If you're going to make a film about giant robots, then this is how to do it - pay attention, Michael Bay. Guillermo del Toro's two hour love letter to Japanese kaiju and mecha movies is monster bashing, robot smashing, debris crashing fun from start to finish. And, somewhat refreshingly, it's a big summer release that's not a sequel, a remake, an adaptation and not part of an existing franchise. This is a film painted in broad, operatic, comic book strokes with a very pulp sensibility. While many modern blockbusters these days tend to be cynical, calculated and dour, Pacific Rim has a genuine warmth, enthusiasm and honesty. It reminded me very much of the kind of fun, imaginative and innovative movies I grew up with in the 1980s. Not a perfect film by any means, but it's a brilliantly crafted, highly entertaining, thrilling and even occasionally touching piece of movie making. If I'd seen this as a ten year old, I think it would've blown my mind. If you have any love for Japanese anime, monster movies and sci-fi, or you just love to be entertained, be sure to catch this one. The most fun I've had in a cinema for a long time.
Guillermo Del Toro had arrived in American cinema with an impressive resume. Films such as “Cronos”, “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Devil’s Backbone” have made him to be one of the better storytellers in the horror and fantasy genre that he became one of the more influential names in Hollywood. While his American films have been a mixed bag with films such as “Hellboy” and “Blade 2”, you would be very hard-pressed to find a cinema … more
Well it’s here everyone, my second my anticipated movie of the summer behind the exceptional World War Z. What could possibly be better than a worldwide zombie outbreak starring Brad Pit? How about a summer blockbuster about giant monsters and robots smashing the hell out of each other? It’s like someone watched a bunch of anime and decided that, hell yeah, mechs VS monsters is a freaking great idea for a movie and American audiences will eat it up. I mean, how can you screw that up? … more
Here's all the important things you need to know about director Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi, action film, 'Pacific Rim'... Planet Earth has been invaded by the Kaiju...Super sized monsters that have risen from a portal underneath the ocean...Millions of earthlings have died and things are not looking good for humanity. … more