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Movie Review: Pacific Rim

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“Pacific Rim” was released on July 12, 2013 and earned $37 million on opening weekend and went on to make $411 million in the box office. The movie can easily be summarized by a few words: Giant robots beating up giant aliens. However, “Pacific Rim” is so much more interesting than that.

The plot in a spoiler-free nutshell: Giant aliens (Kaiju)  emerge from the “Breach” in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and begin destroying humanity. Humanity decides to build giant robots (jaegers) to combat the Kaiju threat.

“Pacific Rim” isn’t the deepest or most emotional story ever told, but it uses that simplicity to its advantage. Very rarely did I ever get confused and the confusion left rather fast. The movie allowed you to understand everything and never went too fast.

The movie looks beautiful and the director, Guillermo del Toro, went great lengths to make the Kaiju look realistic using textures and skins, and the jaegers look like they fit right in. The ground and water move whenever a Kaiju or jaeger steps on it. The movie’s realistic features still hold up today.

The best thing this movie has going for it is the fight scenes. The action is very well executed. The fights were epic and a joy to watch. Who doesn’t want to see a giant alien gorilla and a giant robot exchange fists?

The Score/Theme of the movie is just epic and just sounds good over scenes of the movie.

The biggest problem many have with “Pacific Rim” is that some parts such as base location and why the robots were needed in the first place are not the most realistic, but each one is actually very reasonable if you think about it. For example, many people argue about just surrounding the breach with automated turrets and just down the Kaiju as soon as it spawns, but they don’t think about if the Kaiju makes it past the turrets. A jaeger can chase a Kaiju so it never escapes.

“Pacific Rim’s” primary purpose is to be a fun and enjoyable watch . It does have a decent story and looks breathtaking. If you haven’t, give it a watch.

It is available for $2.99 on Youtube .

 

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