Pacific Rim is the epitome of kick-assery. Go see it.
Oh, what's that? You want to know more details? Well then, take a seat and I'll tell you what it's all about.
Pacific Rim is set in a future where giant, Godzilla-sized monsters known as Kaiju wreak havoc around the world. And it is up to soldiers in equally huge robotic suits called, Jaegers, to slay these giant monsters. Sounds like an average schlock film. But I assure you, it is anything but that.
The film manages to put in a lot of moderation when it comes to how it is structured. Sure, there are giant mechs and monsters beating the living shit out of each other, but there is also some decent character development and witty writing (you know? Things Michael Bay wouldn't know) in the mix. Hold on, did I say "beating"? I meant "obliterating."
There were too many "holy shit" moments in this film to count but that's okay. Films are meant to be a form of entertainment, and I'm fine with large quantities of excitement as long as I'm able to care about the characters. With Baysformers, the action isn't really that exciting, because it shows difficulty as it tries to make me care. Pacific Rim gives me reason to care using, dare I say it, character development.
The other reason I care? It's the big-budget, godzilla-style monster-movie tribute we have been waiting for. And it surpasses expectations. But the thing is, I left the theater craving for even more excitement. Just a little more to satisfy my need for monster gore.
That being said, I still highly recommend it. And, for a full experience, watch it with friends.