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Pacific Rim

Release Date: July 12th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind's last hope now lies with a washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam), an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) and an old, obsolete Jaeger.

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action

Production Co: Legendary Pictures, DDY

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rescue, Underdog, Dark, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    To kill time between action set-pieces, del Toro has done an above-average job of avoiding tedium via some flavorsome casting, passably interesting plot contrivances and, above all, by maintaining strong forward momentum. Unlike so many similar crash-bang action spectaculars, this one feels lean and muscular rather than bloated or padded; the combat is almost always coherent and dramatically pointed rather than just splashed on the screen for its own sake. show more

  • 75
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    Director Guillermo del Toro knows that the charm in the clash of scale - or armor-plated titans isn't necessarily tied to the low budgets and laughable production design of those guilty-pleasure TV shows. And with Pacific Rim, he cracks the code. show more

  • 70
    Dana StevensSlate

    Coming out of Pacific Rim I felt energized rather than enervated, excited to describe certain nifty details of the film’s wacked-out imaginary world to friends, maybe even ready to … sit through certain parts again? show more

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Awards

Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)