IMDB Rating: 6,9/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Writer: Travis Beacham
Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi
When I watch this movie again, I think it’s okay to enjoy some movie that has a plotless but pretty insane with the action scene. In fact, Pacific Rim is one of the most enthusiastic movies I’ve ever watched while this movie just came out. I always watch it over and over during my perpetual holiday, back in the old days. Watching with friends, I think I want to go back to those days. That’s why Pacific Rim is the most favorite movie ever, I’ll admit. But, the sensation is so offbeat when I watch this movie again. I just feel the feelings that I want to go back to the old days. A few months ago, the sequel was just released out directed by Steven S. DeKnight. I read the review of the sequel and found that the film received many negative responses compared to the first film. Not to mention, Guillermo Del Toro is no longer directed the movie who just got an Oscar in The Shape Of Water. In addition to his movie known for The Shape Of Water, he is also known for his films such as Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy. For Pacific Rim, it’s like a merger between Gundam and Godzilla. If those put together, this is it or can be compared with Neon Genesis Evangelion but very different if seen from the plot that was presented. It’s just about a monster against robots that are full of intense, action, action, and action.
“Pacific Rim,” tells about a horrible creature known as Kaiju, appearing in an ocean and starting a human war where many lives are being snatched up to millions and emerging fears from mankind. In order to fight the monsters, a weapon of destruction is made. A robot called Jaegers in which the robot is controlled by two pilots whose minds are unified and locked in a neural bridge. But Jaegers is still unbeaten by Kaiju. Amidst the critical, there is no choice but to call back the long-retired Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and the new Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) where they are both united but still trapped in a frozen past. Together, they stand as their sole hope in the face of the rigors of an apocalypse.
What’s presented by Pacific Rim is a movie that has a large destructive level with a truly brilliant visual effect seemed like you’re watching a robot films as a child. However, this is not like Transformers directed by Michael Bay which is more dominated by children and adolescents. Pacific Rim doesn’t forget its audience especially adults. It’s about a visual effect of the fight between Jaeger against Kaiju which’s shown very realistically as if we as the audience are in it as well. The action that presented is quite stunning so it always makes the audience amazed and forgets the premise of the story that presented. The opening scene opens with an explanation of the world’s setting, the origin of apocalypse and the emergence of monsters. But, this might be pretty annoying with the narrator because I don’t really care and it’s a cliche thing for me. The use of the place is very proclaimed and impressed to have the essence of an apocalypse is in itself like the monster movies you’ve ever watched as a child. The action between Kaiju and Jaegers is stunning with a heigh that’s almost equivalent to a skyscraper. Designed with capabilities as well as a slightly original control system. Therefore, all of that is displayed from the action, the design Jaegers and Kaiju has its own uniqueness.
Although we’ve been misled by the visual effects and CGI that presented in this film, the story seems solid and flat. The film also keeps a story about humanity, depression gets trapped in the past and trusts each other. It’s a cliche and everyone who watches it doesn’t really care. The plot presented seems to be in a push, especially when it reaches the climax. There are many holes plots that also make me wonder how this can happen, why not like this, like that, and etc. The characters are also not deeply developed. There is no development at all between the characters. If I’m talking about the acting in this movie, I think it’s the same as I’m talking stupid essence. Charlie Hunnam is like Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, starting from him that’s considered as a hero because of his appearance until his character who has more expectations. Again, it’s cliche. Rinko Kikuchi it’s the badass of all the characters, I think. Her acting it’s okay, I guess but she is the most badass character in this movie. However, the most I like about all the actors and actresses in this movie is Idris Elba. When talking about acting, he is the most dominant in this movie especially when he made a speech at the climax of the story that reminds me of Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day. Charlie Day also I think he is good although it’s a bit annoying. He is also more helpful to present the characters from behind the curtain although there are some parts that are directly in essence so that it looks very much if impressed in a hustle. But, everything stays exact from main characters to supporting characters.
Overall, Pacific Rim is intended for teenagers as well as children who want to watch action battle between robots against monsters. But, Guillermo Del Toro can make it possible for adults. For other aspects besides the action and visual effects, I think it needs to be dug deeper into the plot. But, it’s about action. “The awesome dumbest movie ever made,” Honest Trailers said. The visual effect is very brilliant, made as if we are also in the world of apocalypse it. Plot holes that persist are no guarantee that this is the worst movie ever. It’s better than Transformers. Pacific Rim is one of many inspired movies, one example of which Hollywood can also make a movie like this. If you want to enjoy intense action, Pacific Rim is the answer.