The first reviews for Guillermo del Toro’s Summer blockbuster film “Pacific Rim” are rolling in, and it sounds like this is one helluva good movie! Looking back to the build-up and trailers for Pacific Rim knew this was going to be a huge summer movie. It has all the right boxes ticked to really blow the box office out of the water. Most importantly it has Guillermo at the helm as Director.
Pacific Rim delivers plenty of the thing that’s been lacking in this summer’s event movies: fun. Monsters, robots, grand heroism and a few clever jokes: Sounds like a perfect Saturday afternoon to me. – npr.com
That humanistic touch is pure del Toro, and it makes all the difference in Pacific Rim, whose own whirring, glowing heart doesn’t belong to any machine but to the director himself. – Washington Post
Pacific Rim’s ability to make monster-walloping feel fun again will no doubt make Atlantic Seaboard (or maybe Mediterranean Coastal Region) as inevitable a follow-up as the return of the Kaiju through that pesky underwater portal. – Slate.com
“There is no scene that seems to scream, HEY TEENS, PLEASURE YOURSELF TO THIS. No Megan Fox bending over a car engine, or Alice Eve stripping to her bra apropos of nothing. Guillermo del Toro has never been one for dumb, sexed-up scenes, but it says something extra that what will probably be the biggest summer movie this year, and which explicitly caters to young, hormonal men, can be excellent without a whiff of cleavage.” – Gizmodo.com
When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
It is still early days,Rotten tomatoes’ tomato meter currently stands on 72% with a 98% Audience vote: