The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water (2017)

When talking about genres due for a revival, the musical and western genres tend to draw all of the attention, when there’s one genre that has been long underserved in this regard: The classic film genre of hot-merman-sex.

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Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

This review was originally published on Kabooooom.com on July 12, 2013. 

The summer blockbuster tradition has a long established history of homage for pop culture of the past: Star Wars was made in homage to the Flash Gordon movies of the 1930s and ‘40s, and Indiana Jones was similarly inspired by pulp magazines of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ childhoods. Joining in this tradition is Guillermo del Toro’s latest offering, Pacific Rim, a movie made in loving homage to Japanese mecha (giant humanoid robots which have inspired such properties as Transformers) and kaiju (giant monsters, the most famous of which is Godzilla).

 

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