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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,285,325, 14 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,802,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$411,002,906
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Trivia

"Kaiju" is a Japanese word that literally translates to "strange beast." It is usually used to refer to giant monsters from Japanese science-fiction films, such as Gojira (1954). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 14 mins) Gipsy Danger is said to be immune to an EMP because it is "nuclear powered" and therefore "analog". This would be nearly impossible as the two have nothing to do with one another. Most nuclear reactors have many digital parts and computers controlling them. Furthermore, the cockpit of Gipsy Danger is filled with what appear to be digital computers. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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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 »

Connections

Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Drift
Written by Blake Perlman, RZA and Ramin Djawadi
Produced by RZA and Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Blake Perlman featuring RZA
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Waste
21 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I wish I could give this movie a lower rating. Everything is terrible, storyline, acting, cgi, everything.. Do not waste your time. I wish I had not. I do not believe there was any forethought into the technical aspects of the movie. Produced in an age of drones and wireless communication, why would there be a need for manual pilots that actually have to run in place driving huge mechanisms to control movement. Why would they 'feel' when the machines arm is ripped off. Why would this fight not be with nuclear weapons instead of trillion dollar bipedal robots. Why would you need to 'drift' two separate minds together to control one. Ever heard of Mechwarrior? Kids play that crap in their basements on a controller with two sticks and six buttons. What a damn waste of time and imagination. I wanted to like it, by the end I just wanted to say I finished it, and now that I have, I want my money back :(


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