It wasn't as exciting as I had hoped, but maybe I was going in with high expectations which often leads to that.
I did feel like Cranston's death was kind of, foolish? I dunno, didn't seem necessary.
It started out really well, for sure. The movie as a whole was definitely a good throw back film, which I think is more of what it was meant to be rather than a remake "new and improved" idea like the last one was.
In my opinion, Pacific Rim was better. I don't recall anyone trying to kill the kaiju in that with assault rifles lol, which is starting to become a real gripe I have about monster movies.
If everyone sees a missile have absolutely no effect on something, no one is going to shoot at it with a rifle afterward, and try to hang on to their gear and rifles while they run around and climb things. If actual news was shown with a giant monster wrecking havoc, no one would go to an office meeting the next day like it was a normal day. Kids wouldn't be sent to school, etc.
Sorry if I'm overly critical, it was a fun movie!
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