Let's start out my review on a positive note. Del Toro has crafted an insane amalgamation of Sci-Fi, old-school thrills, special effects and brilliantly entertaining set pieces that all meld together in beautiful harmony, with just enough satisfying human moments and arcs that carry a nice balance of emotion and camp. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. I could easily take issue with the oft hammy dialogue and macho relationships but where the film succeeds in other areas and revels in creativity trumps the dissatisfaction one could take from these scenes. The oceans are about 4 stories deep, which seems to change or the size of the Jaegers adjusts during the movie. An episode of Beast Wars that I watched as a young child had more substance and gave more satisfaction to its audience than this movie. There are so many recycled ideas mashed up in it that you could almost put them down on a call sheet as bullet points.
Added onto this the score comes courtesy of Ramin Djawadi who's masterful use of themes on Game of Thrones is carried over to this film for some great emotional cues and many a rad motif courtesy of Tom Morello on guitar. Character who lost his brother in a past battle and retired? 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. Maybe it was the incredible effects shots of robot related destruction used as a throwaway shots, but what I think really sold the opening sequence and the film as a whole is the enthusiasm Del Toro clearly has for the story he's telling. Idris Elba steals the spotlight with a look and a bellowed delivery and its amusing to watch and Rinko Kikuchi has such an incredible skill with her mannerism and in her eyes, that's its a shock that she isn't in more films. Pacific Rim is triumphant above the rest of the blockbuster herd. Its Guillermo Del Toro's trademarks turned up to 11, all while going nuts and having fun with his toys.
I went into the theater expecting to see a cartoon for adults and that is exactly what I paid for. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. Sounds like it should work on every level doesn't it? After that battle, Raleigh wanders around the Earth and becomes a worker. Prepare your jaw muscles, because you'll be smiling throughout. He's been given the toys for his sandpit and has gone completely bonkers, but he has also created a sense of wonder from completely nothing. In this case we have a movie about alien dinosaurs Kaijus fighting giant robots Jaegers directed by Guillermo del Toro filmmaker who most Comi-Con attendees think can do no wrong. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
It all blends well with the loopiness of it all. They're all here for your predictable enjoyment. Charlie and the professor, just random cast choices there! We all carry a great sense of wonder. Its a big, giant load of awesome fun. The aliens and robots blend very well with all their surroundings. There's just so much more. I also found Hunnams character a tad lacking in charisma and internal conflict but whatever, it's not the end of the world.
Movies no longer provide us with mind-blowing catharsis, they are now just a means of blowing off steam. They even ruined Charlie Day's character. Who can connect spirituality with him? The design of the Kaijus are completely unoriginal and nothing we haven't seen before in a dozen other sci-fi movies. Expensive jewelry doesn't make a woman more beautiful, it just proves that she has the money to afford it, and that is exactly what Pacific Rim accomplished. It's set in the future, some things are hi-tech others are retro rusty junk, it doesn't make any sense. Humans create a special weapon called Jaeger - the giant robots is controlled by nervous system of humans, to against the Kaiju monster from Pacific Rim. They can build Jaegers with some sort of amazing sword device that comes out of nowhere but forget to tell the drivers? However, during a clash against a violent kaiju, Yanci forever goes.
Yet they can clearly just get out the head when needed? But if Raleigh want to continue fighting and win the last battle in the Pacific Rim, his has to find a substitute to his brother to control Jaeger with him. I completely understand the writer's motivation for doing this. They really should have stuck with the darker atmoshspere. Giant robots steered by military officers are used to battle these ferocious extraterrestrials. In conclusion, I give it points for being one of the funner summer blockbusters in recent memory, for being an original property and for its sheer tenacity to exist which all amount to what is just a darn good time at the movies. This comes from many areas such as Japanese manga, the personalities of the actors from previous films and the imagery of robots destroying buildings which transformers ran into the ground. 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.
In a nutshell, the acting is absolutely horrid. It escapes me how sequences of robots and aliens fighting each other could be so uninspiring that I literally dozed off at points. And the head is fired onto the Jaeger via some massively complicated lift type procedure? Let's send the helicopters to go and pick-up the two survivors, but lets send 20 helicopters, that makes much more sense, especially since this is a military program that has been shut down so ready access to dozens of helicopters becomes easier. This won't bother you because you'll be ready to run out of the theater screaming by then anyway. Hint: Stay a couple of minutes into the end credits for an awesome additional scene.
It took 8 days of tanks and planes to take down a Kaiji but one shot into the eye from an auzi clearly causes it some distress? Pacific Rim 2013 Chinese Subtitles When 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. Pacific Rim is a destruction to the art of cinematography in that its business model lies in providing the awe-factor, shocking the audience into believing the movie is great with bling. Our military must join forces with the world's most annoying scientists to find a way to seal off the portal between our world and the dimension they come from. What's with every bit of steel needing to be rusty except for Ron Perlman's shoes? Kaiju monsters from another dimension break through to ours and wage war on the planet and us humans must do what we can to stop them. This is the worst movie I have seen in a long time.
I'm giving parents a warning in closing. Don't waste you life and avoid at all costs. It's the type of movie that they feel obligated to love because of what it's about and who made it. Now we move into character development. Add to this the fact that not a single one of the actors seem to give a crap about their stereotypical role in the film and you have a serious problem.