Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pacific Rim: They Came From Under Space

You have your zombies & aliens; your cowboys & aliens; your monsters & robots; your werewolves & vampires.

So why not sea monsters & cyborgs?

Ready, or not, here they are in Guillermo del Toro's wonderfully hocky sci fi, horror flick. And if monster movies are your thing, and the Movie Slut certainly hopes they are, you'll enjoy this insane, inane summer thriller.

Beware! You might experience the sensation of dropping into a gigantic video game. But a few compelling characters elevate the movie into something more. The most interesting and endearing of these is Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), the Janpanese actor who stole Babel right out of Brad Pitt's flailing hands.

The MS would have preferred shorter battles and more wacko pseudoscience, but, hey, those monsters are pretty awesome.


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