I liked Pacific Rim. It promised me giant robot vs. giant monster fights and that is what I got. Could it have been more than that? Sure. But it wasn’t.
If you don’t see the comparison to this you are dumb. Sorry. You just are.
Borrowing the idea of nuero-linking and “angels” attacking for mysterious reasons Pacific Rim stops there. It doesn’t ever get very dark and the character development pales in comparison to Evangelion.
Big O, because the robots fight really slow and feel like they have a heavy sense of weight to them.
Because it’s a Hollywood blockbuster and Hollywood blockbusters don’t take risks.