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Pacific Rim Review- As a geek, it's my ever loving duty to love all things Kaiju/monster (Godzilla, King Kong, The Wolfman, The Mummy, Fright Night, The Evil Dead Trilogy, Big Wolf on Campus, Sabrina the teenage witch, Casper, The Water Horse, Gremlins, Hotel Transylvania, Attack The Block, Men In Black 1 & 2, District 9, Hocus Pocus, Predator 1, 2, and Predators, The Addams Family (reboot TV show and the movies) ,and Monster House) and Giant robots/mech (Transformers, Real Steel, Terminator 1 & 2, The Iron Giant, The Iron-Man trilogy, etc.) movies/animate or TV show. I especially have me "geekgasms" when the two merge into one movies or TV show (Megas XLR, Big O, Gigantor, Voltron, Symbionic Titan, Power Rangers, Kamen Rider.) And when one of my favorite directors, Guillermo Del Toro revealed the 1st and official trailer of a living, breathing, and deliciously awesome trailer earlier in the year of giant robots fighting Giant f*cking monsters known as Kaiju in this movies universe. I was having a ton of "geekgasms" and I instantly put this movie on my "must see summer" movie list because I was wanting to see this movie badly. While seeing some movies, Pacific Rim constantly released tons of featurettes, commercials, and cool looking NECCA toys of some Kaiju and Jaegers (the name the movie gives for the robots). Finally on July 14, my friends and I went to AMC in Aventura (and any Miami users do not go there unless you REALLY have cash in your pockets!!) saw the movie in 3-D. At least two of my friends thought the movie was a fail on many level as they had problems. And while I had nearly the same problems that they had, I still had my love towards this movie as it truly reached my expectation of being nearly iconic in a sense and this summer's best movie!!
Pacific Rim tells the story about When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Now the plot/storyline of the movie is truly of what the movie sold from the trailers and from the commercials as being monsters vs. robots film but with more realism for these creatures destroying civilizations, national landmarks, and pushing the world's nations have teamed together to stop these creatures while at the same time discover the creatures true plan and it is more thought out and believable to where you would understand what they really want and who is the true mastermind. You do have the sense that it is humanities struggle against these creatures giving off a sense survival and that sense of survival works to add the urgency for the characters to rise up and fight back against these monsters. The movie also references Kaiju and action movies from the creatures to moments in the film to where the moments was clichés (big narration, No nonsense leader, father/son duo, *sshole son, stuck-up crane walking know-it-all doctor, dead brother makes me want to retire, heroic speech, stalker like love interest, if I'm about to die I'll die like a hero.)
The acting in this movie is what I expect seeing that this is a Del Toro movie as his English in America is iffy. But I was proven wrong a little as there some actors in here that get depth or have fun with their characters to where you do believe that these characters might exist within our world. The Film supplies you with at least three lead characters and that is Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket, Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost, and Charlie Day as Dr. Newton Geiszler and these set of characters do carry the movie to help make this story believable. Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket is (of course) the hero of the movie and Hunnam plays his character serious but not to serious where it usually get silly and I think it works as his character plays the typical "washed-up" fighter as his brother dies while in battle with a Kaiju, and you do feel for him as he is sort of depressed at his brother's death as he believe that he wasn't strong enough to carry his brother in battle with the Kaiju and you do sort of root for him to get out of his post-depression and become a jaeger pilot again and save the world. Idris Elba plays the stereotypical no nonsense leader in the movie and he fits the role perfectly as his character is struggling with things happening in his life such as his adopted daughter Mako, the world coming to an end, and his own life and he has to balance these aspects while containing a cool, calm, no nonsense, and composure. Charlie Day's character Newt is probably the most unique character in this movie and as well the most fun character. His character isn't the stereotypical nerd you see in films like this (his sidekick is) as his character is the type nerd that is fascinated by these creatures and he wants to study them while at the same time knowing that these things are menacing and how much of a threat that these creatures are to where he is like Elba's character is balanced.
