Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Review of Pacific Rim

Note: See Pacific Rim in 2D. I have heard mixed things about the 3D. Some people have said the 3D is too dark, and others have said it adds to the movie. I hear IMAX is the way to see it if you can though. I'd also like to say, stay during the credits for a bonus scene. At the very end of the credits there's also one last bit of audio.

I have always been very curious about Pacific Rim, ever since I heard about it last year. As the film got closer I got even more curious. So, of course, when the film came out, I went out to the cinema to check it out. It turns out, Pacific Rim is the definition of an awesome Summer Movie Escapism.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Review of Despicable Me 2

I was a pretty big fan of the first Despicable Me movie. I thought it was clever and actually pretty funny, and of course I loved the Minions. Since the first film made so much money it was a given that there was going to be a sequel. However, Despicable Me 2 was not nearly as good as the first film. In fact, I can only call Despicable Me 2 mediocre.

In the first film, we were introduced to the super-villain, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), whose life was changed by the three orphan girls he adopted (Margo, Edith, and Agnes.) The second film begins with a look at how there life is now. Gru is no longer a villain, he's actually a good guy. However, there are still bad guys in the world. Gru is then visited by agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) from the Anti-Villain League. It turns out Lucy and the Anti-Villain League need assistance in stopping a criminal. Gru accepts the offer, and goes undercover with Lucy at the mall to try to find the bad guy.