Typhon's Review of Pacific Rim

  • 11 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim (2013)

    Pacific Rim is just what you expect it to be: loud, silly and fun. The whole premise of the movie is something that has never been seen on the big screen before and as a result, comes off as a rather fresh and new concept. The cast is well rounded, with the exception being Charlie Hunnam. In the lead role of Raleigh Becket, Hunnam comes off rather bland and unexceptional, especially when surrounded by more interesting characters such as Ron Perlman's Hannibal Chau and the scientists played by Charlie Day and Burn Gorman. But fortunately, the focus here isn't on the humans. Its on the giant robot (Jaegers) vs monster (Kaiju) fights. These all play out on a massive scale, with the biggest set piece occurring in and around Hong Kong. The Jaeger designs are all awesome and different, with my favorites being Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha. The Kaiju designs are also impressive, taking on characteristics of typical earth animals, such as lobsters and squids. However the color palette of the Kaiju seemed a bit off to me. They always appeared with some shade of neon green/blue on them, which prevented the movie from establishing a more serious tone when needed. However, the overall result of this movie was spectacular; an entertaining summer film.

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