I am honestly still on the Fence as to whether I should go and see Pacific Rim. From day one it has looked like a cross over of Transformers meets Godzilla and yes I am aware that a whole bunch of you just gasped and screamed ‘how dare you’.
Yep I compared Pacific Rim to Transformers. So shoot me!
The bigger question is whether this is just a huge CGI monster fest or whether the film has heart and is worth seeing. I have not seen it yet but two of our talented writers have. Flay Otters reviewed Pacific Rim saying;
So here’s the thing. There is probably a segment of the general movie-going public that would see and/or hear about Pacific Rim and decide it isn’t really for them. Giant robots, giant monsters, Guillermo del Toro directing, epic summer blockbuster etc etc. I guess that’s okay. I mean, to each their own. But for the rest of the general public, there is no reason not to get your backsides out to see it as soon as you possibly can. Now, my worry here is that, even that we’re only in July, there might be a bit of big-ass-movie-fatigue setting in.
Iron Man, Star Trek, Lone Ranger, Man Of Steel, World War Z, After Earth, White House Down, Before Earth, White House Up…eh, you get the idea. There have been a mess of them and more to come. But just because there has been a herd of ‘tentpole’ movies (some of which might’ve disappointed you in one way or other) so far, is no reason to second-guess on going to see Pacific Rim.
Because it is freaking awesome. - Read his entire Pacific Rim review
Jason McDonald another fine writer on our site also saw Pacific Rim writing;
I’ve grown to accept that trying to persuade the masses of the internet is like to trying push back a tidal wave. It’s a futile goal. However, that being said, I’d like to preface this review with a simple request: Don’t make up your mind before seeing the final product. And really, this has to go both ways. When the first trailer for “Pacific Rim” was released, I saw way too many people instantly deciding that this was either the worst movie ever or the best.
Very few people ever say “This movie does/doesn’t align with my tastes. I am/am not interested in seeing it.” And, despite what my grandma may say, I’m not a perfect saint. I struggle with this urge to jump to conclusions as well. However, It pays to keep an open mind about things, you’ll find that your world experience will be greatly enhanced.
But you didn’t come here to get a lesson in internet mannerisms, you want to know how rad it is when a robot hits a giant monster in the face. The answer? Totally rad. – Read his Entire review!
Both our writers gave the film 4 and 4.5 out of 5 respectably which is very high honors from two very picky film goers. Will this change your mind on seeing it? Did you already see it? Take a second and vote below and you tell us whether Pacific Rim is worth seeing or not.