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Pacific Rim (2013 film)

A film directed by Guillermo del Toro

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'Pacific Rim' awesome robots, vicious monsters almost make it work (video)

  • Jul 11, 2013

Here's all the important things you need to know about director Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi, action film, 'Pacific Rim'...

Planet Earth has been invaded by the Kaiju...Super sized monsters that have risen from a portal underneath the ocean...Millions of earthlings have died and things are not looking good for humanity.

Our only hope for stopping these monstrous creatures are the Jaegers...a special type of robot which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots, whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called 'The Drift'. 

Unfortunately, the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, so even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

And lastly, like in most sci-fi action flicks, everything comes down to one or two dudes (or in this case, one dude, one dudess) who will try to save mankind.

So to sum up...It's monsters vs robots...and that's it.

Yes, the plot as well as the characterizations are thin...The film is all about the special effects and they are spectacular.

In fact, the visuals are so spectacular that they make it worth the price of admission...Especially if you are a teenage boy/gamer.

However, even though I'm very far away from that demographic, I really enjoyed this film. It was very entertaining and well cast...

Charlie Hunnam, (t.v. show 'Sons Of Anarchy) Rinko Kikuchi ('Babel'), Ron Perlman, Idris Elba ('Thor), Charlie Day ('Horrible Bosses'), Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini and Clifton Collins, Jr. do an excellent job bringing their thinly developed characters to life.

For that reason, I gave 'Pacific Rim' which opens in theatres, Friday July 12, 2013, 31/2 bagels out of 5. Oh and definitely see it in 3D...

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July 14, 2013
John brought up an interesting question...well, creativity in robot battles have already been done with the Japanese anime series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION and among other mecha anime titles. This was better Bay's Transformers hack job and for me, it is the best American movie that have robots....
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review by . July 13, 2013
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Cast: Idris Elba
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Release Date: July 12 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: Legendary Pictures
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