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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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12 July 2013 (USA)  »

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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

Visual effects supervisor John Knoll and Guillermo del Toro spent several weeks discussing the physics of the giant characters, and went into very specific detail, such as how the air displacement from a Jaeger moving between skyscrapers would shake the building's windows. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When the Kaiju breaches the sea wall and is threatening Sydney, it is first shown striding under the Harbour Bridge, towards the Opera House. Travelling in this direction, the Kaiju would actually be heading towards the ocean, not coming from it. See more »

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) See more »

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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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Loved this movie
16 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

For the first time in many, many years with this movie I was taken away from the problems in my life and went to a place where those things didn't register anymore. It was almost magical. I had to keep reminding myself about the bad things in real life, but then a new robot vs monster battle happened and all the sudden that didn't matter any more. Total escapism done with excellent design attention and detail. Thank you GDT. You have to be an artist and a science fiction geek to appreciate this. I came out of the movie and realized all my problems were still there but I was also hearing the theme music in my head. Got the DVD now and I escape that way. Channel your inner six year old, lean back and enjoy.


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