So Leigh and I saw Pacific Rim with Justice after church today.
If you were expecting live action Evangelion... don't. Eva might be pretentious, because it's aiming for deep ideas and falling short. Pacific Rim is completely mindless. The kaiju have less depth than in Godzilla movies. The pilots aren't much better, appearing to have been built entirely of blockbuster cliches (hero who quit and took up a working class job because he saw someone die, black commander with a mysterious past). The one character they DO copy is Rei. The downtime in NERV or whatever it was called that was supposed to be used for character development was basically dead air. You're just there for the big action scenes in the third act. The actors are either mediocre or phoning it in (i.e. Idris Elba).
That said, there is one redeeming subplot. The bickering scientists Hermann Gottlieb and Newton Something discover how the kaiju's wormhole works by neurally linking with one's brain. In the course of trying to find a live brain, Newton has to deal with a Hong Kong black marketeer played by a scene-stealing Ron Perlman. (And for some reason, "Hermann Gottlieb" is so English that he says "By Jove!")
But the main thing I walked out of the theatre remembering is how stupid the writing was. "They have two brains, like dinosaurs!" "My robot isn't digital; it's analog!"
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