Blockbuster season is gearing up, Evil Geeks and so far this summer has been kind to us as our first popcorn flick of the season, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, was UNBELIEVABLY good. Godzilla is up this week and with the bad taste of this Summer’s second blockbuster, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, still in my mouth, I’ve been hoping beyond all other hopes that the grumpy green giant wouldn’t let me down after plunking down $18.50 to check him out in IMAX. Can this once great cinema icon stomp his way back into our hearts and movie-going wallets once again? His loathsome last reboot was dead on arrival in the theaters, so with that failure still behind him, if this movie doesn’t deliver, then Hollywood just might finally manage to kill off Godzilla once and for all. Sure the citizens of countless Pacific adjacent cities would be grateful, but damn it; do we really want to live in a world where poor box office returns can accomplish something King Ghidora never could?
Happy Saturday Evil Geeks! If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been waiting all summer long for a certain blockbuster to hit. Sure it’s been a pretty geeky Summer at the box office with Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 hitting, but as much as I love comics and comic movies, there’s been one movie that I just have absolutely been dying to see and that is Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters battling giant robots epic Pacific Rim. As a kid growing up not too far enough away from New York City that we didn’t get their channels, I spent a lot of Saturday afternoon’s plopped down in front of the TV watching old Godzilla and Gamera flicks on WPIX’s Morgus Movie. Every show was hosted by the mad scientist Dr. Morgus, who would introduce the movies and do skits set in his laboratory for commercial bumpers. I was raised on a steady diet of 60’s and 70’s monster movies because of that show and to this day I still have a soft spot in my movie loving heart for cheesy movies featuring dudes in rubber suits fighting each other. So how does Pacific Rim hold up to someone who’s a lover of Godzilla classics? Read on and find out!