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Movie Review: Pacific Rim


Robots vs Monsters
ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, July 13, 2013 23:27
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It’s been awhile since we had a large scale summer blockbuster sci fi movie. Pacific Rim, although making a quiet entry into Indian theatres, is just what the Dr. Who (sci fi, get it?) ordered.

It takes us into the future when gigantic monsters, called Kaiju, have risen from the Pacific Ocean and are threatening our very species. That is when we, humans, rise from our intellectual slumber and create gigantic robots called Jaegers to fight them.

And what fights they are! Guillermo del Toro, the Mexican director, who has made dark stylistic films such as Blade II and Hellboy in the past, creates battles which are awe inspiring, grand, massive, giganormous and truly epic. It’s not only the size of the monsters and the robots but the very nature of their design which will make you shiver as well as punch your fists in the air.

In a film which doesn’t have a very detailed plot and has quite a few logical holes, or as I like to call it these days - the God plot, special effects make or break the film. In this one, the special effects are awesome as well as imaginative. Yes, it doesn’t have Megan Fox bending over a car, but it has robots beating the crap out of monsters with a few but very emotional scenes of human bonding.

Granted it has been made to suit the hormonal fancies of teenagers, Pacific Rim, does manage to strike a chord with most viewers, whether sci fi fans or not. Go watch it. It’s the best sci fi of this summer.

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Ron Perlman


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