Pacific Rim (2013)

Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr.,

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam
Rinko Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
Idris Elba
Idris Elba
Max Martini
Max Martini
Clifton Collins Jr.
Clifton Collins Jr.

Plot: A ragtag band of humans band together in the year 2025 to fight legions of monstrous creatures rising from the sea. Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless enemy, the forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes -- a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee -- who now stand as earth's final hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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Thinking About Genre, part 1

Thinking About Genre, part 1

For such a type to be successful means that its conventions have imposed themselves upon the general consciousness and become the accepted vehicles of a particular set of attitudes and a particular aesthetic effect. One goes to any individual […]

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Recent Viewing: July 2013

Recent Viewing: July 2013

The most recent movie I’ve seen in a theatre is Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim. I confess I didn’t have high hopes. I’ve always found his big budget mainstream productions far less satisfying than his more personal […]

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