Evangel… no, Pacific Rim

Look, I love giant robots. I also tend to really love Ron Pearlman, especially when he does little bit parts. So when I saw the screenshots and previews for Pacific Rim, I knew I just had to see it in theaters before my time ran out to see robots in a truly GIANT way.

The costumes looked freaking awesome, and I can’t wait to see them at a convention (tis going to happen). The battle effects were much better than the nearest equivalent (the Transformers movies). I’d love to see a sequel to Pacific Rim, where I still haven’t even seen the third Transformers movie.

I really wanted this movie to be more like Mobile Suit Gundam, but it is, in truth, more of a Neon Genesis Evangelion. It feels like an Americanized Japanese movie. It brought back some pleasant memories of watching anime and getting introduced to characters for a long running anime. Its too bad it couldn’t have been a tv show, I think it would have actually worked better that way.

I wouldn’t rush to see this movie now that you can’t see it on the big screen, but it is worth seeing when you get around to it. You may even want to watch it a second or third time. This one seems like a movie I could enjoy just playing in the background while painting miniatures or something. No, that’s not supposed to be an insult!

About dhunterphillips

Visit my Facebook Fan Page to connect: http://www.facebook.com/DavidHunterPhillips While not working as a GeoInt Analyst in the Washington DC metro area, D. Hunter Phillips enjoys a life-long love of sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, and a great many other nerdy things that he explores through writing and games. D. Hunter regularly writes board game reviews at BoardGaming.com. Through his writing, D. Hunter hopes to inspire and speculate on the future and the past. He seeks deeper meanings within pulp genres of fantasy and sci-fi. D. Hunter enjoys the tales of John Ringo and Charles Stross. D. Hunter's readings lead him in a never ending cycle of sci-fi, history, physics, and psychology. D. Hunter enjoys going to DC area Goth clubs and seeing some of his favorite bands, such as VNV Nation. He also loves his home life with his partner in crime and several pets.
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