I didn't expect to watch Pacific Rim. There I was at the cinema with my brother trying to pick a movie to watch when he said we should go for this new robot movie and I thought " well why not?"
So the story of Pacific Rim is that an alien invasion (called Kaijuis) is coming to earth, from the sea and not space for some reason. Its a little strange to think of aliens coming from underground but its no big deal, anyways so to deal with these giant aliens humans build Robots called Jaeger to fight them off. Problem is those robots need at least two people to pilot them or they cause brain damage to the pilots and that's where our movie begins.
The movie follows the story of Raleigh Becke ( Charlie Hunnam ) A pilot who is forced to fight these aliens after losing his brother. In all honesty its barely worth talking about the characters at all since almost all of them seem very flat and dull. The story tries to go for some large emotional story with drama all of which is largely unnecessary because the the audience is here to see Robots vs Aliens not a pretty lame love story or incredibly pointless "inspiring" speeches by the captain.
Still even among this cast of dull characters some actors manage to stand out, my two favorite are Ron Perlman who plays a fast talking mafia boss guy and Max Martini who portrays a protective father trying to watch out for his son. The two actors take wildly different approaches to their roles, Ron knows he can ham it up as much as he wants and he does so with gusto while Martini plays his role with a much more serious vibe to him, either way both actors perform admirably and its thanks to them that the humans in this movie don't all feel incredibly stale and boring.
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The quality of CGI in this movie is phenomenal, there really isn't enough praise that can be given to how gorgeously done things look in this movie. Its probably due to the cost of the CGI that the audience is ̶t̶o̶r̶t̶u̶r̶e̶d̶ exposed to the story.
So in conclusion P.R is a action filled story light movie that feels a lot like junk food, it fun while you have it but afterwards you realize its just empty calories really.