A good friend of mine insisted on my watching this film and to be honest, Pacific Rim was not on my radar at all. I actually thought Pacific Rim was the name of some concert on the west coast---yes, I was that unaware of this film
don't judge me---but thankfully after reading Alex's review, I was convinced that I had to see it. So my friend (hi Christine! *waves*) and I went to watch this and OMG YOU GUYS. OAIJDKSFHSKDJFSHDKJFDFS. WHAT A MOVIE. I'm not even familiar with mecha, but you don't have to be in order to appreciate this film. Hell, I didn't even know that Guillermo del Toro was directing it. Color me surprised when I saw his name during the ending credits!
But with that information aside, I was SO impressed with the film. It's visually arresting, and the plot is straightforward. But omgosh, the idea of Kaijus popping out from the water is effing scary. I genuinely got freaked out/terrified during some of the fighting scenes and the suspense at times was nerve-wracking!! As for the characters in the film, they were all well-crafted and the relationships in this movie were built on trust and acceptance which THANK YOU is wonderful to see.
Oh man. Commanding officer Pentecost, I love you. You carry the world on your shoulders but you still manage to be an efficient leader and you take good care of those that mean the most to you.
I also really appreciated that the main character (on the left) Raleigh's relationship with his co-pilot, Mako Mori (right). Because of their working together to fight against the Kaijus, they gain a strong trust between them and their friendship/partnership was perfect. I also felt like the relationship between these two could move into a romantic direction but I'm glad the movie didn't go there. There's some subtle hints and I like that the movie kept it ambiguous. :)
I hope my rambling might've at least peaked your interest because this movie is worth paying for. I don't know how much longer it'll still be in theaters but definitely go watch it while you can. The fight scenes are epic, the movie can be heart pounding but also funny and heartwarming too. Stephanie Perkins thought it was awesome if you're not convinced by me. Also, this:
Here's the trailer: