posted on 14 July 2013, 08:20 a.m.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi
Rating/Runtime: PG-13, 132 Minutes
As war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, and on; a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon a.k.a. gigantic (humongous might not be overstating it) robot, in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
- The special effects were amazing. It is truly amazing to see how far we have come in live animation. The battles were epic, although I just can't get worked up over the robot/alien thing, which comprised the entire movie.
- The acting, considering they were working with a really lame script, was relatively decent.
- The directing...well, it seems as if Guillermo should have insisted on a real storyline, other than one that strung one battle after another together. So, I can't give him props for directing.