Hey, here’s another idea…you could always, y’know, GO OUT AND BUY IT. Pacific Rim is a really special film that deserves your money, especially considering how poorly it performed in the U.S. thanks to Warner Bros. and their near-nonexistent marketing.
Seriously, people. Pacific Rim does not deserve to be pirated. If you have a heart, scruples, any love for good cinema…don’t stream it. Don’t download it. Buy the movie. Support it. Support Guillermo del Toro’s vision and passion. Support a movie that brings back that original Star Wars-style sense of wonder. Support a movie that’s not a product of the remake machine, that takes familiar elements and creates something uniquely new out of them. Support a movie that embraces diversity. Support a movie where the women aren’t just vapid sex objects that contribute nothing. Support a movie that has a really fun atmosphere and a positive outlook. Support the best special effects and design work of 2013, Oscars be damned. Support a movie that shows better than many that have come out in recent years that if we can put aside our petty differences and work together, we can overcome any obstacle. Support giant robots punching giant monsters in the fucking face.
Buy Pacific Rim. Give this movie the support it needs and deserves. Make the studios stand up and take notice that we want more, and with luck there can be a Pacific Rim 2 someday.
That or rent the movie from whatever rental thingy in your proximity if you can afford either option.
You can also download/watch it legally on Amazon. I agree that the movie deserves to be supported financially, but not… for any of the reasons listed above lmao. It’s doing PR a disservice to compare it to Star Wars when it’s such a meaningful movie for so many women of color especially, despite its problems.
Besides, it makes no difference to me whether or not the US pours money into it; it was pretty much a flop in America. The more attention it gets in E. Asian markets though, the better it’ll be on the representation front. Not that I think WB/Legendary are smart enough to capitalize on it.