I just watched Pacific Rim. It was great fun, and got me grinning, even precariously close to a whoop. It was everything I wanted from the Transformers movies, i.e. big fucking robots beating the shit out of things. I didn’t mind that the characters weren’t deep or that it was fairly predictable, because again: big fucking robots beating the shit out of things.
A big advantage was that you could tell what was going on, because unlike, say Michael Bay, del Toro doesn’t use the “drunk cameraman on a bungee cord throwing cameras at the actors” style of filming. Anyway, I’m calling it now: Pacific Rim will sweep the Oscars*.
Rating: 27 stars and a milkshake.
OT: surely, Burn Gorman (real name!) is some sort of combination of Crispin Glover and Jeffrey Combs?
*Not intended as a factual statement.
- Director: Guillermo Del Toro
- Cast: Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuch, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman