Pacific Rim Uprising is a more fascinating, unpredictable creation than its predecessor, and one that sticks longer in the mind.
Everything here is needlessly bloated to accommodate its status as an international, prestige production.
David Zellner’s film settles firmly into the perspective of a lost soul who finds solace in the swaddling security of fantasy.
This botched vision accepts the warrior’s nobility at face value and sees the story merely as a springboard for high-flying action and CGI special effects.
Guillermo del Toro’s hulking sci-fi actioner strides onto Blu-ray with an astonishing, muscular A/V transfer, armed to the teeth with an arsenal’s worth of fascinating extras from Warner Home Video.
Guillermo del Toro doesn’t rise above the obligations of staging a film of this sort as a video game, a stylish but programmatic ride toward an inevitable final boss battle.
It’s a caper film that doesn’t generate much excitement around its capers and a comedy that would be much funnier if it paid more attention to detail or established a more personal perspective.
This category makes me sad for what it exposes about the way Academy Award winners are made and potentially set up for embarrassing falls.
Alright, the first column seems to have gone fairly well. An observation though: not enough conflict. We’re in agreement on far too much.