RANDY (AND RANDY?) REVIEW “PACIFIC RIM”!

Written by on July 14, 2013 in Ask Randy, News, Uncategorized - 2 Comments

Randy here talking about Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.

I grew up on the Channel 56 Creature Double Feature, watching & building up my brain box with things like Godzilla, Rodan, MothraWar 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-

*WHACK*

SHUT UP OLDER, STUPIDER ME!

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!

GOTTA RUN.
OLD, STINKY, GRUMPY ME IS WAKING UP…

…ugh.

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.

RANDY 

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Randy has been writing about reporting on toys for AFTimes since 1995 and shows no sign of stopping! He's been in all aspects of toys and collecting from retail clerk to toy company adviser, as well as been a toy expert for CNN. He's met Comic Artists to Adult film stars to Navy SEALS, during his time, as well as covered events from SDCC to American International Toy Fair. He also loves movies, so don't be surprised if that comes up too-as well as some movie reviews!

2 Comments on "RANDY (AND RANDY?) REVIEW “PACIFIC RIM”!"

  1. Sliding Lock Man in PA July 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm ·

    Great review, sir. Spot on.

  2. Randy of AFTimes July 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm ·

    Thanks, SLM.

    I think… hey, waitaminute!
    I didn’t write that!

    Seriously- a couple of times, my brain was trying to be all analytical and critical then my inner ten-year-old would scream SHUT UP! ;D

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