As excited as I am for this movie, I can't help but agree with you.
Interestingly enough, I was reading one of Newsarama's Top 10 Lists (that seem to be the only thing they report about anymore) about their 10 most anticipated movies of 2013. They ranked this movie as #3 while earlier on the list they listed The Lone Ranger as #10. What was interesting about that is the fact that they claimed that the Lone Ranger had the larger potential to bomb than Pacific Rim or any other movie on their list. I have to admit that with Guillermo del Toro's involvement I am more excited about Pacific Rim myself but come on, really?
Definitely believe that. Lone Ranger is a western -- strike 1... starring Johnny Depp, whose box office record is spotty at best -- strike 2... about a character that no one really cares about anymore, much like John Carter -- strike 3.
Say what you will about Pacific Rim, but it's tailor made for summer success. Loud explosions, giant monsters, giant robots, action, spectacle.
The fact that it's got a good cast, and a really great director just puts it on another level.