An epic movie from a passionate director
Sci-fi just got a whole load more colourful, in Del Toro’s attempt to reject the dark and brooding cynicism of some movies. Instead, the visuals are stunning and the action reaches almost operatic heights. It’s 2020 and humans are under attack from colossal beasts, a washed up pilot is called out of retirement to team up with a maverick flyer to defeat the enemies. This is a lush sci-fi treat, and who doesn't love seeing a robot punch a dinosaur? General admission. Over 18s only. Best available seating allocated by the venue on arrival. Your ticket price includes any meal off the menu.
"Pacific Rim, thank the gods of cinema, is the work of a humanist ready to banish cynicism for compassion."