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What Death Means in Film, or How the Coolest Character in ‘Pacific Rim’ Ruins the Movie [Opinion]

My friend and roommate Jeffrey recently showed me Pacific Rim for the first time (I missed it in theaters). For the most part, I thought it was fun – I mean, it was overwrought and cliché, and I didn’t care about any of the characters, but I went in expecting big, dumb, goofy robot / monster fights, and that’s what I enjoyed about the film.

And one character, more than any other, summed up the big, dumb, goofy fun aspect of the film – Hannibal Chau, played by the great Ron Perlman.

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For those who haven’t seen it, some minor spoilers for the film follow.

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Retro Reviews: Unbreakable

While every other site offers you reviews of the most current movies in theaters, someone needs to step in to review the movies that came out 10+ years ago. So hop on into the Wayback Machine with me, and let’s see what cinema has already offered…

Today’s my birthday, so I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to review one of my favorite films – which also happens to be another Samuel L. Jackson superhero movie (kind of) – Unbreakable.

For those who may not know, Unbreakable was M. Night Shyamalan’s first film after The Sixth Sense (this was back before he lost his mind and talent), but surprisingly few people seem to remember it. I actually think it’s a stronger film than The Sixth Sense in a lot of ways, but then again I am much more the target demographic for this film.

More after the jump.

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