Pacific Rim (2013)

July 7, 2016

There's something to be said about a simple summer film. There's nothing that makes me smile like seeing giant robots fight giant monsters -- and Pacific Rim does not disappoint.

Who cares if the story itself is a bit thin. Or that some of the explanations are ridiculous (dinosaurs?). Or that the characters are mostly caricatures and stereotypess (c'mon two Russian pilots, one who looks like Dolph Lundgren and the other like Brigitte Nielsen?). What matters is that the film is just plain awesome.

The extended robot and monster fight scenes are a visual feast. Idris Elba and Ron Perlman steal every scene they are in -- which is good because all the other actors (including the lead Charlie Hunnam) are pretty weak.

For a summer flick, Pacific Rim is perfect.


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