Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Tim Allen, Jonathan Colbon and Ian Fults
Podcast length: 59:14
Pacific Rim bill itself as a Giant Monsters vs. Giant Monsters battle movie. On that front, this film delivers beautifully. The monsters are unique and impressive, the Jaegers are very well designed and incredible to watch. The battle sequences are plentiful and extremely well executed. Some aspects of the film are believable, The ‘Neural Bridging’ technology is a compelling idea and it’s easy to imagine that we could see such technology inside the next 10 years.
Once we get past the visuals, the flaws in the story start to appear. Ian found the characters and storyline to be very flat and poorly developed, an all too common problem in current Sci-Fi Movies. Rem found the two scientests (Gottleib Geiszler) to be irritating and unimpressive, while Tim and Jonathan really enjoyed their roles. We concluded that too much time was spent on splashy visuals and not enough time on a strong script and well developed characters.
Pacific Rim is a summer blockbuster film that could have been more. If you’re looking for Giant Monsters and Giant Robots, you’ll be pretty satisfied. If you want well developed character and a fresh and interesting storyline, go watch Moon.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro
Charlie Hunnam – Raleigh Becket
Diego Klattenhoff – Yancy Becket
Idris Elba – Stacker Pentecost
Rinko Kikuchi – Mako Mori
Charlie Day – Dr. Newton Geiszler
Burn Gorman – Gottlieb
Ron Perlman – Hannibal Chau
Thanks to Tim Allen for joining us from The Can Tech Podcast
Sci Fi Movie Podcast Pacific Rim