobody’s business!
If you’re in the mood for a big summer special effects blockbuster that’s not an animated feature, a sequel, or based on a superhero — then “Pacific Rim” might just be what you’re looking for!