Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Starring: Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Basically: Nice fight scenes but comedy struggles with sobriety
My husband and I get regular films from Lovefilm. So every Thursday, if we have received a film to watch, I will review it honestly. Please bear in mind that this is just my personal opinion.
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
Great graphics lend this film a sense of scale similar to Godzilla and King Kong, even if the storyline is just as far-fetched. The idea of two people working together so completely, in mind and in body, is a wonderful premise and I’d like to think that the world would pull together as well in reality if under threat of extinction. Some of the actors gave credible performances, there is a happy ending of sorts (spoilers) and who doesn’t like violence on a grand scale? Some of the fight scenes are awesome in magnitude and there are many amusing moments.
Most of the actors in this film did not take their roles seriously – which would be fine if four of the actors hadn’t been trying so hard to portray theirs with incredibly serious professionalism. The majority of actors having fun with their roles took it to almost bad B-Movie standards, which meant the attempts of the more serious actors did not mesh well. The storyline is not the most believable and has some fun elements, but I did find the plot a bit predictable.
Overall Rating: 6/10
Overall Rating: 7/10
Plot, Storyline: 7/10
Graphics, Visuals: 9/10
Acting, Characters: 7/10