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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sheep Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim
PG-13, 2 hr. 11 min.
Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
Written By: Travis Beacham
In Theaters: Jul 12, 2013 Wide
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. (c) Warner Bros

I'm going against popular opinion on this, but I was disappointed with Pacific Rim. Maybe because everyone has been talking about how incredible it was so I went in with pretty high expectations and usually I don’t for this type of movie. From a CGI and robot on monster action stand point it did rock. It was a visually kick ass experience. But it also had recycled cookie cutter characters and a script that seemed like an afterthought. I kept thinking “hey! That was in Independence Day”... a lot. The only time I felt something for any of the characters was in the prologue that set up the movie. I did enjoy Ron Pearlman’s character as a black market Kaiju parts dealer.

Here is how I think this movie was made:

Creator: Hey! I have a great idea for a movie. Big ass robots battling big ass alien monsters that come out of the ocean!

Producer: I love it! We can make big ass robot and monster toys. Let’s do it!

Intern: Um… don’t you need some characters and a script?

Producer: Oh, crap… you’re right. Someone write a script! I want emotion like the movie Armageddon, and I want the crowd to cheer for it like Independence Day and don’t forget to add the Rocky moment! Give me some kooky nerd scientists for comic relief cause all that apocalyptic crap is pretty depressing.

Writer: *scribble, scribble*

*30 minutes later*

Producer: Looks good, but we need more crying! Especially the heroine. Make her cry in her flash backs too! And get me Ron Pearlman! He rocks!

Just saying…

I am not sure what to tell you about seeing this at the theater or renting it. It is definitely a big screen movie from an action stand point. You won’t get the same intensity if you wait for the DVD. But it’s a lot of money to pay at the theater. The crazy thing is I adore action movies and all the over the top cheesy goodness. But when I walked out of the theater with my husband and 12 year old daughter not a word was said about the movie, we discussed where to go eat.

2 ½ “where’s my ****ing shoe” Sheep

Sharon Stogner


  1. I'll probably wait for it to come out On Demand and watch it at home. I didn't really have a lot of high hopes for this one, it looked like it was going to be a cheese fest.

  2. Oh wow - saying nothing says it all :) Thank you for sharing with us.