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Although we have often seen giant mecha in anime (Japanese animation), and also in US blockbuster movies before, like Michael Bay's
Transformers series, Pacific Rim is an epic that goes much further than being just
a simplistic, fandom-friendly, revision of Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (1974). Director Guillermo del Toro shapes the meagre plot of monster movie menace and
international efforts of gung-ho heroics into an adventure with unprecedented scale and spectacular visuals.
Blancanieves presents itself as a film that is technically appropriate for its 1920s setting; not just silent but also shot in black and white, the film tells
its story using a combination of striking imagery, inter-titles, and an elaborate musical score.... Visually speaking, the film is extraordinarily accomplished and
yet somehow less than its constituent parts.
This is about a modest Hammer movie that's like Midsomer Murders, and about English covens of the Dennis Wheatley variety. It could be argued that even by the
time of its production all those sinister occult cults were already a little dog-eared through over-familiarity, although they'd shortly get a major reboot, re-imagined
in New York through the hands and vision of Roman Polanski into Rosemary's Baby (1968).