5 Reasons Why Pacific Rim Isn't Actually That Good
5. There Isn't Really That Much Fighting
For all of Pacific Rims trailers showcasing pretty much nothing but robots fighting monsters, almost all of it is taken from the same thirty minutes or so of the film; those thirty minutes being the Hong Kong fight. If you take that fight out of the film, how much fighting actually is there? Theres the opening sequence which lasts about five minutes, followed by the ending, which is actually a relatively quick affair given the hype surrounding Class 5 Kaiju. The action that is actually in the film is fantastic, dont get me wrong. The Hong Kong fight was a brilliantly done, Guillermo Del Toro knows how to frame his action and make it watchable, no horrific shaky-cam nonsense where you cant tell what is hitting what. This is what made the film so disappointing, the distinct lack of it comparative to what was shown in the trailers. A frustrating amount of time was spent inside the base with characters whining about who gets to pilot the Jaeger, which, considering the main draw of this film is to watch massive robots punch massive monsters, quite frankly I couldnt care less about. Of course, the long amount of time spent developing characters would have been perfectly fine if it werent for the next problem
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