I always try to downplay my expectations for upcoming movies, because I hate being disappointed in a film, especially one I was excited about seeing. Luckily, my expectations were met well with Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro did more than deliver an exciting mecha vs. kaiju summer action flick. he populated it with solid, atypical characters (if you don't dig Mako Mori, I don't understand you.) (And I am a big fan of Idris Elba, to boot.) His attention to detail and design really add a lot to the movie in subtle ways that will stick with people for a long time. And despite a... disappointing opening weekend, the buzz for the movie has definitely found a following, meaning we're likely to see more. Go see it on the big screen this weekend.