Just watched Pacific Rim. It was...surprisingly good.
I'm not saying it's a 10/10 movie that's got everything right, but it was less crappy than I expected.
I was expecting some crappy actors that just ran around, shouting and punching aliens with giant robots. And while it IS a pretty brainless movie, it's fun to watch. The actors aren't horrible, the storyline is reasonable, and the robots and aliens are actually thought out. Guillarme del Torro really thought about this movie.
In short, it's an epic movie. Not the kind of epic movie that became a classic as soon as it came out (like LoTR), but epic as in glorious, humongous, jaw-dropping. The scenes are epic, the CGI is epic, the fights are epic (ever seen a 100 meter tall robot take out a equally tall alien with a goddamn oceanliner? I have).
While it's clearly not a serious movie, it does try to be one sometimes. And it kinda fucks up the atmosphere.
I mean, one moment you're fighting a giant alien, the next it's all "Ohh, you're not good enough" or "why do you have all these emotions?" GET BACK TO ALIEN-BASHING, YOU IDIOTS.
My advice: go watch it. Watch it drunk, stoned or with some friends when you're not in the mood for a serious movie.
7/10. Bonus for the epic CGI, but penalty for trying to get serious and almost becoming a cliche.