Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim 2013

US Title:
Pacific Rim
Year:
2013
Country:
US
Director:
Guillermo del Toro


What’s It About?
Giant creatures are attacking our world from a crack in the ocean, laying waste to cities and killing millions. Humanity fights back by constructing monstrous robotic combat machines.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
Overall, this is a fun monsters vs. robots movie: a clever blending of classic creature features with modern sci-fi themes and expensive CGI. It’s big, loud, colorful and patriotic, all the hallmarks of a summer blockbuster. The film is a little guilty of spotlighting massive action sequences and visual effects while overlooking plot holes and missing opportunities for character development, but those are minor crimes and easily forgivable. The script has some unexpectedly heavy moments, and also some truly funny ones courtesy of Charlie Day. Although Charlie Hunnam’s name is on the marquee, Charlie Day is the real scene stealer.

Final Grade: B-

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