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This is going to be my final review on Flixster. I will be moving on to writing on IMDb from now. However, this does not mean I am done visiting the wonderful Flixster. I will come back often, although somewhat less than I have done until now.
Once again, I was proven wrong in judging a movie by its trailer. At first, it looked to me to be a sub-par sci-fi idea. I thought it to be, frankly, stupid. And my enthusiasm to see it in the theater did not change much when I was surprised with a stub granting access to a 3D viewing. But, once the action began, I began to see my mistake. Pacific Rim is a wildly exciting film. Although, it is more visually than plot centered. But the visuals are so immersive and seemingly possible, one forgets until the end how much of an engineering impossibility all the Jaegers really are. But, as pointed out in the trailer, it is very cool. The visuals more than make up for the flaws, of which some are quite glaring. For one, why didn't the Gipsy Danger pilots always use that invincible sword? Which also makes one wonder why all the Jaegers don't have the sword. Which in turn brings to mind why the Jaeger program was necessary in the first place. All the allied countries could have built hundreds of plasma cannons and shot the Kaijus. None of the human training would have been necessary. Also, that nuclear reaction nearing the end of the movie should have killed Becket and Mori. Making a good ending seems to be really tough these days and Pacific Rim sadly did not manage to make a satisfactory one. Lastly, as was seen first in the promo posters, the Jaegers heavily resemble Spartans from Halo. A bit of a rip off, really. But no matter, this is a very cool movie and well worth the time in my mind. Watched 07/17/2013, written 08/04/2013.
Since I haven't seen many horror films (a choice that I am now changing) I thought this was a pretty good film. It was creepy and had moments made to make you jump. I also very much liked the concept and the story; very creative. It was also quite weird seeing the ever brilliant Chastain as a rock star, but she pulled off the role very well. My only gripe was the ending. which made it seem like the writers were either bored of their project and just wanted to throw in an ending or were so tired from making the rest of the film so good that their creativity was burned out. There was music before the climax of each suspenseful scene, giving you enough time to hold your breath and prep yourself to not jump or scream when the time comes. The effects were good and Mama herself was quite scary. Watched 06/28/2013, written 06/29/2013.