Paul Hunton visits with Tim Day of Day at the Movies to discuss the buzz worthy Pacific Rim. You can listen to Paul's reviews on 89.1 every Thursday and watch 24 Frames on channel 5 Saturday evenings at 9:00.
One year at the county fair two of my friends took turns shooting those little targets where you have to bust out the entire center red circle to win a prize. My first friend handled the task with great precision knocking out the entire thing in a very concise and efficient manner leaving us all in a state of awe. My second friend, knowing he couldn’t have the success of the first, went wild. He shot his target, some poor little girls target, I think he shot some of the prizes, and sent the carnival worker ducking for cover. We howled with excitement, laughed, and ran off. It was an adrenaline rush and completely hilarious(probably dangerous) and fun. If the actions of my two friends were summer blockbusters then my first friend would have made “Man of Steel” an over serious, emotionally bloated super hero movie that was proficiently executed. My second friend would have made “Pacific Rim” a ridiculous, yet amazingly awesome Robots vs. Monsters movie that splatters like machine gun fire. Both movies are worthy of praise and admiration but for entirely different reasons. If you don’t have a switch that can flip between enjoying pure entertainment and spectacle, while also appreciating, let’s say, “Citizen Kane” then “Pacific Rim” is not for you.