I know that this thread is old, but there is a need for comments from someone who has actually seen the film.
For most of my life, I have watched movies of this type, which focus upon believable dialogue, character development, thoughtful script and the fascinating complexity of the human condition.
I have also been a loud supporter of human rights, especially when it comes to race, gender, and gender identity.
In fact, it was part of my job, when I was teaching the 13th-16th grades.
In the last few years, I was somewhat screwed over by the very people I spent my life defending.
I won't get into the details, but I sort of snapped. I stopped all the hard work I did for human rights.
I would never, ever discriminate, but I just left the discussion. What was the result?
I had my own little conservative backlash.
I built a ridiculous HT (9 standing speakers, 6 18 inch subs etc.).
All I wanted to do was watch giant fighting robots, and super-powered people from Krypton.
However, I knew that I had to watch this movie. I did. Everyone should watch this movie. Not because of the sex (which was awesome, lol) but because every second of this movie is utterly fascinating. The dialogue and camera work blew my mind. Watch a scene between the 2 protagonists. They are all amazing, but look at the interplay in the first meeting of the two in the lesbian bar. WOW!
Normally, I will watch a movie in one sitting. In Pacific Rim, I had to finish, as the future of our world was on the line.
Since then, I have watched the action scenes over and over again.
I view scenes from this movie the same way. I can watch them over and over again.
I watched this movie over 3 sittings. Just as I would watch giant fighting robots over and over, I can view this movie the same way.
It is that good.