My husband bought Pacific Rim, so that I could finally see it. He'd seen it over the summer while I was traveling up to Boston to see friends. Both he and my friend Tris, the one who copy edits the comic, had the exact same reaction "Giant robots and monsters! It's like they made this movie just for me!" It was very cute and while I can't say that I've ever been a huge mecha fan, the movie was fantastic. It was fast paced, it was funny in all the right places, there was no romance shoe-horned in, it was up beat, it had gender equality and the fight scenes were riveting. Considering how many people had sung it's praises, I had pretty high expectations and it pretty much exceeded all of them.