I grew up on the Channel 56 Creature Double Feature, watching & building up my brain box with things like Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, War of the Gargantuans, and Destroy All Monsters. Kaiju is in my DNA it seems.
So when the first trailer hit, my inner ten-years was ecstatic and knew this was a must see. He would not be denied and it completely out-of-control about it.
Sadly, in recent weeks it has become almost a necessity to see it opening weekend, thanks to news stories that started weeks ago, bringing the knives out and trying to kill it before it’s release (Looking at you, Variety!). This article, almost three weeks before release is released, is an example of negative attacks.
That, plus the idea that this is an original idea, not based on any specific license, made me want to give it my opening weekend money in support. And because I LOATHE the idea of Grown-Ups 2 doing better than it! So I turndled off to see a non-IMAX, non-3D screening… at 9 in the morning on a Saturday.
I VERY much enjoyed it. I had some issues with some of the pacing and the character motivation involv-
THIS IS TEN-YEAR OLD ANDREW.
THE ONLY THING BAD ABOUT THIS MOVIE WAS THAT THERE NEEDED TO BE LESS TALKING AND MORE ROBOTS AND MONSTERS FIGHTING SCENES!!!
JAEGERS! JAEGERS! WE NEED MORE JAEGERS!
WICKED COOL ONES THAT CAN DO JUDO FLIPS AND LAUNCH THEIR FISTS LIKE MY SHOGUN WARRIORS!!! I WANT THE 18″ NECA FIGURES BUT I”D BREAK’EM BECAUSE I’D SMASH’EM TOGETHER DOING MONSTER BATTLES!
MONSTERS WERE FUN AND BIG AND BAD AND SLIMY AND NEEDED TO BE POUNDED INTO THE GROUND BUT COOL BECAUSE THEY HAVE SNAPPER TAILS AND ACID GOOP IN’EM!
PILOTS ARE COOL! SCIENTISTS ARE FUNNY AND SMART! I’D FOLLOW IDRIS ELBA INTO HELL IF HE ASKED ME!
THIS HAS EVERYTHING! ROBOTS, MONSTERS, HELICOPTERS, ALIENS, TANKERS AS BATS, HIDDEN SIDESHOW IMAGES, PLUG SUITS, GUTS, BLUE BLOOD, LAVA!
SEE IT THIS WEEKEND SO YOU TOO CAN SAY “F*&K YOU, GROWN-UPS 2!” GO RIGHT NOW!
OLD, STINKY, GRUMPY ME IS WAKING UP…
Sorry about that. Where was I?
So… go see Pacific Rim.
WORTH PAYING… Evening prices, if you want to enjoy a big, fun sci-if monster movie
WORTH MAKING TOYS? NECA is all over this in action figure and 18″ size!
OW, my head hurts… like ate too much sugar.