Sci Fi Movie Podcast Pacific Rim

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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Tim Allen, Jonathan Colbon and Ian Fults

Podcast length: 59:14

Sci-Fi Movie Podcast - Pacific RimThis time on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, we’re digging deeper into “Pacific Rim” the Giant Robot vs. Kaiju epic from 2013, directed by Guillermo del Toro.

The Positive
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.

The Negative
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.

The Verdict
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

Cast:

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

The Asylum Studios – Atlantic Rim

Pacific Rim Movie Trailer

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Sci Fi Movie Podcast Pacific Rim