Thanks to Geeks Are Sexy, I came across this Honest Trailer for this year’s popular flick, Pacific Rim. To be perfectly honest, while the movie was entertaining, it did require a lot of brain inactivity. Attempts to be mentally conscious elicited at least ten plot questions before the title sequence had even displayed.
Here’s the honest trailer. There are some minor spoilers so watch with caution if you’re still intending to catch the movie.
And because I’m optimistic that somebody somewhere may have the answers my plot red flags, here they are:
Naturally this next section comes with a Spoiler Alert warning.
So these are the thoughts that flitted through my head in the first 20 odd minutes of the movie, before the main title sequence. Not many of them were answered as the movie progressed.
Okay, I’m done whingeing. I love action movies but, seriously, put some thought into the script. We have some amazing, intelligent storytellers on this planet and this movie has some really cool action and visual elements to it. It just grates my goat when the two seem to be mutually exclusive in Hollywood’s fare, especially when it involves otherwise brilliant and talented people.
I was taken by the lengths that director Guillermo del Toro went to craft the shots in the movie; it really is visually spectacular. That doesn’t mean it has to be stupid. The pretty-but-dumb jock routine died with the 80s.
Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.