Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pacific Rim: Review

Hey Everyone, 

I finally made it to see Pacific Rim in IMAX 3D. 

First things first, I was pleasantly suprised that I did not feel cheated when I paid the IMAX 3D price. Often times the movie effects just do not make it worth the price however, this movie was more than worth it. 

Director Guiellermo Del Toro did a wonderful job with bringing this world to life. 

The movie stars Charlie Hunnam (Ralieh Becket), Idris Alba (Stacker Pentecost), and Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori). 

IMDB Storyline: 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, Gipsey Danger, from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

My Thoughts: This movie was way more than I thought it would be. In the first ten minutes you have an epic fight sequence that ends badly for the Jaeger, Gipsy Danger, and honestly caused me to tear up. Fast forward five years and Gipsy gets to make a come back. This movie continually will pull at your heart strings and actually will make you tear up at least 4 times. 

Alba's commander character makes you want to jump up, strap yourself into a Jaeger, and fight the monsters! You begin to feel like you are strapped into the Jaeger and every hit it takes, is a hit you feel. 

The story unfolds and you know that some characters will not make it out of this alive. What I enjoyed most about this movie was how you were able to relate to the characters. The acting was great and when Becket lost his brother, I thought about the feelings I would have if I lost one of mine. When you see the Mori as a little girl and Pentecost save her ,you feel the emotion envelope you. 

This is a movie I truly recommend and can humbly say I was surprised at how well done the visual effects were, how great the story line flowed, how the performance of the actors made you believe in the Jaeger program. Overall well done. 

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