So HOLY CRAP PACIFIC RIM YOU GUYS.
AMAZING film. Simply AMAZING.
Is it gonna win any Oscars for Best Actor? No. But that’s not why you go see it.
You go see it because GIANT ROBOTS VS GIANT MONSTERS IN AMAZINGLY WELL EXECUTED FIGHTS THAT FILL YOU WITH AWE AND SHOCK AND HORROR AND HOLYCRAP AWESOME and I don’t know how many more superlatives I can tack on.
Also, Ron Perlman gets to steal every scene he’s in with an over the top character and Idris Elba gets to be awesomely badass and in charge.
….and oh yeah, there’s a new comic too with a decently sized revelation that should have been clear from Tuesday’s comic. Which was originally meant to be part of this one, but I wasn’t 100% sold on the pacing.
And yes, if any of the two people who read this are curious…. the manner of this “reveal” hasn’t been the same since when I conceived it, but the entire dual identity reveal itself has been planned since 2009, when I first started plotting out this particular character arc in my head, and then subsequently dragging it out.