Atlantic Rim was a rush released film trying to ride the coattails of the Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim. Now I enjoyed Pacific Rim and I’m yet to see a poor, let alone rubbish, film from del Toro, but if someone were to make a decent spoof of Pacific Rim I wouldn’t get upset. Atlantic Rim is NOT that film.
Its not even “so bad, its good”. Its just plain awful. From the opening scene the acting is terrible and it doesn’t get that much better once we get to the main cast. The script appears to have been cobbled together over lunch the day after the writer saw the teaser trailer for Pacific Rim and the special effects make most children’s live action television shows look like Avatar. All this would be fine if there was a sense that those involved knew they were making a terrible film as with the 2 Sharknado films, but this doesn’t come through.
Graham Greene is a decent actor and deserves to be in better films than this and has been in the past. His character is alternately referred to as General and Admiral. If this was a deliberate mistake it wasn’t made the most of, so it just comes across as sloppy writing. The only other vaguely humorous moment I can think of is the radar display shown at the beginning of the film which covers the whole world.
At 85 minutes long this isn’t even mercifully short. Do yourself a favour and DO NOT watch this film. There are better things to do if you have an hour and 25 minutes spare!