Pacific Rim is a pet project of Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). Having seen trailers in both 2D and 3D, be informed: in 2D, it looks a bit cartoony. 3D comports the sense of massive scale appropriate to these creatures that are 10 stories tall. No doubt thanks to del Toro’s skilled helming, Rim is currently rating about 71% on RottenTomatoes – very good for a monster mash, and fairly obscure brand.
Grown Ups 2 is our other new contender. Why on earth? I have no idea. Grown Ups had tallied 9% positive reviews on RottenTomaotes. Grown Ups 2? None. Zee-Roh. Even so, die hard Sandler fans and familiar stomping grounds may help this straight forward family-ish comedy beat out that also family friendly Pacific Rim. However, Despicable Me 2 is most likely to retain the top spot, and The Lone Ranger, which is very solid entertainment, might have some hold.
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