Pacific Rim (DVD)
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Pacific Rim (DVD)
Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) brings out the big guns in this sci-fi action epic about a ragtag band of humans that 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 (including Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day & Rinko Kikuchi) 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.]]>
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.72 Ounces
- Item model number : WHV1000510191DVD
- Director : Guillermo del Toro
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC
- Release date : October 14, 2014
- Actors : Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky
- Producers : Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B00M2FMF6S
- Writers : Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
- Number of discs : 1
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Well, for a giant monster movie. Anyone going into this expecting Oscar performances has got to re-align themselves. It's a sci-fi monster movie for pete's sake. But, surprisingly, the actors do an amazing job portraying real human relationships, conflict, and challenges. Even after watching this multiple times, it still draws some tears and cheers from me at certain points.
Honestly, I don't know how they could have done the genre better. This is my epitome of the Kaiju genre. if you like those types of movies, This is definitely a good watch. If you like sci-fi and action (with believable plot), this is a good watch. If you like Mech's, this is a good watch. IMO you can't go wrong with this movie.
Bought the movie shortly after. Holy cow! Action to the end! Smart enough so it doesn’t insult intelligence; dumb enough to allow your inner child to enjoy beating the snot out of nasty monsters. I have easily watched it a dozen times since buying it.
And then I waited... sequel? God smiled upon my wishes; yes. You get a sequel. So, this time I made absolutely sure to see it in the theater and bring my kids since they were loving the first movie too. About $60 and two hours later, I was sad that they killed a promising franchise with a played-out formula of “teenagers with powers/talents and an unreasonable amount of responsibility”.
So I continue to re-watch the original Pacific Rim, hoping that they can make a third movie that will do the franchise justice and make the world forget about the Uprising sequel that left us all disappointed.
Until then, spend the $3 to rent this for a night, turn off the lights and turn up your soundbar or 5.1 system. You won’t be let down.
This movie is in large part excellent with a few narrative short cuts that really hinder the film. The movie feels like its missing minimally 15 minutes of development in act 2, character motivations seem undeveloped, arbitrary or childish because of pacing choices. Beyond this, you've got excellent world building, great art design, some very fun characters (when not struggling with the screen time issue) and clever use of the established fiction.
For its strengths being executed so perfectly the film I think will persist as a standard bearer for the genre. I still disappointed that impatience seems to have curtailed its perfection, when you compare this with a film like "Predator" where the economy of the screenplay and the editing is perfect. This movie invites a successor to come along and supercede it with a more competently developed and executed story.
IMHO this movie lands on not only must see but must own until something better comes along... and I don't think that will be any time soon.
4K UHD HDR:
This film is a perfect tech demo for the format and for OLED tech. Its rendition of HDR is the best I've seen in film so far. I don't know what else to say beyond that, its the best in a film I've seen to date, its the most consistently applied and on OLED its jaw dropping. Scenes that movie theaters failed to render look stunning here. If you own an OLED you need to buy and view this, don't stream it, you need to either download it or watch it from the disk.
There are better movies out there that are not the same caliber of product, this is a must own IMHO.
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Great action and the 3D effects are some of the best I have seen.