Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pacific Rim Spoiler-free Review

Is it good?
It's kaiju-crunching good.

Is it technically good?
The jaegers (giant piloted robots) and kaiju (giant monsters) feel big and real.
The acting is solid, even if Charlie Hunnam's accent isn't, and Idris Elba Idris-Elbas all over everything in a good way.
The music is epic, scored by Ramin Djawadi of Game of Thrones fame.
Director Guillermo Del Toro doesn't take the auteur approach, which is a-OK considering the kind of movie it is.

What does it promise - and does it deliver?
A live-action giant robots vs giant monsters movie that out-robots Transformers and out-monsters Cloverfield - and yes, it delivers.

If you liked these, you'll like this: Transformers, Cloverfield, most '80s cartoons, your childhood if you were born between 1975 and 1990.

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