July 16, 2013

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)
Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro
Country: USA

Review: Guillermo Del Toro continues his extremely graphical career on cinema with “Pacific Rim”, another sci-fi film filled with destruction scenarios and insensate battles between monsters (in variations of sharks and dinosaurs) and giant robots. The film puts so much energy in the fighting scenes that I had difficulty to know what was going on in them.  Actually, its imposing score, together with the rumble of the battles, can lead to a terrible headache. There are some interesting characters, like the crazy scientists or an extravagant trader from the black-market, but not even them could save the movie from its unemotional story filled with banality. As usual in this genre, the exuberant visuals became tiresome and repetitive in a short time; and the washed-up plot was completely smashed by its meticulous eye-catching details or by its unpleasing fights. I wished Del Toro had adopted a weirdest, dark mood, in the same line of Shynia Tsukamoto’s “Tetsuo”, but unfortunately he chose something closer to “Transformers”, although technically much better. If you’re a fan of fierce action and exhaustive special effects, without minding if the story is fresh or appealing, then this is a film for you. Otherwise, skip it, because this is more nauseating than riding a roller coaster for ten times in a row.

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