Wednesday, February 26

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Length: 2 hours & 11 mins
Released: 2013
Genre: SciFi, Fantasy, and Action & Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro 

Where I Got It: borrowed from library

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.


Raleigh Becket - Charlie Hunnam
Yancy Becket - Diego Klattenhoff
Stacker Pentecost - Idris Elba
Mako Mori - Rinko Kikuchi
Dr. Geiszler - Charlie Day
Gittlieb - Burn Gorman
Herc Hansen - Max Martini
Chuck Hansen - Robert Kazinsku
Ops Tendo Choi - Clifton Collins Jr.
Hannibal Chau - Ron Perlman

Been wanting to watch this movie for a while, but I kept putting it off. Why? I was scared I wouldn't like it. hahaha. Silly reason, but I heard such mixed reviews that I was unsure.

Boyfriend picked this up at the library and we watched it. Too bad I waited so long!

I really liked the idea that humans create a robot that connects to the human brain and the human becomes one with the machine. It was even better when they realized that it was too much for the human brain to handle, so they made it two people. However, the two brains had to sync with one another. I loved that whole thing. It seemed very symbolic to the working together thing. It fell in line with different countries coming together to fight the monsters. The meaning was nice a touch. Work together or die alone. Love it. I would hope if something like this really happened that the governments of the world would indeed come together. However, it wasn't perfect in this movie. The government, like they would, decided to go a different and cheaper route to try and solve the issue. Rid of the machines and build damns. >__> Stupid idiots. Lucky for the people, the people from the programs went underground and decided to continue the fight on their own. Thank goodness. 

Not a bad cast for this. I didn't expect to see Ron Perlman pop up and that was a nice see. Boyfriend is in love with him. haha

There is one thing that is haunting this movie and that is the controversy that it is a rip-off of a anima/manga called Saint Seiya. Never heard of it before boyfriend told me. I can't really comment if this is or is not. From what I've read this is not a "rip-off" 100%, more of a nod to it. IDK though.

In the end, I liked it. It made me think and I like those movies/books that make me think. Which friend of mine would I sync with best? You can't be 100% similar from what it looked like. But you have to be able to work together to move the machine as one unit. After talking about it and thinking about it, I think my friend Reece would be the best match for me. Very similar, but different. Boyfriend says that his friend Sam would probably be the best for him. I think if the world was in danger of monsters/aliens from the core of earth were sprouting out killing everyone I would join the fight. Might as well.

Well, I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Re-watch?: yes. 

Favorite Character(s): Raleigh, Mako, Pentecost, and Yancy
Favorite Character(s): No one in particular


Blodeuedd said...

I found this one sooooo dull :/

Carole Rae said...

It was dull in some areas I agree.