Pacific Rim answers its critics
The things that you criticized Pacific Rim for lacking, such as character development, playing with scale and general world-building, were far from absent. In addition to the Alaska shoreline scene, we have the perpetual-motion device in the office building (come on, that was pretty cute) and a detailed prologue to lay out the process and necessity for the two-brain neural drift (it’s too much neural load for one brain to handle!). I’ll give it to you: Idris Elba – an incredible actor – is underutilized and Charlie Hunnam is by no means ideal. The characters also don’t give you everything you could want, but del Toro is engaged in the difficult calculus of balancing characters with the desire for Jaeger-Kaiju brawls.
A few stray thoughts: unlike in Man of Steel, this film seemed to value human life in every battle and always made the costs seem real (we also get a real view of the horror of being a bystander). Also, it was fun to see the fate of the world settled mostly with fists (and the occasional nuclear Jaeger core). And speaking of that, the explosion under the ocean was a wonderful display of water displacement!
Evil Dead deserved 100% approval
I find it appalling that you, out of all of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, were the only one to give (The Evil Dead) a negative review. It was a pinnacle in the horror genre and led to many, many copies and inspired a ton of horror filmmakers today. The camera work was fantastic, the story was original and it spawned the career of the most cherished B-movie star, Bruce Campbell. This movie launched the career of director Sam Raimi as well, who went on to create the rest of the Evil Dead trilogy as well as the first live-action Spider-Man movies, Darkman, Drag Me To Hell and many others. To say that The Evil Dead isn’t a fantastic movie and a cinematic achievement is simply idiotic. The series of movies have spawned a huge cult following and paved the way for many horror movies even if nowadays the genre has become a repetitive joke. This film is a great film, and you are wrong for not thinking so. It was among an elite list of films that dawned a 100% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and you, sir, have ruined that.
Pain & Gain as offensive as they come
Seriously Josh! I can’t believe that anyone could actually give Pain & Gain a positive review. It’s seriously one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. Have you ever seen a film where women were objectified more? Marky Mark gives The Rock his woman as a gift! Every female character is incredibly dumb except maybe Rebel Wilson, who’s just being Rebel Wilson. How about Marky Mark’s rant about how terrible China is? Or the obligatory scene with a little person? Or the priest coming on to The Rock and him beating the priest up for comic effect? One of the most offensive films I’ve ever seen!