A ridiculously entertaining (and often just plain ridiculous) monster-robot movie that plays like that “Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots” game from the 1960s.
In theaters: Friday, 12 July 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day
Jimmysaid on Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:31:40 PMI thought this movie was cool! The first 10 minutes is electrifying. I am really glad that all these people brought this film into being. It now exists and the Universe is a little bit more colourful and fun for it.
Criticising the uneducated masses whilst also being a servile pawn/battery of the system just like the rest of us is a moronic thing to say, by the way... LOL @ clever Hatchet.
Alliesaid on Friday, August 30, 2013 3:10:12 PMIf you don't know how to spell "puerile," then you have no high ground to call people uneducated, Hatchet.
Timsaid on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:16:04 AMThe movie is worth seeing, that's the bottom line. Maybe you don't love the characters, but that's not the real attraction anyway, its the action sequences, which are very good. Roeper gushed over Prometheus and gave it an A+, yet the character development in that movie was awful (but great visuals and also worth seeing). Very few movies are perfect, but this movie does enough to earn a good rating, that's the bottom line.
Seansaid on Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:58:37 AMPeople need to stop getting so butt hurt over the reviews. Mr. Roeper even said it was an entertaining movie. Sometimes you want to watch movies to feel inspired, sometimes to laugh...sometimes you just want to watch a giant robot punch a giant monster in the face. This movie is cornily awesome but far from the MOST AMAZING movie ever, even the actors would tell you that.
Andrew Bsaid on Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:54:40 AMHey Richard I just wanted to thank you for this great review and all of your other reviews as well.
JBsaid on Monday, July 22, 2013 12:51:41 PMFunny, "cyrollan"?
I liked the film, but I disagree with your "factual opinion" that this is the best movie period. You're not ALWAYS right, you know!
cyrollansaid on Sunday, July 21, 2013 4:55:02 PMDear Richard Roeper, you speak of "5,000 movies you need to see"... there's no way any of those beat Pacific Rim. This is the best film ever created. Argument over. Opinions do not count. This is factual opinion.
grunt2502said on Friday, July 19, 2013 7:11:27 PMIm sure this movie was made to entertain audiences with epic fighting between monsters and robots, not a drawn out story about the characters.
Chadsaid on Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:43:21 PMI had a blast watching this movie. I completely understand you rating this a B while also describing it as "ridiculously entertaining," because it was. This was the most fun I've had at the movies this summer compared to the other Blockbusters that have been released.
Also, I'm a proud popcorn munching moron whether I'm watching Pacific Rim or The Kings of Summer.
Also, thanks for your reviews, I love when I agree with your opinions and I especially love when I disagree, it really makes me think hard about what I'm watching and why I love film.
Aaronsaid on Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:18:14 PMGood review, Richard. I loved this movie. The detail and originality was amazing. Del Toro continues to impress with every film he directs!