Monday, July 15, 2013

Who's On Top: Movies

#Spotlight:
Pacific Rim

Viewed from one angle — from below, say, as you cower before the Imax screen, your 3-D glasses digging into the bridge of your nose, condensation from your Diet Coke dripping onto your leg — “Pacific Rim” looks a lot like other movies of its type. So consider yourself warned. If you walk in expecting subtlety, or even novelty, you may find yourself more tormented than entertained. But “Pacific Rim” is also a reminder — either just in time or much too late — that this kind of movie can and should be fun. The director, Guillermo del Toro (who wrote the script with Travis Beacham), is an unabashed genre enthusiast and a feverish inventor of fantastical worlds, enchanted by the visual and symbolic power of monsters and intoxicated by his own imagination. It is true that he has employed that imagination to more memorable effect in other movies, notably the wonderful “Hellboy” pictures and the shattering Spanish Civil War horror-allegories “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Devil’s Backbone.” Admirers of those films may find this one crude and overscale by comparison. Still, “Pacific Rim,” with its carefree blend of silliness and solemnity, is clearly the product of an ingenious and playful pop sensibility. —A. O. Scott

Top 5 @ Box Office:
  1. Despicable Me 2
  2. Grown Ups 2
  3. Pacific Rim
  4. The Heat
  5. The Lone Ranger
  6. Monsters University
  7. World War Z
  8. White House Down
  9. Kevin Hart : Let Me Explain
  10. Man of Steel

Disclaimer: All info comes from NYTimes.com.

1 comment:

  1. Pacific Rim was an anime come to life - it was awesome!

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