Deep-Sea Monsters At the Movies!

July 13, 2013 at 2:49 AM (current news, human life issues, movie reviews, music and entertainment, social opinion, web gossip)


Friday is film day!  Only one movie made the cut for us today, though we could have caught a second film.  Actually, after seeing the movie that we did see, we probably would have seen the other movie instead!  No matter; we saw what we saw!

Our feature film for this week was Pacific Rim!  The film begins with the display of an ancient rift beneath the sea floor of The Pacific Ocean.  It is from this breach of the ground that enormous creatures called Kaiju arise and attack!  Nations of the world immediately band together in response, creating a pact that will allow their militaries to unite for the purpose of battling the marine monsters.

Extreme and enormous robots called Jaegers are created to battle the Kaiju.  The Jaegers begin fighting the Kaiju at first, yet they come to a stand-off against the monsters.   Fighters Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), Yancy Becket (Diego Klattenhoff), and Mako Maori (Rinko Kikuchi) are returning to the military program to train as pilots for the Jaegers.  They have an initially disastrous test run of the Jaegers, yet the team is forced to regroup.  Hong Kong has been destroyed by the Kaiju, and the forces are needed now!

Dr. Newton Geizler (Charlie Day) has been experimenting with mechanical technology and mental advancement.  He has been testing with links to the brain and potential devices to enhance mental capacity.  In his fervor to create more works, Dr. Geizler sneaks the assistance of black market operator Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman) to deliver more kaiju brain materials.  Chau is critical of Geizler’s efforts, yet he does opt to go ahead with getting the brain materials from the Kaiju monsters.  Yet, this is a fatal move for Chau, as he is killed in this operation!

Kaiju advance toward Hong Kong, attacking it!  China has the assistance of Australia and Russia to defend it against the monsters, but their forces are destroyed quickly by the Kaiju.  The Jaegers controlled by Mako and Raleigh manage to stop the attack!

Dr. Geizler has completed an experiment that allowed him to access the Kaiju brain.  It was a nearly deadly test, yet Dr. Geizler learned that the Kaiju really are biological machines sent from another world.  They are being used by their alien hosts as some manners of a step-one colonization plan!

As Dr. Geizler’s experiment became expansive, it drew the attention of Kaiju at their home world!  More arrived at Earth, proceeding to Hong Kong to find Dr. Geizler.   As one Kaiju is seen by Geizler, it is revealed to be pregnant.  It dies, then it’s baby attacks Hannibal Chau and his attack forces.  After eating Chau, the newborn Kaiju then dies before it can do any more damage!

Dr. Geizler and a colleague enter the dead Kaiju’s brain, where they discover a portal that allowed passage from the alien world to Earth.  Jaeger machines are gathered, and a nuclear device is prepared for one to be deployed undersea.  As Jaegers prepare to submerge for placement of the bomb,  Geizler and Gottleib discover and underwater portal which allows the passage of only Kaiju!

Combative forces gather to battle the Kaiju.  A nuclear bomb is made to destroy them once and for all.  A risky mission is embarked upon to enter the undersea portal, yet Kaiju emerge to attack!  One of the Kaiju is the biggest one that has been seen yet, and the human forces end up detonating bombs, killing themselves to destroy the Kaiju before they can reach the surface!

At the end, Raleigh and Mako get hold of a kaiju carcass, which they use to get through the wormhole.  They enter the Kaiju dimension, where Raleigh creates a nuclear bomb.  It explodes as he and Mako escape!

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Next week has six features that plan to pull people to the big screens!  The big films include The Conjuring (Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Patrick Wilson), Girl Most Likely (Annette Benning, Darren Criss, Matt Dillon, Kristen Wiig), Only God Forgives (Ryan Gosling, Vithaya Pansringarm, Yayaying Rhatha Phongham, Kristin Scott Thomas) Red 2 (Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis), R.I.P.D. (Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Ryan Reynolds), and Turbo (voices of Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, and Maya Rudolph).  We will pick the two that seem the best for that day!

Of course, some can be saved for the following Friday!  Several movies will premiere that week, yet only one will be on the must-see list.  The highly-anticipated The Wolverine opens Friday, July 26!  That same day sees the openings of Blue Jasmine and The To Do List!  That will wrap up July 2013 movie releases!

I was peepin’ in some mirrors…..

         
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