Pacific Rim: Uprising is Fun & Plays With Scale Just as Well as Kong Skull Island (Review)

Pacific Rim: Uprising is Fun & Plays With Scale Just as Well as Kong Skull Island (Review)

This week it was Pacific Rim: Uprising.  Somehow I missed the Giant Robot versus Kaiju craze.  I’ve never seen any of the anime, never read the manga, never really was that interested in it.  And I wasn’t that keen on seeing Pacific Rim: Uprising – I hadn’t seen the first one because I thought it would break my brain (physics doesn’t work like that).  So it came as a surprise to me when I absolutely loved it. I just loved seeing Giant Robots fighting. I liked seeing these huge machines dominating the battlefield until whaaaa – an EVEN BIGGER robot comes out dwarfs absolutely everything.  I get the appeal now; it’s very fun. Read more

The Great Wall: Clunky but Original & Refreshing with a Subtle Max Brooks Influence [Review]

The Great Wall: Clunky but Original & Refreshing with a Subtle Max Brooks Influence [Review]

This week it was either the 146 minute long A Cure For Wellness or the much shorter The Great Wall.  Naturally I gravitated towards the film that had Matt Damon and monsters, which sounds like a very appealing combination to me.  Apparently (according to Wikipedia) this was released in China a few months back and then finally released here.  From what I gather it wasn’t all that critically acclaimed, here or in China (at the time I saw it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 40%) but did it really deserve that rating? Read more