"Today, We Are Cancelling The Apocalypse!!"
Directed By: Guillermo Del Toro
Written By: Travis Beachim, Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman,
The Story: For a long time, mankind feared an alien invasion coming from the sky. Instead, giant alien creatures known as "Kaiju" emerge from a portal deep beneath the Pacific Ocean and causing massive destruction to the countries they invade. The world forces join together to create giant robots, known as "Jaegers", which must be controlled by two human pilots each. As the war worsens, the fate of the world is now relied on a former Jaeger pilot, Raleigh (played by Charlie Hunnam) and a rookie, Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikichi)
The Verdict: Almost everything in this movie is large scale and grand. The CGI are great, especially scenes of the early appearances of the Kaijus (to the next Godzilla movie, this will be the standard expected of you). The action, whether the large scale robots vs monsters, or even the small scale human-human fight sequences are tightly executed (although there are still a few which are exaggeratedly done... this is Hollywood afterall). The story, although having nothing groundbreaking, is still interesting enough to keep us investing our time in. A solid and entertaining piece of summer blockbuster movie.
Special Shout Out: # The film's score - loved it! # The child actor who played a young Mako Mori (played by Mana Ashida) - she was great! Give her more roles!
Rating: 7.5 out of 10