• Travis Moody

    On point.

  • davehearn

    Looks like I’ll be saving the price of that movie ticket.

    Excellent review, Paul.

  • Kelvin Green

    I liked this one a lot. For context, I have seen shedloads of Godzilla films — albeit mostly from the 60’s and 70’s — and I thought Pacific Rim was great fun.

    • Paul Brian McCoy

      I’m working on a Pacific Rim Blu-ray review as we speak, since the previous administration skipped it when it was in theaters and a review copy never came through.

  • Adam Barraclough

    I think my expectations have been mitigated by seeing so many of the icons of my youth fallen to ruin on the big screen in recent years. Compared to Transformers, G.I. Joe (the first film anyway,) Conan the Barbarian and what looks to be brewing with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I really think this take on Godzilla could have been far worse.
    And being familiar with Edwards’ previous film, none of the slow build or obfuscation really surprised me. I was honestly happy to see as much as we did.

    I realize saying “it could have been shittier” is a hell of a cop out. And I really am growing tired of the trend of repackaging these icons for the unfamiliar, with just enough fan service to get the ComiCon crowd foaming at the mouth. It could have been handled better and honestly should have been handled better. But it didn’t offend me the way those other films have. If I can fall back on yet another classic cop-out of the disappointed hardcore fan, I guess I’m hoping there’s enough juice at the box office to warrant a sequel. One that hits the notes we’re hoping for.

    • Paul Brian McCoy

      Well, a sequel has already been announced. So I’m hoping Edwards’ Monster Island idea he’s been talking about is something more like what a Godzilla movie is supposed to be.

      I’d put this on par with the Conan remake. Well made, decent cast, but weak-ass story.

      • Kelvin Green

        I wouldn’t put anything near that Conan remake, for fear of contamination.

      • Adam Barraclough

        I WANT TO GO TO MONSTER ISLAND.