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Pacific Rim Movie Review

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About a year and a half ago, I saw an ad for Pacific Rim, a new film coming out that, at first glance, looked like an attempt to cash in on the financial success of the Transformers series. However, when I found out that acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro was at the helm of the project, my expectations rose significantly. I’m a fan of both Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies, so I figured that Del Toro would be able to pull through with Pacific Rim, as well. So was this 2+ hour kaiju-rama worth the $15 I paid to see it in 3D? Continue reading Pacific Rim Movie Review

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Godzilla (2014) Movie Review

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Ever since its announcement, the new Godzilla movie has had kaiju fans foaming at the mouth. The first trailer was all over the web as soon as it was released, and everyone who drooled over Pacific Rim’s excellent special effects last summer got excited just thinking about an American version of the king of the monsters. Sure, we had the 1998 adaptation, but that wasn’t so much a film as it was a giant slap in the face to the source material and fans alike. Finally, we were all going to be treated to the Godzilla film that we’d been dreaming of. Sure enough, the movie lived up to the hype, and although it isn’t a perfect film, it’s certainly one of the best sci-fi adventures to be released this summer. Continue reading Godzilla (2014) Movie Review