Variety Says ‘Pacific Rim’ is Doomed; We Strongly Disagree


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Shame on you if you haven’t been paying close to attention to Pacific Rim. But, if you’re one of the unfortunate and clueless people out there that have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about, here’s a summary.

Pacific Rim is an upcoming sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro that’s about massive robots known as Jaegers battling giant monsters known as Jaegers. Yeah. This movie is going to be epic.

Unfortunately, there are some out there that are predicting the movie to be a failure. Variety recently reported that early tracking of Pacific Rim suggests that it will only take in about $30 opening weekend. This is not a good sign for a movie that costs close to $200 million to get on the big screen.

Honestly, we’re not buying this, more so after Variety speculated that Pacific Rim will be this year’s Battleship. As Forbes pointed out, pre-release tracking has become “a weapon for use by rival studios and/or a knives-out media to preemptively proclaim failure before the race has even begun.” And, there’s a lot of hype for Pacific Rim from not only del Toro’s rabid fanbase, but also moviegoers who want to witness an original and epic movie experience.

While Pacific Rim will open against some major, and mindless, competition with Adam Sandler’s first ever sequel, Grown Ups 2, we have a feeling that Pacific Rim won’t be the bust that Battleship was. Why? Because this movie will have legs, much like Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, and besides, Battleship was just terrible and I hate the filmmakers for taking away 2 hours of my life that I’ll never get back.

Even if Pacific Rim doesn’t have a huge opening weekend, it’s bound to become a cult classic and will do well when it gets released on DVD and Blu-Ray because at some point a movie gets rewarded for being un unique and pushing boundaries.

Pacific Rim storms into theaters on July 12 and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), the awesome Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), and Hellboy himself Ron Perlman.

So, are you excited for Pacific Rim? And, if you’re still on the fence, check out this trailer after the jump.


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