I’m going to try this alternating thing between Christmas marathon and 2013 movies. Of course, 2013 movies will be the lesser one since I don’t have a whole bunch but my tablet’s Samsung Video Voucher has been extremely awesome and giving me free rentals. The trade-off is of course watching a movie with a bunch of effects on a 10 inch screen. Either way, it was going to expire so I gave it a watch over the weekend.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and a trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.-IMDB
Let me make a few things clear. First of all, I may have been the few that actually had doubts about Pacific Rim from the trailers however, this brings us the second point. I am also a HUGE Guillermo del Toro fan. I love Pan’s Labyrinth and even when he isn’t directing and just production or writer/screenplay, whatever, the man is awesome! So thats my point of why I still had lots of hope that this would be fantastic.
Now that we’ve put that aside, I guess you’re wondering how I felt about the movie. For one, my expectations from the trailers were totally off because this movie really rocked my world even when seeing it on a tiny screen. I’d definitely be seeking out a copy of it on a larger screen some time. There is nothing deep about a giant monsters versus giant machines story but it packs in a whole lot of fun, some interesting dialogue and some pretty awesome visuals. It took me for a quite an amazing ride.
A plus was definitely the characters. The marshall was played by Idris Elba who I’ve grown quite fond of after seeing Takers. He’s authoritative and so manly. “Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse” Now thats a pretty impressive character. And then we have Raleigh played by Charlie Hunnam. Funny enough, I’m not really attached to that character but he wasn’t all bad. I felt that his chemistry with Mako Mori was really well done though. They connected very well and for the nature of their characters, it was needed. But nothing really beats the comic relief and the awesome mesh of Dr Newton (Charlie Day) and Gottlieb (Burn Gorman). They were just absolute fun to watch. Another one I really liked was Herc Hansen. That guy was so cool even though he didn’t have much screen time.
Overall, Pacific Rim is a very fun movie with some pretty cool characters, outstanding visuals and an awesome concept. I loved it and if you’re into the whole giant monsters versus machines type of movie, this is an enjoyable one! 🙂
What did you think of Pacific Rim?