July 14, 2013

Pacific Rim

I was promised Giant Robots fighting Monsters.

I was provided with giant robots fighting monsters.

As such my legitimate gripes are limited.

There were giant robots...fighting monsters....In a live action film with a budget.

 Charlie Nunman does a perfectly decent job as the thoroughly conventional leading man but is somewhat outshone by the rest of the  cast with Idris Elba and Max Martini giving good performances as veteran monster hunters. Japanese A-Lister Rinko Kikuchi is the female lead. Burn Gorman and Charles Day play the obligatory mad scientists and Ron Perleman just sort of struts into the film and chews the scenery for a bit.

Oh, there are minor quibbles, they could have shaved 15 minutes off the film and used less shakeycam. I'd have liked to see one of the big fights in daylight too, but you know what? None of that is important really...because we had Giant Robots...fighting Kaiju Monsters in a live action film on the big screen!

....and how many times does one get to see THAT?

Anyway, as a summer popcorn flick I found it to be top notch.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 09:05 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 My friend and I didn't have high-expectations when we went to see it this afternoon.  However, as the credits started to roll, we both agreed it was not just "not bad", it was down-right good!  If you like any anime piloted-robot shows, you'll find a lot to like in this film.  Heck, I think even SDB might like it...

Posted by: Siergen at Sun Jul 14 21:31:44 2013 (Ao4Kw)

2 Just got back this evening from an extremely satisfying movie experience.

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Posted by: Mauser at Mon Jul 15 04:09:54 2013 (cZPoz)

3 Bad Mauser!  No biscuit!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Jul 15 21:19:24 2013 (PiXy!)

4 I build the darn things, so I'm entitled.*grin*

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jul 17 05:42:58 2013 (cZPoz)

I build the darn things, so I'm entitled.*grin*
You build smokin' hot, carbon fiber-clad Asian women?  I am intrigued by your post, and would like to receive one of your catalogs... 

Posted by: Siergen at Wed Jul 17 14:42:07 2013 (Ao4Kw)

6 It's a kit from Max Factory. Amazon JP has them.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Jul 17 18:59:57 2013 (+rSRq)

7 Well, I've got the carbon fiber part down pat, but finding a good, reliable supplier for smokin' hot asian women has been... problematic.

Posted by: Mauser at Thu Jul 18 06:16:10 2013 (cZPoz)

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