Again I never said it was soul less or a Ripp off, anyone who says so are just taking cheap and purely superficial shots... But I do have to say just cause you do something for fun does not mean it cannot have heart... Is Pacific Rim not a invasion movie as well with the SHIPS replaced with giant monsters?? In all Fairness to Micheal bay we are talking about a franchise that SOLELY EXISTS because they wanted to make a story of out of a bunch of Robot Toys that were already made that could transform.....Bay could have done more with it but hes not the story guy hes the action explosion guy. I guess I just expected a bit more for Del Toro sense most of his films while they did not all have amazing characters though some of his films did have a few great characters, at least effort was made for them to be more than archetypes or cliches.. Which pretty much everyone in Pacific Rim is at least to me... but if you enjoy the movie please do , not trying to take it away from anyone I enjoyed it and bought when it came out. I look forward to a sequel if it is ever made.