Movie Review | Pacific Rim (2013)

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Travis Beacham (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi
(source: IMDb.com)

Today at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time. We have chosen to believe in each other. Today we face the monsters that are at our door, today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

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5

VISUALS:

AWESOME! ~(@.@)~

4.5

Audio/BGM/OST: 

If you have watched transformers and other similar movies, you’ll find that theBGM is almost the same. You can feel it matching the scenes (especially the battle scenes).

5

Script:

Detailed but not dull. It did the flashbacks real well and the jargons used to describe some things in the movie are quite detailed without going overboard (i.e. drift, kaiju, jaeger). The hortatory speech of Stacker Pentecost is way way memorable for me! “Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse!”

5

PLOT/STORY:

The plot/story really did give some hidden meaning and life’s lesson. The story might come from a future world that is fictitious but it can be seen as real! Anyways, with the twists and unpredictability of the whole story. It is just plain amazing!

5

CHARACTERS:

With the characters, the movie gave the highlights to those main/lead characters but they never fail to let the other supporting characters shine too. Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rino Kikuchi) are who I presume the lead ones. They highlighted the weakness and strengths in both characters and show how much closer to reality these characters are. Raleigh who lost his brother, and Mako who lost her family. They have obvious depth and determination and would surely willing to die because they have nothing else left but to protect the innocents.  Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) might also be the main catalyst for these two characters to be who they are now, therefore, might be included in the main category. He is the foundation in which the whole Jaeger project depends on. He is what you might call a leader through and through. Some worth noting supporting characters would be the following: Dr. Newton Geiszler (Charlie Day) and Gottlieb (Burn Gorman) they are the scientist who made sure that the whole movie will still have it’s own comedic situation and the plan would get through, they showed a bit of friendship. Chuck Hansen (Robert Kazinsky) is the son of Herc Hansen (Max Martini) who both show dignity and pride. The Wei Tang Triplets, Lt. S. Kaidanovsky (Robert Maillet) and Lt. A. Kaidanovsky (Heather Doerksen) shows professionalism and style.

5

ACTORS:

Mana Ashida (Young Mako) this girl would be an excellent star someday. No more words to describe her. Anyways as for the actors, especially the lead ones, they did their best to convey the roles and personality of the characters that they are in. Which is what we really need for actors nowadays to do and show. Excellent job guys!

5

ENDING:

Twisting the ending, never fails to amaze me! I love how they move it from being a tragic to a happy ending all in but a split of 60 second scene! Whoopeee!

4.5

OVERALL:

Would give it a perfect overall! But a score is the score, I would love to have a sequel though. Hehehe. Recommended! (I did watch it twice, if you are curious *winks*)

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