Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pacific Rim: A Dam Good Movie



This movie was exactly what I expected … 

"A great guy movie with great special effects."

The plot centers around a growing attack of gigantic monsters that have devastated many coastal cities around the world that are near the Pacific Ocean. 

The world bands together to create an army of 1000 foot tall robots known as the "Jaeger" program (pronounced YAYGERR). 

When the Jaeger program starts to fail, a veteran Jaeger pilot who has since tasked himself to help build a half-mile thick dam around the Pacific Ocean's border cities called "The Pacific Rim", is called in to help for one final stand against the monsters.

The brawn of the Jaeger program isn't what the defense of using the giant robots is about - it's about the link between the heart and the mind and the determination to survive.

I read a review and I think this pretty well sums it up ...
"A robot uses a cruise ship as baseball bat to knock a monster twice up side the chin, enough said A+"
That's true. The design and scale of this movie is incredible.

Guillermo Del Toro is right up there with Speilberg & Ridley Scott with putting together such a complex set with original design elements.

Very entertaining afternoon for the kids! (Well ... Maybe Dad and the boys.)

★★★★
       (4 out of 5 stars)

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