Pacific Rim Review (spoiler free)
Go big or go extinct.
We’re a couple weeks late on catching Pacfic Rim, but we finally got out this past weekend to see it.
Growing up I watched a lot of “mecha” cartoons, and Godzilla movies. Those facts may have played a role in why, after watching a trailer for it, I thought this movie looked like it was going to be awesome. I also predicted not too many other people would get into it, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see my fellow geeks & nerds coming out of this movie saying how good it was.
When legions of 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. 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. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. 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. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. (Taken from IMDb)
How can you not love a sci-fi movie with giant robots, battling dangerous monsters, in an attempt to save the world? Great effects, interesting story, and likable characters. There was a bit of well placed humor among the exciting action. And of course it’s always a nice treat to see Ron Perlman and Burn Gorman on the big screen. We walked out of this movie smiling, and talking about how awesome it was. We definitely recommend going to see Pacific Rim.
Note: There is a stinger during the credits, and a small one after the credits.