As far as summer 2013 blockbusters go, Pacific Rim is probably one of the best. The movie is highly explosive, exhilarating, energetic, and an exciting ride from beginning to end. Pacific Rim is no work of art, but it is extremely enjoyable nonetheless. A not-so-complicated movie, that has a really simple storyline but well-developed details that hold the key to its fun. We all feared that this film will be a disaster, but Guillermo De Toro did not disappoint.
After giant aliens start crossing an inter-dimensional portal that leads them to our Pacific ocean start destroying major cities worldwide, all nations combine their resources to build giant robots, Jaegers, as a last weapon against this apocalyptic threat. Unfortunately, the giant monsters started adapting and evolving, pushing the leaders of the world to take drastic decisions to end this war once and for all.
Guillermo Del Toro did a magnificent job directing this movie, delivering us a well crafted Pacific Rim with great visuals and pretty good performances. Yeah, the actors did a good job, one we don’t usually find in sci-fi movies like this one. As for the visual effects, then I didn’t expect anything less. But, the movie had its weak points, aka clichés. Some moments were so good that if they had a face, I’d kiss it, but others were the usual full-of-drama scenes we find in all American movies, and don’t blame Del Toro for those.
I think that Pacific Rim was masterpiece material, and it got really close, but the clichés made it lose some of its value, drifting it away from the masterpiece idea. It is one of the best movies of the year though, and it certainly is a must-watch, especially to sci-fi fans.
Rating: 7.5/10 ; Good. Real good. But ugh… the clichés.