RATING: 4 / 5
I broke up with blockbusters this summer. Then a 300ft robot beat the unholy crap out of a giant sea monster, and everything was right with the world. Now I can relive the excitement all over again with Pacific Rim on DVD and Blu-ray
This past summer movie season was bloated with big budget blockbuster hopefuls, many of which flopped financially and critically. Although it didn't perform as well as I expect the studio expected, Pacific Rim rose from the depths of the summer movie doldrums and punched a hole right through the lazy ranks of the competition with its gleefully geeky premise and heavy manga / tokusatsu influence. It's big. It's over the top. It's unapologetic in its nerdiness and un-ironic fun. Pacific Rim is what summer movies should be about! It should be no surprise coming from a blog dedicated to creature features and Japanese giant monster movies that Pacific Rim was favorite movie of the summer. It's by no means a perfect movie, but it stands in stark contrast to what's endemically wrong with the vast majority of summer blockbusters.
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