While Guillermo del Toro's robot monster mash Pacific Rim has people on the internet speculating whether it's going to be the next Battleship, lucky members of the press and celebs who caught the recent screening are more or less confirming my suspicions - it's awesome.
Looper's Rian Johnson said: "Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much."
The Cinematic Katzenjammer gave it a 9.4/10, saying: "I loved this movie. Pacific Rim is a triumph – a great Kaiju/mecha action film and the best blockbuster of summer 2013."
Hell, even the human ego Kanye West gave his thumbs up to the film.
This is not another "Robot" movie. Guillermo del Toro is a master.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 4, 2013
Personally, I'm excited. I'm a huge fan of kaiju movies, having a nice collection of Godzilla flicks, and I want to see a huge robot deck a huge monster with a ship. That sounds like good gravy to me.