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Pacific Rim
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Directed By
Guillermo del Toro

Written By:
Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro

Cast:
Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, Brad William Henke, Larry Joe Campbell, Santiago Segura, Joe Pingue, Milton Barnes, Brian Frank, David Fox, Jake Goodman, Robin Thomas, Julian Barnes, David Richmond-Peck, Robert Maillet, Heather Doerksen, Joshua Peace, J.C. Kenny, Robert Morse, Duncan McLeod, Louis Paquette, Matthew G. Taylor, Farzad Sadrian, Mishu Vellani, Clive Walton, Peter Kosaka, Mark Baldesarra, Timothy Gibbs, Derek Herd, Phi Huynh, Justin Major, Alan Tang, Joe Vercillo, Neil Whitely, Emerson Wong


 
Pacific Rim (2013)
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Movie Review by Martin
July 23rd, 2013

"Pacific rim" is "Godzilla" meets "Transformers," with a little bit of something else that I can't quite put my finger on (Involving connecting up people brains) thrown in there too. "Pacific rim" though, is more random than most monster movies, and dumber than the much-criticised "Transformer" films to which most will no doubt compare it. Whilst the corniness of "Independence day" or something is in there too, with big speeches like - "Today! We are cancelling the apocalypse!!!" standing out.

Yes, you really have to leave your brain at the door for this one. But I'm expecting those going to see a big movie like this would probably do that anyway. I don't know what I personally was really expecting from it. But with Guillermo del Toro being behind it, I was expecting something a little more than what it is. Though it is visually amazing, like most of Guillermo del Toros other stuff.

The special effects are impressive (Maybe even more so in 3D) but there's no story, or anything to really get invested in, or have a laugh along with. Some will take it as one of those fun films that "knows its rubbish." But I was sighing more than I was laughing. Plus its slow start makes me think they were attempting to go for something more than "Transformers 4." When that's really all it is.

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Mike Thomas
Jul 24, 2013 12:41 AM
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Good Review.

You may be thinking of AVATAR, because that did involve connecting up people brains. But that was a robot. Maybe it's MINORITY REPORT. In either case. It is a good read.



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