The Special effect on these creatures, robots, the 3D, and the action....sorry but TheGeekBoy wants to speak...OMG THE MONSTERS LOOK SO REAL, THE ROBOTS LOOK LIKE 50 FOOT OPTIMUS PRIME KILLING THESE MONSTERS, JAMES CAMERON WILL BE BOTH DRUNK AND HE WILL BOW DOWN TO THE SHEER MIGHT OF THIS MOVIE'S 3D AND THE ACTION WILL PUT THE POWER RANGERS AND THE TRANSFORMERS TO SHAME BECAUSE THE PLASMA CANNON IS THIS YEAR'S WEAPONS!!!!!! SUCK IT Mjölnir!!! Okay TheGeekBoy is gone and the critic is back. The design on these creatures pays homage to Kaiju movies (Godzilla, Godzilla monsters, King Kong, etc.) while being original to the designs as the Kaiju looks like everyday creatures that can live on this earth while containing the whole menacing look to them to and having key differences in characteristics to them. The Jaegers also look cool as they equally pay homage to robots (Gundam, Transformers, and Big O.) while being original to the design such the hero and main Jaeger "Gypsy Danger" looks like a heroic robotic version of a cowboy or a samurai, striker eureka the Australian robot who pays a homage to Gundam looks like the younger and the more c*ckier version of the danger. The Action also sends this movie to 100 because it was a thrill ride to behold as you see these creatures fight and at first you think Power Rangers or Voltron fights in your head, but no, it is very fun and as very brutal as you see the robots having the capability of fighting these things with some skill and seeing the sheer ferocity of these creatures fight the robots. The 3D in this movie was spectacular as in the beginning of the opening credits-to the title screen-to the fights as it really is the eye popping 3D as you see fish coming at the screen and fist flying out, and monster's tongues poking out the screen, and a monster roaring in your face to where adds more chills for you to both fascinated and scared at this 3D.
As I have a lot of love for this movie, the movie has a cold case of "CinemaSins". The Sins consist of the bad or over-the-top acting from Rinko Kikuchui and Robert Kazinsky and plotholes. Kikuchui plays Becket's possible love interest Mako Muri, now I'm not saying she is bad but she was the films weakest character as Mako is what the featurette I seen Kikuchui described as the character as "strong female character that is willing to put her personal feelings aside to do what's right." And this is wrong as all her character seems to do is look sad and when she sad she looks at Idris Elba's character and he gives her what she wants and I go on to believe that she is spoiled little brat who is talented, intelligent, a skilled fighter, beautiful sure but strong character isn't in here and Kikuchi isn't the best actor as it seems to most of the times she mumbles through her dialogue as she not good speaking English. Kazinsky plays the *sshole character that is out for Becket for no reason explained at all and he goes throughout this movie going being the spoiled little prick and his character is almost a villain towards Becket. The plot holes that the movie leaves open are, the movie constantly mention that Kazinsky's character has daddy issues and you go what his father did before the war was he not around that much, was he abusive? And What happen to the missing Japanese Jaeger? Why does Becket easily to the Jaegar army?
Overall, It was action-packed, had a believable story, some characters that was likable and some that was made to fight typical movie stereotype. The movie burrows alot from monsters films (king Kong, Godzilla, some Godzilla monsters, and etc.) Anime (Gundam and Big O), Cartoons (Gigantor, Megas XLR, Voltron and Transformers), and shows (Power Rangers) and movies (Transformers, hell boy, . Again I admit the movie has problems like the annoying clichés, the bad acting from Mako, and plot-holes. But being the child that was raised on Godzilla movies, mech cartoons and shows, I knew what I was getting myself into when I walked. I was inspecting great action sequences, mild plot, and a convincing villain plot. And I got what I knew was coming and I still enjoyed it. So yea I loved the movie and all it's glory
This review is amazing.
I can think of few reviews so poorly written, so garrulous, and so painfully unfunny that they make me hate the movie they're critiquing.
And even with a re-post you've managed to keep your typo that ruins the overlong joke in the title. Good job.
Are you being sarcastic
Here, let me help you...
"This review is amazing. (This sentence was sarcastic, because this review fucking sucks.)
I can think of few reviews so poorly written, so garrulous, and so painfully unfunny that they make me hate the movie they're critiquing. (This sentence wasn't sarcastic, because this review fucking sucks.)
And even with a re-post you've managed to keep your typo that ruins the overlong joke in the title. (This sentence wasn't sarcastic, because your joke in the title sucks.)
Good job. (This sentence was sarcastic, because your joke in the title sucks.)"
Hey man don't be a dick
I was only trying to help. How are you going to get any better at writing these shitty reviews if people don't point out how awful they are?
Don't post things publicly if you don't want the public commenting on them.
We don't exist for the sole purpose of blowing smoke up your ass and stroking your ego.
I find them fine better than what I use to do with my reviews
No. It's bad.
No really its not that bad when it is comes to me
its not trust me on this
I trust my own eyes and reading comprehension a great stretch further than I trust your obviously lacking mental faculties.