Chandler’s Trailers: “Pacific Rim” (2013)

000pacificrim      With “Pacific Rim” Guillermo del Toro makes another attempt at convincing the stubborn that his reputation as an important international director is a stature entirely unmerited. This blending of kaiju and mecha genres is nothing more than”Inframan” only with much more expensive special effects set pieces, though to be honest, after an hour or so of the darkness/rain/mist impaired battle scenes, complete with frenetic editing that assures further obscuring of the image, the clarity of the simplistic and crude effects in that film would be a welcome respite from yet another modern example of action sequence as illegible precursor to a migraine.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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1 Response to Chandler’s Trailers: “Pacific Rim” (2013)

  1. I enjoyed Pacific Rim. It kept the adrenalin going and I liked the characters. But, conversely, I hated the action scenes for just the reasons you gave. It’s like watching a fight in the dark. There’s no way you can tell who’s doing what to whom. It was frustrating, and as you say, just a few moments into such scenes I could feel a headache coming on.

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