A Quick Tip by Creamtrumpet
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.