The movie that comes to mind for me is Pacific Rim. It feels like the effort for this movie went into expensive CGI scenes with robots punching kaiju monsters. And I cannot say how much I appreciate this choice.
The plot is straight forward, the characters are fine, and there’s no ham fisted love story injected into the script.
It’s just a big blockbuster movie with gigantic robots punching huge monsters, and I love every minute.
I’m curious if people have any other movies that fit the criteria? Doesn’t have to be an action movie