Ray's Review of Pacific Rim
This movie is so bad ass. It's a dream come true for those of us who grew up on X-Men, Dragonball Z, and the like. It's extremely fun, and even without an IMAX screen, or 3D glasses, the fights were so gigantic in scale and tactile, I found myself literally nudging my wife with my elbow, slack-jawed, as if to say, "Are you seeing this?!" We both had an amazing time with this movie. There are many nudges to the old Japanese monster movies, but Pacific Rim stands on its own and is not merely an homage movie. The dialogue, acting, and character development left a lot to be desired, but who is really looking for that in a movie like this any way? The only sad thing is that a movie like this absolutely needs to be seen in the theatres and it's clear not a lot of people did that. I almost didn't see it myself, and that would have been a shame.