SPOILER WARNING:The Following Review Contains some Spoilers for the film Pacific Rim.
The year is 2013 and Aliens have opened a wormhole at the bottom of the ocean in order to visit cities along the coast. Oh, and they’re the size of skyscrapers, look like Godzillas extended family, and are in a very foul mood. So, to combat this new threat, the world bands together in a brilliant display of scientific fortitude to create Jaegers: a series of similarly gargantuan battle-bots piloted by humans and designed to kick some serious alien ass. And then the humans are winning (hurrah!), but then the aliens get smarter and they are losing (boo!), and then they start loosing so badly that the world loses faith in Jaegers and decides to shut down the program (sad day!) and build a wall instead (seriously?). But then the Jaeger general says screw it and tries to save the world anyway (woo!) but then – oh, never mind. The introductory plot of Pacific Rim –the backstory which must be stomached before devouring the good bits – is tedious and overly complex. But, brevity and focus of story, nice though they would be, are not why you’re considering plopping down $10-15 for tickets. What you care about are the battles -- the scenes where a robot the size of the Chrystler building goes head to head with a one hundred fifty foot tall sea monster wielding a cargo ship like a claymore. So, how are these battles, you ask? Well, not to put too fine a point on it, they’re fuckingawesome. I won’t spoil too much but sometimes there are Mechs and sometimes they have swords and when they do childlike giddiness ensues. So, if you are searching for a film to satisfy your summer movie-going needs of brainless blockbuster destruction, look no further. Pacific Rim will do that and then some. Read More