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Pacific Rim (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  12 July 2013 (USA)
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As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Hansen (as Rob Kazinsky)
Construction Worker
Mana Ashida ...
Wizened Man
Captain Merrit


When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Written by Del Torro

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Go big or go extinct See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,285,325 (USA) (12 July 2013)


$101,785,482 (USA) (11 October 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Approximately a hundred Kaijus and a hundred Jaegers were designed, but only a fraction of these appear in the film. Every week the filmmakers held a vote for their favorites. See more »


Russian surnames take masculine and feminine forms. So the female pilot Lt. A. Kaidanovsky should really be Lt. A. Kaidanovskaya. See more »


[first lines]
Raleigh Becket: [narrating] When I was a kid, whenever I'd feel small or lonely, I'd look up at the stars. Wondered if there was life up there. Turns out I was looking in the wrong direction. When alien life entered our world, it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. A fissure between two tectonic plates. A portal between dimensions. The Breach. I was fifteen when the first Kaiju made land in San Francisco.
Raleigh Becket: By the time tanks, jets and missiles took it down, six days and 35 miles later, ...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there is a dedication to monster masters Ray Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda. See more »


References Hellboy (2004) See more »


Written by Blake Perlman, RZA and Ramin Djawadi
Produced by RZA and Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Blake Perlman featuring RZA
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Visually amazing, otherwise disappointing.
15 July 2013 | by (Dallas TX) – See all my reviews

Decided to go see after reading so many user reviews of 8, 9 and 10. Absolutely love movies in this genre as well other movies that Del Toro has directed (e.g. Pan's Labyrinth, the Devils Backbone, Hellboy) I was expecting to be blown away - and yet, at one point during movie husband and I contemplated leaving. I don't understand how so much money can be spent and effort not made to create coherent script with believable characters. I can accept campiness if its done well - but the two scientists for example were just ridiculous.

The amazing visual effects were what kept us in the theater - but just barley. Could clearly see Del Toro's mastery in the creation of the aliens and Jaegers.

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Exactly 57 minutes. BladeRunner2015
A plot hole that nothing can reconcile ragnarok918763
Boring, 0 replay value (not a single scene) cronoashtear
Onibaba was one of the BEST designed Kaiju! lukekywalkrawakenz
basic error in Jeager design concept marfrie56
Is this the most stupid movie ever or what? alexandru_achim
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