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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.

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

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Travis Beacham (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Raleigh Becket
Diego Klattenhoff ... Yancy Becket
Idris Elba ... Stacker Pentecost
Rinko Kikuchi ... Mako Mori
Charlie Day ... Dr. Newton Geiszler
Burn Gorman ... Herman Gottlieb
Max Martini ... Herc Hansen
Robert Kazinsky ... Chuck Hansen (as Rob Kazinsky)
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Ops Tendo Choi
Ron Perlman ... Hannibal Chau
Brad William Henke ... Construction Foreman
Larry Joe Campbell ... Construction Worker
Mana Ashida Mana Ashida ... Young Mako
Santiago Segura ... Wizened Man
Joe Pingue ... Captain Merrit
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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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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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Still Seas See more »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was sent to movie theaters under the name "Still Seas." See more »

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A Jaeger weights about 2500 tons but it only takes eight CH-47 Chinooks to lift it. A single Chinook can lift about 11.3 tons (11,340 kg = 25,000 lbs). See more »

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[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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There is a scene in the closing credits: Hannibal Chau cuts his way out of a Kaiju corpse. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the North American release, the scene where Mako is introduced has her and Raleigh speaking in Japanese. Some international releases have this scene dubbed in English - not in Denmark and Norway though, where the Japanese is intact. To the exception of France where all Japanese dialogs are subtitled even in french dubbed versions. See more »

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References TranZor Z (1972) 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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Something Slightly Different
23 August 2013 | by ben-675-453257See all my reviews

I wasn't quite sure what to expect after watching the trailer for pacific rim. Was this another transformers? Godzilla MK2? Well, it was actually a pleasant surprise in many many ways.

Narrative: Nothing to fault here. The story line is solid and cuts strait to what's important instead of burying us in years of back-story and needless contextual rubbish. Its a pretty strait forward affair with not may surprises it must be said, but the beauty really does lie in the simplicity with which the story is both crafted and told.

Effects: This is my only gripe. I predominately wanted to see this film for the effects, and don't get me wrong they are utterly beautiful at times, but stylistically, its like someone has taken cyberpunk, steam punk, a little bit of blade runner, star wars and some minority report, scattered all that on a table and picked little bits blindfolded to recycle. There are moments of utter utter genius in the concept design that I think we will see cropping up in many a sci-fi from now on, but as a whole, it has no governing style which visually, i found both confusing and a little annoying...

Cast and characters: Not much to say here really. There's not going to be any Oscar nominations but neither are there any terrible scenes. At times some of the main characters feel a little wooden and under-developed, but in a film predominately based on action, its not a huge issue and anything it lacks it soon makes up for elsewhere.

Conclusion: Its worth your money at the cinema, and judging by the press not many have been parting with hard earned cash to see this, which is a real shame. This film has some real intelligence to it which I think earns it a viewing and better press. Imagine everything you hated about transformers, well this is an antidote. From start to finish it is very entertaining and deals with a disaster scenario in a very refreshing manner. If you going to watch anything besides Elysium, I would suggest this. I've given it seven stars, but if this turns out to be the classic it very well could be, I'd imagine most will be giving it 8.


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