Don't you usually post these threads months in advance?
Sometimes an entire year.
Why are you surprised it is getting good ratings?
Because it looked like a forgetable summer movie with robots and special effects. It didn't look bad necessarily, it just didn't look all that earth-shattering. I figured I might
check it out.
Well, I've seen it and I'm giving it an A.
I loved it. It was a nice to see a live action anime with with all the requisite characters. We had the young hero, the hardcore captain/general, the pretty girl, the com guy and some comic relief with our wacky scientists and an opportunistic business man in a gaudy outfit. Throw in some mecha and Godzilla done right and you've got a complete package. And more than that, it told a complete story without trying to set up multiple sequels. I just read that it was del Toro's intention to bring the genre to the big screen and I think he did well by packing a lot into two hours. What remains to be seen is how well this does financially. I wouldn't mind seeing other movies made like this. I also read that he wanted something to counteract the current dark and cynical trend, and I'm sorry to hear that since I like the trend, but this managed to be fun without being too light, so points there too.
I can't say that this is the best movie of the summer, cause of course that's entirely subjective. I will say it's my favorite movie of the summer so far.
As good as this was, I'm still putting Man of Steel
at the top of my list. I think Pacific Rim
is being better received because it doesn't have to live up to any expectations.
Phily B wrote:
…as far as plot goes, there were so many times where stuff kinda didn't make sense but was so awesome you overlooked it.
Yeah, I suppose you could nitpick the logic behind using giant robots to fight monsters as well as why they need two pilots in a mind meld, but the concept is fun and you find yourself more accepting as the movie progresses.
My partner loved that too and grabbed my arm and just started saying, "VOLTRON! That's like VOLTRON!!!"
I thought of Voltron too.