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Friday, July 12, 2013

Movie Review: Pacific Rim 2013


Title: Pacific Rim
Language: English
Genre: Sci fi / Action
Running Time: 131 Minute

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.

What do I think about it:-

Well...well...well...I obviously did not expect something this impressive to be able to appear on silver screen.

Pacific Rim, a tale of Robots and Monsters and of Human at the brink of extinction. Captivating CGI top with the predictable story that we are all too familiar with but does not try to take a twist to it making it easy to consumer and awesomely good.

Scrape the cheesy dialogues and the heroic egos and you will find a film that refreshes monster movies and robot battles plus a pretty damn good tribute to everything you loved when you were kids, Ultraman, Power Rangers, Godzilla ( not the cheap rip off) and Evangelion. When budget this big goes to Del Toro, he makes good use of it. 

Personally, I was on team Kaiju the whole way due to the realistic detail and filming method used in the film that just brings these creatures of my childhood to life. The Jaegers however were far from impressive even though most of them have cool names and seemingly interesting characteristic but all was washed away too fast and they just ended up as big robots that punch monsters. 

It's good to see CGI technology finally putting to good use in hollywood and let's hope the Japanese would finally be willing to fork out some dough to recreate everything that I love so much instead their cheaper version CGs ( they are just stingy, i am sure if they did it they would have done it better)

The other Jaegers deserve more screen time BTW!

One annoying thing: Why wouldn't you give every Jaeger swords and for the ones who have then why would't you use it at the beginning. 

Rating: 4/5

"Great special effects, a straight forward yet acceptable story line with a slightly rushed ending. Pacific Rim is a good watch this weekend and definitely a majority favorite for the summer far off from Man Of Steel. - benjaminfoo"



hui min said...

U liar! U said u dun like it pfffffftttt

hui min said...

U liar! U said u dun like it pfffffftttt

Unknown said...

Rofl @hui min

benjaminvai said...

@hui min - i didnt like some parts of it but overall it's a good production and did the kaiju justice

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