Added 2 new A* pages:I saw Pacific Rim over the weekend (I don't go to many movies in the theater--in fact this is the only one in recent memory aside from the latest Star Trek), and here was how I summarized my feelings about it for a friend:|
|I liked it! As a summer blockbuster type thing, I mean--the story arc is entirely standard as far as these things go, the characters more or less cartoonish, and it wouldn't do to think about details of the plot very closely. But the casting is good, and giant robo/monster action plentiful and reasonably entertaining, and it doesn't take itself too seriously--I even rather liked how one goofy scientist character was channeling Rick Moranis' character from "Ghostbusters."|
I also liked Ron Perlman being all over the top in it (as a black market giant alien organ harvester) as he is in so many of Guillermo del Toro's films. And Idris Elba was really good in a more serious role. Good, somewhat silly, well-executed action movie fun, kinda like the first Starship Troopers was. So yeah! The friend who took me to Pacific Rim is also jonesing to see the upcoming Elysium, so maybe I'll have something to say about that movie three or four weeks from now. Sure do seem to be a lot of sci-fi movies coming out lately.