July 11, 2013

All I Want... Is For It To Be Cool. Is That Too Much To Ask?

I don't get excited about movies much anymore.  It's been a long time since I eagerly awaited some big Hollywood blockbuster... I outgrew that sort of thing, I think.  But then, almost a year ago, I caught wind of something that sounded cool, if they did it right.  Then a couple of months ago, the trailers started to hit the web.  And tomorrow, July 12, 2013, the first movie I've been really excited about in years is hitting the movie screens.  Ladles and girlymen, allow me to introduce to you...

WANT.  OH SO WANT.  Mecha!  Kaiju!  Heck, GLaDOS!  It may not be Sharknado, but it'll do.

(note: longtime readers will point out that I did get excited about Tintin.  While true, that was an excitement mixed with deep-seated fear that it would suck.  It was that fear that kept me from seeing it in the theatre.  Nothing of the sort is going to happen to me with Pacific Rim.  I grew up with Tintin.  I learned to read with Tintin.  It would have seriously hurt if that movie was bad.  This one?  If it's bad, I'm out $10 and two hours or whatever.)

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:30 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Yeah, that's on my agenda for this weekend too.

Posted by: Mauser at July 12, 2013 05:03 AM (cZPoz)

2 I'm sticking with cynical, until Ducks say otherwise.

Posted by: Ben at July 12, 2013 09:29 AM (/Mdmg)

3 Nothing I've read on the Intarwubz so far has given me cause to fear about Pacific Rim. At the very least I'll be entertained for a couple of hours.

Posted by: GreyDuck at July 12, 2013 09:38 AM (3m7pZ)

4 I won't be able to see it this weekend, and truth be told, it doesn't look good for next weekend either... but the one after that?  I'm taking four days off... in a row... so just maybe then.

Posted by: Wonderduck at July 12, 2013 02:02 PM (Mgfuf)

5 'twas a solidly fun ride, even at stupid-full-movie-price-for-3. 

Posted by: Douglas Oosting at July 13, 2013 12:01 AM (vtGjZ)

6 I may give it a try after all.  A friend of my wife's described it as "Robotech + Godzilla".  Considering those are two of my top ten favorite things...

Posted by: Ben at July 13, 2013 09:17 AM (/Mdmg)

7

Reviews have been good. Berardinelli says there isn't an original moment in it, but that everything that it does is done really well.

Sounds like a solid summer blockbuster. I anticipate that it's going to rake in the dough.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 13, 2013 12:11 PM (+rSRq)

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