Average User Score: 8.8May 19, 2015This movie was a spectacle... a top notch spectacle. Every shot was a painting. Every concept was over the top. Every scene was a 20 minuteThis movie was a spectacle... a top notch spectacle. Every shot was a painting. Every concept was over the top. Every scene was a 20 minute non-stop buzz saw of guzzoline-filled action.
What this film lacked was the sense of isolation found in Road Warrior & Thunderdome. Part of the problem was the scale and budget of the film. Everything was bigger and more densely populated. Adding to that was the fact there there was such little down time, particularly at the beginning of the film. It gave me the feeling that world was made up of relatively densely populated and advanced enclaves that were in pretty close proximity to each other. Sure, the main civilization was run by a totalitarian madman but other than that it was well organized, running efficiently and generally in great shape. What happened to the rag-tag tribes that could barely scratching out an existence from a deserted post-apocalyptic wasteland?
While technically and cinematically incredible, I think Miller couldn't see the forest for the trees and forgot what made the last two films so haunting and memorable.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Dec 7, 2013If you like GDT movies you'll love Pacific Rim. A visual spectacle with some interesting concepts mixed in. But if you don't typically likeIf you like GDT movies you'll love Pacific Rim. A visual spectacle with some interesting concepts mixed in. But if you don't typically like GDT movies because of questionable logical beats and character motivations, dumb plot holes, and stories that just fall flat after an initial flurry then you'll find more of the same here. I largely enjoyed the first act but I just wanted it to end when the story got "moving." Granted I'm no longer a 13 year old boy. If I was I would have watched it 10 times already. Still, that's no excuse for poor storytelling.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Dec 4, 2011This film spent too much time focussing on the story of reintroducing the Muppets and not enough time reintroducing why the Muppets were soThis film spent too much time focussing on the story of reintroducing the Muppets and not enough time reintroducing why the Muppets were so wonderful in the first place.
The characters that drove the movie were the non-Muppets Jason Segal, Amy Addams, and Walter the puppet. Not only were the characters generic and utterly forgetable but they forced the movie to play by predictable people rules rather than the insanely absurd logic of the Muppets. What you ended up with is a movie with Muppets in it rather than a Muppet movie.
Was the plot reasonably entertaining? I guess. Were there occasional funny and absurd moments? Yeah. Did they get the tone of the Muppets down? Sort of. Unfortunately, "reasonably", "occasional", and "sort of" are the last three words I would ever want to apply to something as weirdly inspired and proudly original as the Muppets.
Maybe having Jason Segal write and star in this movie was a mistake. The Muppets should have been the stars of this show, not him. If your desperate for a Muppet fix, I'm sure you'll be somewhat pleased with this movie. Otherwise see it on DVD.… Expand