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    My Pacific Rim review (No spoilers)

    Just back from watching Pacific Rim and figured I'd write a review while it's still fresh in my mind.
    Not going to give any spoilers away so don't worry about that.


    First I'll start with the pros:

    As always Guillermo del Toro delivers some stunning cinematic direction.
    The effects and fight scenes were top notch, and the film had plenty of both.
    What I enjoyed about this flick the most is that when I go out to see an action flick, I want just that. Lots of action.
    Even from the beginning of this film the tone is set with an opening scene of monstrous battle.
    I pretty much knew from there that it wasn't going to let up much.
    If you're a fan of Sci-fi, stunning effects, and epic Mech vs. Godzilla sized aliens you'll love this movie just for that.


    Now the cons:

    Unfortunately the individual character story lines were extremely cliche'd.
    I felt like I've seen every one of these characters in different movies dozens of times.
    Now I understand this is a sci-fi action movie, but it wouldn't kill someone to maybe bring some originality to character development.
    I think most people that are into watching movies will understand exactly what I'm conveying once they see this.
    There were a few areas in the plot that felt predictable as well.
    That being said, it doesn't exactly break the movie viewing experience (especially in the theater) it's just a minor disappointment for me,
    considering this is the same guy that brought masterpieces like Pan's Labyrinth and The Orphanage to life.


    Overall this was a fun movie packed with shit loads of great action and effects.
    I recommend going out to see it in the theaters.

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    Was gonna watch it last Saturday, but had to work.
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    I had a feeling this movie would be exactly as you described.

    I still intend to see it. Probably tonight.


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    rate/10 man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoteen View Post
    rate/10 man?
    Action: 9/10

    Effects: 8/10

    Story: 6/10

    Overall: 7/10

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    My thoughts exactly man, and it didn't help that the acting was forced half the time. Especially the Aussie accents. God it was awful. But aside from that it was beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    My thoughts exactly man, and it didn't help that the acting was forced half the time. Especially the Aussie accents. God it was awful. But aside from that it was beautiful.
    Agreed, I think Idris Elba and Ron Perlman played their roles well. Everyone else was pretty mediocre to say the least.

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    Hmm figured kinda like one of those aesthetic concept movies where more thought was put into cinematic effects rather than an original storyline

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    character development was mediocre on this but doesn't matter - guillermo del toro motha fucks

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    Would you recommend to watch it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clastic View Post
    Would you recommend to watch it?
    Are you fucking blind? Read through the thread before you reply.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Overall this was a fun movie packed with shit loads of great action and effects.
    I recommend going out to see it in the theaters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Killianaire View Post
    Are you fucking blind? Read through the thread before you reply.
    Woah chill bro, I didn't have my contacts on and I was asking the general audience not just him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clastic View Post

    Woah chill bro, I didn't have my contacts on and I was asking the general audience not just him
    It's more than awesome. It's like a celebration of action cinema. You only notice it's flaws during the slow bits but there are only a few of those.

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    Well I think I liked it.

    Overall 8/10.

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    Yall obviously don't know about 1Channel.ch | LetMeWatchThis | Vodly - Watch Movies Online Free - Just Added
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