Honestly, I didn’t expect to like this movie at all. Maybe because I have no knowledge about this film except of giant monsters and robots. We went to the theaters picking from Monster’s University, Despicable Me or Pacific Rim. We we’re curious about the movie that’s why we chose to watch it.

Well the movies great! I think it beats ALL the Transformers movie franchise. While watching it, my wife whispered to me that if they can make a descent movie about giant robots and monsters, it would be a great idea to have a Gundam movie or an Evangelion movie. Ildris Elba‘s character is superb! I say he really shine on this one.

It’s a CGI heavy movie but it’s a brilliant CGI film. The colors looks great even at night. The battles are heart pounding. You can almost feel the ground shake while the robot walks around and rumbles the ground, if only the cinema have a ground shake effect like on those 4D theater rides it would make an awesome experience. I prefer this CGI treatment than what they did in the Avengers movies.

The giant robots are called Jaeger (German for Hunter) and the Monster beast alien are called Kaiju (Japanes for giant Beast). It was pretty nostalgic for me because I was found of watching Sentai as a kid and seeing these montrous giants battle out was pretty epic. I feel it was a nod for those series like Ultraman and those Kaiju monster movies, theres even a Kaiju that reminiscent of Ultraman’s enemy while they fought it out at Japan.

Also Charlie Day‘s performance is very hilarious and entertaining that he steals every spotlight on the film and Burn Gorman was as hell very funny, (I remember him on the Dark Knight Rises Film and his character from TDKR was a quiet, stiff and very serious that I didn’t expect him to be very entertaining and capable of making us laugh.)

One of the reason the movie is epic that it was directed by Guillermo del Toro. One of the greatest storytellers I’ve seen.

All in all, it was a very entertaining movie and we would want to see it again in theaters or on DVD. I great-fully recommend you guys to check it out. I think this is one of those movies that I really enjoy watching and would probably cancel whatever I’m doing when I saw this on HBO or any Cable channel.