Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Pacific Rim (2013)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day


Lots of high-octane effects and testosterone-driven action. The robots and monsters fighting in cities make are a perfect combination of Godzilla, Cloverfield, and Real Steel. But with the awful dialogue, caricature performances, contrived dramatic situations, low-grade comedy silliness, and the most basic breaches of military protocol, I’d swear it was a Roland Emmerich movie.

Idris Elba’s pretty good, but Hunnam is pretty-boy stale, like Garrett Hedlund from TRON: Legacy. Charlie Day and Burn Gorman are both spectacularly annoying. Perlman is unfunny. I can’t help but feel that a star would have grounded things a little bit.

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