I came for the robot/monster fights I stayed for the joy of it! This is a quintessential summer film. It’s not high art but it is high octane fun! In my mind Guillermo del Toro takes it above an average summer blockbuster, his is more of a labor of love, a sense of craft that makes it more enjoyable. Which is not to make it sound high brow, it’s mostly good fun, but really well done fun. Ehh. I’m droning on here. Let’s cut to the chase.
Do you like giant robots? Yup!
Do you like Kaiju (wikipedia link) movies? Yup!
Do you like Guillermo del Toro’s visual style and story telling? Heck yeah!
If you also answered some from “yes” to these questions then Go see this movie!
I also recommend seeing it in IMAX 3D if you can, it is fantastic!
If you want to hear the Tested crews “Spoilercast” on Pacific Rim check it out here – http://www.tested.com/art/movies/456929-spoilercast-pacific-rim-7292013/ – They much more eloquently express my feelings of joy about the film