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on 18 July 2013
I usually try to put a bit of effort into writing my film reviews on here, so that other people may get a sense of what the film I'm reviewing is like. Or at least what my experiences of a certain film is like (we all have different tastes after all).
But this, this film defies belief, so you'll have to excuse my unrelenting, one track barb, in this review.
Seriously, the plot is EXACTLY the same as Pacific Rim, currently doing the rounds at the cinema (giant monsters from under the ocean vs humans inside huge robotic fighting machines). I kind of got the feeling with the title Atlantic Rim (chuckles) that this was a cheap rip off but I didn't expect the source material to be almost identical in every way. And this film has 3 (count them) 3 writers. Doing what I ask? Smoking a bong and getting drunk, whilst printing out the Pacific Rim script off of the internet?
The acting (chuckles again) well, lets just say there's no Oscars to be had here and that's being Mother Theresa type generous.
The special effects are just that, "special" they are some of the worst effects you will ever see in a modern day movie. Even the fire explosions are bad, it's CGI fire lifted from a cheap computer program and pasted onto the screen. The robots and monsters are laughably bad. I was in fits when I first saw the creatures and the robots are the same animation over and over but with different lights and coloured panels on them (seriously) I don't honestly think I've laughed so hard since I watched Sand sharks.
Half of the time the actors are looking at the giant robots but are looking in the opposite direction to where the robots are on the screen, it's hilarious.
In a spurt of curiosity I looked to see what other delights this director had done previously, to see if this was just one blot on his CV. But after reading the titles of 2 of his previous movies "Bikini spring break" and "Underground lizard people" I kind of gave up giving the guy any credibility what so ever.
All is not lost though, this movie is one of the worst films you will ever watch, and I emphasize the word EVER. But if you can get a bunch of mates round and get in a few crates of lager and a couple of bottles of JD to get blathered on, I'm sure this will be one of the most hilarious 90 minutes you'll ever spend. Should your brain be sane, sober and in good health however, avoid this film like your life depended on it.
0/10 Truly the word "Pants" was invented for this film.
Word of note, PACIFIC rim is awesome and deserves to be seen, unlike this pile of poop.