Pacific Rim [PG-13] 2013 Warner Bros. Driected by Guillermo del Toro
Grade: B- Up-Graded from C.
par: Characters- Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba). +1: Kaiju (monster) and Jeager (robot) design and animation. par: Improbable science: mind-linked robot controls; using a tanker ship as a club. +1: Flashback sequence of young Mako (Mana Ashida) par: Invading aliens’ over-confidence.
The Lone Ranger [PG-13] 2013 Disney Directed by Gore Verbinski
Grade C Down-graded from B
par: Cast- Armie Hammer (as the Lone Ranger/ John Reid), Johnny Depp (Tonto). -1: Flashback story structure. -1: Pace. par: Eccentric characters- Red (Helena Bonham Carter), Silver (horse). -1: Physics of fighting on top of a moving train.