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Milkfred E. Moore
Aug 27, 2006

The fate of destruction is also the joy of rebirth.


In my mind, the closest comparison for Pacific Rim is Avatar. A simple, straightforward story that is designed to deliver an amazing spectacle set in an amazing, fantastic world of action and adventure. The film moves at a solid pace, driving towards the next scene without issue, never letting anything drag on or over stay its welcome. Almost every event in the film is there because of something a character did earlier - the Kaiju drift, checking for a pulse, even the designs and behaviour of the monsters. The characters are delivered in broad strokes leaving them likeable and easy to understand. Where Transformers is cynical, always reminding the audience that the 'grown up' military will prevail over childish toy-machines, Pacific Rim is optimistic and unapologetic about itself - it's an adventure film about adrenaline fuelled 'rock stars' in giant robots fighting giant monsters from another dimension.

The soundtrack is incredible, the direction impeccable, the set design... everything about the film is just incredible and clearly indicates the sheer amount of love that went into the film.

The only real flaw I have with this film is that it isn't long enough. There's so much more that I would have liked to see - particularly of the robots Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon and their respective pilots.

5/5

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