Wednesday, July 17, 2013

243. Unsolicited Take: Pacific Rim

It's a Monday movie edition!! Yep, last Monday, I was able to watch Pacific Rim. However, we planned watching it via IMAX 3D but it's so costly for our pocket's sake, downgraded to 2D. I've seen the trailer while watching one movie and it got my mind's curiosity. 
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Written by Del Torro

It’s a robot movie; a machine movie, heavy mechanics and electrics movie. Versus monsters. If you’re a fan of Voltes V, Daimos, Evangelion, Gundam, I think you’ll also get to like this movie. At first, I was already getting bored; the good thing about the movie is that it’s getting exciting towards the end. I find it fast paced though with a timeline and with a lot of story lines squeezed in one sitting. There was this some 20 years ago some five years ago; and then there was a father-daughter, collector, scientists, etc. At some point I felt like there is too much going on in the movie. Anyway, the main point is the robots vs. the monsters. If you ever watched any of the cartoons/animes I mentioned above and include Ultraman in that list, you’ll basically have an idea that the movie comprises a lot of combats between the protagonist mechanics versus some antagonist sea creatures. Basically, that’s it, and the movie revolves around figuring out how to defeat the monster – identifying its strengths and weaknesses, how it/they arise/s, when, where, their origin etc. On the other hand, it’s how about planning the attacks, finding the perfect pair who would control the robot, etc. Just add some factors of The Core, and the drama of Armageddon, the Pacific Rim storyline is complete. For the visuals, it’s eye candy. 

My favorite line from the movie: "Stop the clock." It's a reminder that every bad thing happening has its end.

On a moral point of view, nakssss, I liked that simple thought that we can defeat our bad memories of yesterday, our thinking and negativity caused by the downbeat past which has been bothering us and  think of the present, we have the power to control the present and eventually fight for the future.

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