Average User Score: 7.5Nov 25, 2013I loved this flick. Saw it with my daughter, who is in to all things anime, and she also loved it.
Saw it in an IMAX theater and that lead to my biggest complaint: all the rain in 3D made it hard to focus on the action once in a while. But since that is my biggest complaint, that should tell you what I think of the rest of the movie.
Loved the Jaegers and Kaijus. Gipsy Danger rocks!
The fact that this is (gasp!) and ORIGINAL universe gave Guillermo del Toro freedom to create as he wished, without the fear that the die hard fans would hate what he did. And create he did. If you get a chance watch the extras in the Blu-ray. I think you'll be surprised at how many small details are in the movie.
Idris Elba is one of my favorite up-and-coming actors. His work in The Wire was incredible, and it is good that Hollywood is giving him an opportunity. Charlie Hunnam was more than serviceable as the action hero and while I am not a fan of Rinko Kikuchi, she also played her role well.
I will not lie and say that there is anything extraordinarily NEW here. It is a story of humans v. monsters. But this minor film does BIG better than a lot of predecessors recently. The Transformers trilogy comes to mind immediately.
While it seems like a backhanded compliment, you need to enjoy this movie for what it is. It is nothing more than a rollercoaster ride and, as such, does the job VERY well.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0May 25, 2013Really liked this flick. Unlike Tony Stark 3, sorry... "Iron Man 3“'... this movie delivers what it promises: fast cars, explosions & bullets. Oh, and its LOUD. Yes, it has its stupidity but damn, it is a Fast & Furious movie. If your expectation is that you are going to see the next Citizen Kane, you are going to be severely disappointed.… Expand