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.
A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner... See full summary »
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Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect ... See full summary »
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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
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
Karloff, one of the kaiju from the opening sequence, is named after Boris Karloff. The nickname was given because the creature's head resembles the dessicated face of Karloff's The Mummy (1932) character, Imhotep. See more »
Dr. Geiszler says that the kaiju have 2 brains "like dinosaurs", but that is a 20th-century misconception which has been discredited. See more »
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.
By the time tanks, jets and missiles took it down, six days and 35 miles later, ...
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At the very end of the credits, there is a dedication to monster masters Ray Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda. See more »
I literally could not stop myself from writing this review. There's just so much to talk about, I don't know where to begin...but let's just get this out of the way...
PACIFIC RIM IS A 5 OUT OF FREAKIN' 5.
Guillermo Del Toro, you deserve a standing ovation. From an unbiased, stand-alone movie point of view, this film does an incredible job of being exciting from beginning to end, while still developing an awesome back story and character depth.
Charlie Hunnan (of Sons of Anarchy fame) solidifies himself as a good, respectable action movie star, but Idris Elba CRUSHES his role, and steals every scene he's in. Solid acting all-around, much better than what you might expect from an action movie like this.
THE ACTION IS TOP-OF-THE-LINE. What is there to compare this to...Transformers? Transformers WISHES IT COULD HOLD A CANDLE TO PACIFIC RIM WHEN IT COMES TO EPIC-CGI-ACTION SEQUENCES. Every hit, every explosion, every gut-wrenching Kaiju kill is a work of art. A new gold standard has been set.
VISUALS AND GRAPHICS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD. THIS MOVIE DESERVES THE IMAX 3D TREATMENT. THIS MOVIE DESERVES TO BE PART OF YOUR BLU-RAY COLLECTION. THIS MOVIE DESERVES TO BE VIEWED ON 9 BIG-SCREEN TVS STACKED ON YOUR LIVING ROOM WALL. Do not cheat yourself by simply doing 2D on this one.
OK, now the nerd-out part of this review. If you are a nerd in any way, shape or form, then this movie is for you. And if you're an anime nerd, then this is your favorite movie ever. EVER.
The inspirations from and references to Godzilla are obvious, but you're very likely to notice influences from several different sources. Anime fan? Then I dare you to not see the nods to Big O, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam, or even Gurren Lagaan. That female computer voice sound familiar? Maybe that's because it's the voice actress of GLaDoS, from the motherf*cking Portal games. Your inner nerd won't know what to freak out over more.
5 out of 5, gold star, thumbs up, A++, 100%, NOW STOP READING THIS AND GO SEE IT!!!
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