Pacific Rim – 6.5/10.

IMDB Plot – As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

The problem with Pacific Rim is that, very much like Avatar, the jaw dropping special effects don’t hide or make up for the normal action movie clichés or the lazy, stereotypical characters (‘mad’ scientist x2, reluctant hero brought back for one last mission, po faced military leader). There isn’t one memorable character in this entire film, nobody stands out acting wise.

The much lauded Idris Elba is totally unbelievable and to be honest a bit rubbish as the fearless leader (complete with motivational speech obviously). Cheesy dialogue, predictable plot twists and an anti climatic ending all make for a massively disappointing movie because it has to be said the special effects are utterly amazing. The Transformers movies look like an embarrassment next to this. Missed opportunity but worth a watch just for how wonderful it looks.

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