“There are no heroes in a world where heroes can’t die.”
– Travis Beacham, writer of Pacific Rim.
So far, Pacific Rim is my favorite movie of 2013. Yes, there are giant bad ass robots fighting monsters. But I love it for more than that. It’s an action blockbuster with a female protagonist (!!) and a hopeful worldview. You can feel the delight of those involved involved in making the film.
Bonus: it’s also a thrill ride.