Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim
is awesome, scary, weird, exciting, exuberant, and ridiculous -- basically everything you want from a sci-fi action movie. And let’s not mince words here: This isn’t a drama with action elements; it’s not a gothic horror set in space; this film is equal parts explosive action and nerdy science fiction, and that’s it. If you’re not on board with humans piloting robots to fight giant monsters, it’s best to come to terms with that right now.
Still interested? Here’s the idea: One day, a huge, angry monster climbed out of a tectonic fault in the Pacific Ocean, and started destroying cities. Humans eventually killed it using...