The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Giant monsters from another dimension fight futuristic robots, called jaegers, for the fate of the world. One of the best pilots comes out of retirement to link his mind with a rookie to pilot one of the last remaining jaegers against an onslaught of kaiju.
The four primary jaegers in the movie are named Gipsy Danger (USA), Cherno Alpha (Russia), Striker Eureka (Australia), and Crimson Typhoon (China). The jaeger shown in the Tokyo flashback is Coyote Tango.
Ron Pearlman's character's "death" in PACIFIC RIM is rumored to be an homage to Samuel L. Jackson's character's death in DEEP BLUE SEA. Both featured a high profile badass character actor in a smaller role being killed suddenly by a nautical monster for comedic effect.
"Today, today… at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we've chosen not only to believe in ourselves but in each other. Today, there’s not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone. Not today. Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them! Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse!"