Something For The Weekend: Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim is going to be on my top ten list this year, and pretty close to the top. It’s one of very few movies tentpole movies I saw this year that I felt pure delight watching. It’s giant robots fighting giant monsters, what more could you want out of a popcorn action movie?

Here’s a snippet of my review from the summer:

[…] there’s no navel gazing in this movie, no “let’s explore the grey areas of the morality of what we are doing” or “what am I going to do with the amount of power I’ve been handed” or “I can’t take the pressure of protecting the world”, there’s just “HOLY SHIT A GIANT MONSTER GET IN THIS GIANT ROBOT AND GO PUNCH IT IN THE FACE!”

Let’s not mince words here, this movie is everything that a big summer movie is supposed to be: epic, ambitious, imaginative, engrossing, and above all it’s fucking fun.

It’s also one of only big budget feature this year that wasn’t a sequel or a remake and that alone is worth giving it a look. You can buy it below from Amazon or iTunes (or rent, if that’s your thing). Full disclosure: these are affiliate links so if youdo purchase we’ll get a cut which will help us keep doing what we’re doing. If you have an ad blocker in place you may need to turn it off and we’d be much obliged if you would.

Thanks and have a good weekend!