Nov 19, 2019
Del Toro returns with Pacific Rim, the biggest, and perhaps dumbest, film in his oeuvre.
Sep 12, 2019
I loved the whole look of Pacific Rim...but it was the been-there-done-that feel to the story which really let me down, and the frequently dire dialogue.
Aug 30, 2018
Provides plenty of spectacle, but the characters who inhabit it are, despite their Shakespearean airs, not vivid enough for you to care beyond the wow factor.
Mar 9, 2018
The whole thing is so silly: the heroes are wooden, the concept is amoebic, even the title is a joke.
Nov 29, 2017
As a tribute to the Godzilla/King Kong genre, Pacific Rim isn't too bad. But after seeing the Jurassic Park re-release a few months back, it is hard not to be reminded of what a summer blockbuster should be.
Oct 21, 2017
... things just exist. There's never any reason given, and there's no logical limit on what can be done.
Jul 11, 2016
I expected the melding of horror and humor so singular to him, not the soulless and ultimately monotonous spectacle actually delivered.
Oct 11, 2015
The humans battle the kaiju both intellectually and physically, although it doesn't take long to realize that Pacific Rim is really only concerned with the latter.
Jan 19, 2014
The action is spectacular, but the thinly characterised humans who pilot the robots in mind-synched pairs inevitably get dwarfed. And without vivid heroes to root for, after a while the humungous robot-monster smackdowns lose their impact,
Dec 30, 2013
Pacific Rim is a special-effects behemoth, a toy franchise with a deafeningly loud movie attached -- Transformers with an A-level.
Dec 30, 2013
In essence, Pacific Rim features a series of Godzilla monsters battle an ever dwindling number of Transformers, layered over the plot from Independence Day, only dumber.
Oct 25, 2013
There was a time when I would have considered Pacific Rim the greatest movie ever made. But then I turned 12.
Aug 12, 2013
...a punishing ordeal that just might mark the nadir of the modern big-budget blockbuster...
Aug 1, 2013
It's del Toro's squarest, least interesting film. It's as if the sense of fun and wonder collapsed beneath the gargantuism of the budget, in an esthetic equivalent of the square-cube law that makes the story's monsters impossible in real life.
Jul 19, 2013
Monster action with minor smarts...the fatigue factor sets in early, especially without much humor and only corny asides available to balance the onslaught.
Jul 18, 2013
It is possible to applaud Pacific Rim for the efficacy of its business model while deploring the tale that has been engendered -- long, loud, dark, and very wet. You might as well watch the birth of an elephant.
Jul 16, 2013
As I watched Pacific Rim I could literally feel myself shedding IQ points the way Kate Hudson sheds a big lunch in the bathroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Jul 16, 2013
Facile, fast-paced film-turned-video game...with a weak story and rather uninteresting heroes.