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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 Foreman
Construction Worker
Mana Ashida ...
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

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Plot Keywords:

kaiju | pilot | portal | creature | robot | See All (226) »


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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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Release Date:

12 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Little Mako is in the alleyway, every object on the set was rigged to the same hydraulic system. Whenever the giant monster was to take a step, everything bounced or shook in unison, including the puddles. See more »


Russian surnames take masculine and feminine forms. So the female pilot Lt. A. Kaidanovsky should really be Lt. A. Kaidanovskaya. 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

At the end of the closing credits, a Kaiju roar is heard. 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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User Reviews

Great movie for robots vs monsters anime fans
11 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I just watched Pacific Rim on the first day/time slot of premiere in 3D. Yes, I am a geek. But that is not the whole point. If you had the excitement of watching anime movies of robots vs monsters in childhood, this is perfect movie for you. The Kaiju monsters design reminds me of Godzilla's villain monsters combined with Cloverfield monster, xenomorph (Aliens), and TRON. As for the Jeager robots, I'll let you to decide whether they are good or very good. :)

To watch this movie I needed to change my mindset to be like a 10 ten year old robot geek child, like 29 years ago. Because if not, you will feel a lot of question marks and disappointment through this movie. The story is quite predictable. The plot and pace are simple enough for children to understand. And the nerd and geek professor appearances are a bit annoying for me. But hey, that what is all about: to celebrate the childhood memory of robots vs monsters.

Overall, the movie is great for robot vs monsters anime fans. It's not even close to that horrible Michael Bay's Transformers.

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