Pacific Rim (2013)

pacificrimposterBy: Joel Olivo (Three Beers) –
How many beers do you recommend for this movie?
1 Beer! A Toast! Great Movie!2 Beers! Good Movie!3 Beers! Okay Movie!4 Beers! Mediocre Movie!5 Beers! Awful Movie!6-Pack! Bad movie! Do not be Sober!

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When I heard that Guillermo Del Toro dropped out of The Hobbit to work on a version of H.P. Lovecraft’s In The Mouth Of Madness, I was excited. When I heard that came off the table and a new movie, Pacific Rim, was the order of the day, I was considerably less excited and with good reason.

A rift to another dimension opens in the Pacific Ocean. Giant monsters called Kaiju spill out, wreaking havoc on the surrounding population. In an effort to stave off human extinction humans build giant robots called Jaegers manned by two pilots who are connected mentally through a psychic link called drifting.

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Chaos in the city!

A Toast

The robot design was good. Not too reminiscent of Transformers. All pictures in this review were drawn by sketch artist Jose Ramos in preparation for opening weekend.

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Unfortunately these sketches were more exciting than most of the fights.

Beer Two

This movie made me want to go to the gym. The Jaegers are operated by two pilots on ellipticals. There is a lot of intense elliptical action. The slow motion fight scenes go on forever and as excitement wanes sleep starts to set in. While the attacks on the city are exciting a lot of the fighting takes place in open water, we are relegated to watching a very wet version of Rock ’em Sock ’em robots.

Also, how many members of SAMCRO are in this movie?  I was waiting for Bobby and the rest of the Sons of Anarchy to come and kick some Kaiju ass. I was very excited to see Idris Elba kicking Kaiju butt, though.  As far as the rest of the cast, I was hardly on the edge of my seat when anyone was in danger.

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Is this movie over yet? It’s over 2 hours!

Beer Three

This movie can best be compared to Battleship. For better or for worse they were very similar movies. A great popcorn time, except that I hate popcorn. I need my snacks to have a bit more substance.

Verdict

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If you like ambiguous monsters coming to destroy our way of life a la Independence Day (with less awesome characters) then this movie is for you. If you are a fan of Godzilla then this movie is for you. If you wanted to be moved as humanity fights back from the encroaching darkness, then pass.

 

Drinking Game

Take a Drink: every time Charlie Day is not believable as a scientist.

Take a Drink: every time you miss Transformers.

Do a Shot of Jager: every time they mention the Jaegers.

About Joel Olivo

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5 comments

  1. Julio De Francisco

    This movie was Power Rangers for adults. Had a lot of cheese – though I couldn’t gauge whether it was intentional (scientists) or not (when pilots egos were involved).

  2. As much of a fan of del toros work as i am i want be positive and think its intentional !

  3. I had my fun with it. There’s plenty of Del Toro-ness to be had (especially Ron Perlman’s character) and it’s almost a love letter to all of the kaiju films Del Toro grew up on. I also love how much thought was put into the world, making it feel real and lived-in, right down to the rust flaking off of the equipment inside the cockpits.

  4. I LOVED this film. Its what summer is about and any one who disagrees is too young or too full of their own self importance to reallise the magic of summer movies!! Itss big its loud and its lacking plot. IT also has two member of SOA…what could be better?? Nothing, Summer is here at last:)

  5. Nice balanced review – short and sweet (the movie doesn’t really deserve a whole lot more). I’ve had more people piss on me for not liking this movie than any in recent memory. I’d give it 4 beers.

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