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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim (2013)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Starring Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and Robert Kazinsky



The planet is being attacked by huge monsters that are coming through a portal beneath the sea and it’s time for the human race to fight back by creating robot fighting machines.


My first thoughts when seeing the trailer for this film was it seems like a bigger budget Syfy channel TV film much like a Giant Shark vs. Giant Octopus and I wasn’t interested in seeing it. However with Del Toro as director I thought I would give it a go. As usual with his films it looks spectacular, the effects and the fight scenes between monster and robot are stunning. However the film lacks any other interesting points and in the middle of all this destruction a love story develops of which I had no interest in.



Apart from the fight scenes and the stunning effects I found this film boring. I felt the film didn’t really know what it wanted to be. I wouldn’t recommend it but at the end of the day it’s up to you if this is something you want to waste your time with.

TheFriedGold rating – 2/10 – TV movie with great effects



Film Fact


There is a post credit scene involving a character who makes a reappearance and once all the credits have rolled there is a roaring noise which suggests a hint at a possible sequel.

Pacific Rim

I love big budget blockbusters that look like a rip-roaring adventure. I love Stringer Bell. I love Del Toro.

This trailer looks GOOD. Big aliens. Big robots. Big fighting. What more do you need?!


Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor

Starring Nicolas Cage and Idris Elba


After the first outing Johnny Blaze is now hiding out in Eastern Europe trying to withhold the inner evil that possesses him. However when the Devil arrives on earth trying to take over a new human host the Ghost Rider is called upon to stop him.

If I’m honest, and I don’t think many people will disagree with me, the first Ghost Rider film wasn’t the best; it lacked the punch and coolness you get from a superhero film. And unfortunately this second incarnation of the film is the same. It tries to be cool and stylish but it fails to deliver, the 3d doesn’t impress and nor does the story.

I am a fan of Nicolas Cage but his acting in this fails to impress. If you haven’t seen the first one it will make no difference by just watching this. However I would recommend giving this a miss as it is not worth watching and at time ventured on boring.

Film Fact

Jerry Springer flashes up in an image during the film when they are talking about different incarnations of the devil