Pacific Rim is a thiller sci-fi that concentrates on giant dinosaur creatures from below the ocean’s surface that have come to colonize the world at the expense of the rest of life.
I went yesterday to watch it at the theater off Winnetka. Hadn’t been there for quite a while but decided to head there and lo and behold it wasn’t too crowded. So I went, paid the big bucks and entered first to the candy counter. Now call me old fashioned but the one thing I love at a movie theater is a good old fashioned and (expensive – ouch) box of Raisinets. No movie is complete without them, trust me on that and now they have dark chocolate.
So mind you this is 3D. So here first is a description I lifted so you have a better idea of what the flick is about, okay.
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 and an untested trainee 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.
Now here are my impressions 1 star the worst 5 stars the best. I found the film over done. The FX while astounding were too much. This reminded me of a transformers wannabe. The acting was so-so and the plot was straight forward predictable. In fact I could almost predict the ending after the start. Subplots were almost nil. There were some funny moments in the film. If you have ever played with one of these which I have owned from the 1960’s when they used to be a major rave craze item, then the scene where the robots arm goes through the side of an office skyscraper only to stop short of a desk with the kinetic balls was quite amusing.
The baby monster eating the guy who considered himself king was also a funny moment. The woman reminded me of the late Bruce Lee with boobs. Sorry ladies, nothing derogatory meant by that but it is what it is.
If you can watch it Imax 3D then go for it. The theaters really crank the sound up and hopefully that can drown out any crying babies some moms will bring with them. Always sit in the back, cause the Coke chuckers (those little sob’s) nail those dump enough to sit front—just a hint.
Okay first their trailer then my rating.
Rating 3 of 5.
Plot is weak and predictable, we have seen enough giant robots movies so the FX become repetitive. Worth a watch, but wouldn’t go for another ticket or to buy an expensive DVD when it becomes available. Hollywood is putting out lots of expensive crap these days but this isn’t one of them. So 3 stars for all the work, to kill a couple hours and oh, the very best part…an excuse to buy a box of movie raisinets 😉 enjoy!