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An Extravaganza of Mediocrity in Plot, Acting, and Character Development.
on June 20, 2018
I hate giving three-star reviews. Who reads three-star reviews!? But, it is what it is. Is it a fun movie? Yeee... kind of. Is it a good plot line? It's okay, although pretty forgettable and pretty darned contrived. Are the characters good? Certainly no better than the first Pacific Rim (which I loved, but whose main character was downright yawn-inducing.) I watched the movie with my 22 year old son and halfway through the movie I paused it and quipped, "You know what this kaiju movie could really use....? Some KAIJU!" They don't show up until much too late in the movie (except in flashback type settings) and they almost seem like an afterthought. Sort of like, "Oh crap we made this Pacific Rim movie but forgot to put any kaiju in the plot." The acting is not horrible, but certainly not terrific. (Sorry, John Boyega gets way too much credit as an actor.) It's worth watching, maybe even renting, but it's definitely not worth the twenty bucks I spent on the blue-ray. Save your money for a better movie.