Pacific Rim has a very basic plot: giant aliens are attacking the Earth and humans create giant robots to fight aliens. If you are a science-fiction fan, Godzilla fan, B movie fan, then you don’t care about the story. You just want to see some classic huge fight scenes. And you do get it!
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is all about the fight scenes. Sure you have a story about how a semi-retired robot fighter and a new prodigy teaming up to defend the world from an alien invasion, but you also get some funny scenes with Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. Even those scenes take a backseat to the action in Pacific Rim.
If you liked watching Voltron as a kid, or enjoy Godzilla movies, or even classic B movies, then this movie is for you. For the rest of us, sit back and enjoy the CGI. This is the perfect summer mindless blockbuster fun.
So, does Pacific Rim get a theater or rent rating? Find out what Paulie Popcorn has to say!
I'm Paulie Popcorn, the host of Filmigos over on YouTube. My little 4-legged sidekick is Carmella DiCorno. We pretty much try to distill movie reviews of new movie releases down to the most simplest of terms: theater, rent or avoid.