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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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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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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:

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

Gross:

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

When asked why the pilots yell out to one another despite being telepathically linked, Travis Beacham said that doing so helps them stay focused. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Geiszler originally hypothesizes that the Kaiju share identical DNA, and suggests they are clones. This would make each Kaiju identical in appearance and size, though in the film each one is shown to be remarkably different from the last. Furthermore, after Dr. Geiszler's first drift with the Kaiju brain, he tells the admiral he saw the Kaiju being grown instead of born, which would seem to support his earlier theory. Later, however, he and Chau are attacked by an infant Kaiju that erupted from its pregnant mother, suggesting the Kaiju are capable of reproduction, and are in fact not cloned. 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

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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Referenced in Face Off: Creature Carnage (2014) See more »

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Just Like Your Tenderness
Written by Liang Hong Zhi
Executive Produced by Ivy Wang and Mathew D
Performed by Luo Xiaoxuan
Courtesy of R2G Music/Coden Music
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Worth the wait, time and money...Brilliant!
11 July 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have been following this movie for a while now. Largely because of the two main actors Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba and I have to say I was not disappointed at all. Watched it in 3D (I have always strayed away from 3D before because I just didn't think it was worth spending the extra cash) but this time I do not regret my choice at all. It was a visual feast.

Action was on point. The story flowed well (this is a blockbuster after all, we aren't going to compare it to an art house film). For me the actors embraced their roles very well and the visuals were magnificent (thank god once again for the 3D). Everything just felt right!

Being familiar with Guillermo's past work I would say this is his best yet. His imagination is wicked. So if you are looking for great entertainment and a little something to wow you, this is the movie for you.

Bravo. Two thumbs up.


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