• ShalkaDoctor

    Harsh review. You have issues with the characters in Pacific Rim yet you say you are a “proud fan of Transformers”. Michael Bay’s characters in those movies are the absolute worst. Nothing but thinly sketched caricatures, women are mere sex objects to be leered at, and the supporting cast are mostly racial stereotypes.

    • The Administrator

      My main issue was that Pacific Rim went to the trouble of making the characters more than stereotypes only to not do anything with it. At least Transformers has a focus (action) which I felt Pacific Rim doesn’t have.

      • ShalkaDoctor

        OK thanks for the clarification. I’m not sure I really agree with your assessment that they don’t do anything with them. I felt there was actual heart in PR. I honestly can’t tolerate 95% the characters in Transformers. They are so annoying. I also felt the action scenes were actually better in PR. I could actually tell what was going on and who was fighting what.

        • The Administrator

          I do agree that the action and characters were better in PC, but I don’t know. I just thought Transformers was a better film. Pacific Rim just felt off throughout most of the film. The film was screaming for me to love it, I really wanted to love it, but I ended up just liking it. Which is a huge shame.

  • Jill Oliver

    I love robots, explosions, and loads of action but I did not judge this movie on those attributes. I thought this film was an homage to the Godzilla movies I watched as a kid. Through that lens, for me at least, the movie hit big even if it was a tricked up 2013 version. The scientists were there, heroes saving the day, silly dialogue, not very dramatic drama, a child (even if a memory), a baby Zilla. All good for me.

  • GibbyBlogger

    A great review, Lewis!

    A lot of the reviews I’ve read for the film seem to say that, though it doesn’t have the greatest script, it is extremely good fun. And it seems yours is no exception. I do fancy seeing this but, as I have no spare change, I’ll have to wait for its DVD release…

    • The Administrator

      Thanks! I would recommend seeing it at the cinema if you get the chance. It’s one of the few films I recommend you see in 3D.

  • TwelthTheDoctor

    A great review, but I enjoyed the film more. My problem was that is was other way too quick.