Originally Posted by vlenbo
@dmarc0, did you get to watch the pacific rim movie yet? I'm guessing you might have either seen the movie, or based your views off of the trailer in order to comment about it. I am curious to know because I want to be entranced by a great movie later this week!
@vlenbo, mate! This is the movie that I've been waiting for so long... Have you ever seen Robot Jox? Tell me, when was the last time you saw GIANT Robots in a movie? Me, that was in the early 90's with Robot Jox! Transformers? IMO the Transformers adaptation was a disappointment and they are tiny compared to the Jaegers and Kaijus in Pacific Rim.
Here's my personal opinion: If you grew up watching anime's (Gundam, Robotech, Macross, Mazinger Z, Votes V, Voltron, Daimus, etc...) and reading manga's, Pacific Rim is a MUST WATCH! Go in there with an open mind... this is a movie adaptation of Japanese Robot Anime's and Manga's. As I was watching, I seriously felt I was watching an Anime made to look realistic. Acting was as over-the-top as what you get in Anime's and Manga's. The variety of characters also reflect how the Japanese do it: think Naruto, Pokemon, Samurai X, Bleach, etc... They followed the same formula. Story is something I wished was better, but IMHO it is just not possible to build such a strong story in a 2.5 hours film when your real motivation to watch are Giant Robots fighting Giant Monsters.
TBH, there are quite a number faults in Pacific Rim... but when I left the cinema, none of those were in my mind. All I can think of are the epic fight scenes and Robots, Monsters, Robots, Monsters! That's what I wanted to see in this film and Del Toro delivered in ALL aspects.
Now, how would I rate this film? Well I enjoyed it so much that I posted a status in my facebook page with photos and videos; encouraging everyone I know to go and watch this film. BTW, don't watch this in 3D. I saw the trailer in 3D, and a lot of details I saw in 2D I completely missed in the 3D version.