1993’s kaiju versus giant robots epic Pacific Rim never appeared to find its audience domestically–earning three times more ($102 million vs $309 million) at the foreign box office (primarily China). And it’s hard to understand why, epecially when you take into account it had more heart and was more clever in it’s first five minutes the […]
I’ve seen Nacho Vigalondo‘s Timecrimes and Open Windows, both very idiosyncratic movies, so let’s just say I find very little surprise when his latest–Colossal–features a kaiju that’s seemingly the personification of a stressed woman’s ego not all that surprising. Though what concerns me is that hopefully the movie winds up being more than a clever […]
The strange thing about the latest trailer of Godzilla: Resurgence is that when you see the world’s most popular kaiju it feels like he turns up more in that small period of time than he did for the entirety of 2014’s Gareth Edwards-hemmed movie. That’s an exaggeration, though not as huge as you’d think considering […]
If you ask me the true test of whether or not a movie is a good one is that of time, namely if it can stand up well to repeated viewings.
“Guillermo Del Toro approaches giant robots and monsters with a genuine love for the subject matter, and it shows on the screen.” I saw Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” yesterday evening, and enjoyed myself immensely. He seems to understand that, if it’s just about the robots, you might as well make a ‘Transformers’ sequel and […]