Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pacific Rim

SF: Godzillas v Steel. If you like any of the following, Power Rangers, Godzilla, Clash/Wrath of the Titans, Transformers, Real Steel, Gundam and Guyver, you will love this. So naturally I thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent special effects, fights on a crazy scale, enough plot and script to hold it together but not enough to ruin pace or bore you. The last thing anyone wants with something like this is too much explanation (see Transformer 2 & 3). A nice amount of cheesy humour and yes you can predict the ending but that's fine with me. Delivers everything you'd expect, don't take it too seriously. 7/10

50Eggs: There were several moments of the script that were so bad that I wondered if it was in fact a Paul Verhoeven style satire. But no, its just bad. What is good, and the reason for my reasonable score, is the action and effects. The first few Robot v Monster scenes are stunning, and the creature design is outstanding - I couldn't wait to see what monster they would come up with next. But even on this front I have to end with a gripe: the film is constantly building up to a huge battle royale finish, but the specific setting for the final fight means the epic scale evident in earlier scenes is completely lost. And so, a mediocre 5/10

DonkeyB: Refused to watch.

Overall: 6/10

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