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Pacific Rim is a 2013 American science fiction film directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Travis Beacham, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. The film is set in the 2020s, when Earth is under attack by Kaiju, colossal monsters which have emerged from a portal on the ocean floor. To combat the monsters, humanity unites to create the Jaegers: gigantic humanoid mecha, each controlled by two pilots whose minds are joined by a neural bridge. Focusing on the war's later days, the story follows Raleigh Becket, a washed-up Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and teamed with rookie pilot Mako Mori in a last-ditch effort to defeat the Kaiju.Wikipedia

Pacific Rim Reviews


Nicely shot, much of it against the neon streets of Hong Kong where the film's latter portions are staged, Pacific Rim is the kind of film that combines the Hollywood blockbuster aesthetic with a real love for Asian monster mythology. I'm going with four out of five. It's more enjoyable than everything else Hollywood has thrown our way this summer.

This is possibly the best and the grandest belated gift a man can offer his childhood. Do yourself a favour.


Stripped down, this movie is essentially about giant robots and giant sea monsters bashing each other up.

Load yourself with ample popcorn, get comfy and marvel at Del Toro's ground breaking VFX as Pacific Rim sets a new benchmark in film making.

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Del Toro’s fascination for monsters is yet again brought alive on screen like magic, bringing out the child in us and making us believe them blindly. The movie is one of the best in recent times. Don’t think twice.

Audience Reviews for Pacific Rim

  • Sandeep Gupta
    Sandeep Gupta
    94 reviews
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    Pacific Rim. I was not very interested in it after watching trailer. I thought it just looks like another action packed CGI movie on big creatures like Transformers and I am happy I proved myself wrong by giving it a try. Yes it’s like Transformers where everything is too big to fit in even IMAX screen but treatment is where it scores. It doesn’t take too much time to make a plot for its big action sequences. The threat is there from the very first scene, where Kaijus (An Asian legend on the lines of Godzila) can vanish the whole human race. So humans created big robots Jaegars operated by two pilots at a time to fight them and the whole movie is about how it all ends. The whole movie is so much fun to watch that you feel like a kid enjoying WWF fight on big screen. The whole movie is another excellent example of CGI visuals and creatures and it gets even better with immersive 3D experience. Characters and twists are predictable but they are never overdone. Dialogues are funny at times. Performances are average. All in all, you won’t like to blink throughout the movie because you don’t want to miss the punches Jaegars make to Kaijus. I hope there will be a sequel to it because this effort needs to be rewarded.

    July 18, 13