Why didn’t more people go see this film?
Good question. Beats me. It opened the same weekend as Grown Ups 2 so maybe people wanted to see a sequel. I guess there were a lot of unanswered questions left over from the first one. Is this the same group who constantly say they are tired of sequels?
Perhaps. Some of the big budget films of 2013 so far were: Oblivion, Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Man of Steel, and World War Z. After Pacific Rim are: Wolverine, Elysium, and Thor 2: The Dark World.
It costs a lot to go to the movies.
Yes it does. It is a kid friendly film, but there are a lot of films for kids. Some of them sequels. So parents have to pick and choose.
I think kids would love Pacific Rim. Who doesn’t love monsters vs robots? Nowadays most people want to see films in IMAX and/or 3D and the added cost… Well… It adds up.
There were no stars in the film.
This could be a major factor. One star was Idris Elba who most Americans know as either Stringer Bell from The Wire or as the “Black guy from Thor.” Others know him as the British guy their wife has a thing for.
The lead actor is Charlie Hunnam who most Americans know as Jax from Sons of Anarchy, or as Lloyd form Undeclared. Others know him as the other British guy their wife has a thing for.
Even if you had Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and/or George Clooney it would’t make it a better film; only a more expensive one. Pacific Rim cost about $180 million. The Amazing Spider-Man was around the $240 million mark and I think Pacific Rim was a better looking movie.
You would think that in a film like this the monsters would be the stars. Maybe that’s it. Maybe they should have hired Godzilla. I guess we’ll find out next year.