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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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)  »

Also Known As:

Still Seas  »

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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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stellan Skarsgård was considered for the role of Herc Hansen. See more »


The "evacuation pods" in the Jaeger appear to have no propulsion mechanism other than air bags that float the pod to the ocean surface. This would render the eject function useless, as pilots would only be able to escape from the Jaeger if it was completely submerged underwater. 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

There are no opening credits, with the exception of the movie's title, which doesn't appear until seventeen minutes into the film. See more »


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Written by Blake Perlman, RZA and Ramin Djawadi
Produced by RZA and Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Blake Perlman featuring RZA
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User Reviews

Formula or not, this is great.
11 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was hopeful going in from a review I read but it could have gone bad. Instead it went great. You know that the humans win - of course. Instead of making up some twisted plot you get interesting side stories, some surprise, good acting, good fights and an attempt at realism. The scientists were good for comedy without being annoying. I only recognized one actor so I saw some new people who were great, like Elba and Kikuchi. A part of the opening is how so many countries worked together but there is no message that would serve no purpose but would be heavy-handed.I didn't see any of the Transformers movies; I will make a comparison to Independence Day.

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