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Pacific Rim (2013) Movie Information

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3307

Avg. Rating:

2.65/4

# of Ratings:

97

Genres:

Action, Sci-Fi

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/12/2013

DVD Release:

10/15/2013

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Actors:

Idris Elba
Charlie Hunnam
Rinko Kikuchi
Ron Perlman
Charlie Day
Clifton Collins Jr.

 

 

 

 

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When monstrous creatures from the sea dubbed Kaiju attack, it pushes the human race to the edge of annihilation. Countering the force with massive robots known as Jaegers, two human pilots linked by a neural bridge take on the Kaiju. Yet even this force seems to be no match, and after years of fighting it comes down to a washed-up pilot, an untested rookie and an aged Jaeger to stand up for humanity. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 07/21/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

This movie has better action then transformers I just have to say that. When giant monstrous creatures from the sea dubbed Kaiju attack, it pushes the human race to the edge of annihilation. Countering the force with massive robots known as Jaegers, two human pilots linked by a neural bridge take on the Kaiju. Yet even this force seems to be no match, and after years of fighting it comes down to a washed-up pilot, an untested rookie and an aged Jaeger to stand up for humanity. This movie was pure epic, I mean the visual effect's are one of the best I ever seen and the action is awesome.

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Nolane 11/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A lot better then I expected it to be, "Pacific Rim" is basically a fun big budget monster movie with state of the art special effects. Gets a bit too goofy at times, but it is always consistently better than the far inferior, but similar, "Transformers" movies.

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  Yojimbo
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10/17/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Pacific Rim" by Yojimbo

A race of hostile aliens are sending gigantic creatures through a dimensional rift to terrorise the people of Earth, prompting the world's military to create giant robotic fighting machines to combat the threat. The premise of Pacific Rim sounds like the usual Michael Bay style Hollywood drivel, but I have long been a fan of Guillermo Del Toro's work and so expected something altogether darker in tone and more intelligent than the usual fare. I was wrong. Quite why he got involved in this project I'm not sure, but this film ticks every one of the boxes of the bone-headed blockbuster and no more. True, Del Toro;s keen eye for visual splendour is evident during the spectacular CGI robot versus Godzilla style smackdowns, and during these sequences my inner small boy couldn't help being swept...

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2/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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07/17/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Pacific Rim review

Starts of strong then somewhat fizzles in the overextended fight sequences and albeit cheesy ending. A film which mostly combines elements of Tron, Transformers, Cloverfield, Godzilla and a souped up Real Steel. The movies focuses on the skilled pilot Raleigh Becket, talented rookie Mako Mori, and the kindhearted leader in Stacker Pentecost:

It had sufficient character build-up/development, relentless action mixed with drama about the apocalypse/father and son/dealing with the past, believable special effects (IMAX 3D enhances it and the balls moving after a Jaeger crashes into the building thrown by a Jaeger was a nice touch), onscreen chemistry with Hunnam and Kikuchi, Elba was impressive) good comic timing in a dire situation and a pumped-up soundtrack. It's minor weak-point wa...

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2.5/4 

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  Snoogans
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07/15/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

An Experience of Shear Total Enjoyment

From watching the trailers, I expected massive action and spectacle. And you know what? I got exactly that on the highest level. 'Pacific Rim' has given me the most fun 'big summer movie' experiences I've had all year. Here the action and CG effects are executed masterfully. Each fight is a rollicking, cheer-worthy effort. I was on edge in anticipation and my excitement was sustained through the whole film. The meticulous attention to detail in the effects work gives the Kaiju, Jaegers, and their real-world surroundings a sense of size and weight. Obviously, these areas are where I give the highest praise, but the rest is no less than par. I feel that the story and human characters are serviceable for what type of film this is. They are in no way bad. I was still entertained wi...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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07/14/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Super Robot Action Lacks the Human Element

I had high hopes for Pacific Rim - ever since I first heard about the premise I was amped. Guillermo del Toro knows action (the Hellboy movies were well done) and also knows character and story (Pan's Labyrinth and Devil's Backbone). I was hoping he would bring those two points together and create a big-budget extravaganza that actually delivered on the dramatic department as well. As much I wanted Pacific Rim to be great, he hit the action out of the ballpark but fell short in the other departments.

If you like sci-fi action, I cannot think of a better film that has come along than Pacific Rim for delivering a home run. The giant monsters (Kaiju as they are known) and giant robots (Jaeger) are both extremely well designed and to see the two duke it out is celebration for a major nerdg...

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2.5/4 

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  smeagol
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rocky had great dialogue it was character driven.
to mention it alongside this film is a sin lol

pacific rim was robots v aliens reminded me of cowboys v aliens , its entertainment but its silly.
not a terrible film but not very good either, though i think kids would love it
i especially liked the beach scene with the guy with the metal detector and suddenly is surprised by the big robot that comes crashing down in front of him. did he not hear that chunk of metal first lol
sort of sums up the whole movie really.

10/17/2013
6:33 pm CT

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  LeeAnn M.
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You guys are making me laugh. Did we see Battleship, Transformers, or hell...even ROCKY for the dialogue? No. We see movies like this for the action. Pacific Rim wasn't a trash movie. It had a decent storyline and plenty of what made us fill the seats in the theatre- giant robots fighting giant aliens. It was not Shakespeare, so quit expecting it to win Oscars.
10/17/2013
5:59 am CT

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  Chris Kavan
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One of my most anticipated movies of the year - I was a bit let down myself. Special effects were great - plot and character just not so much. I was expecting more.
10/16/2013
2:29 pm CT

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  CptSpaulding
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It was hard, to finish the film ...
I'm bored a lot ...
The script was bad ...
The special effects are not enough to save the movie ..

10/14/2013
9:15 am CT

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  Daniel Corleone
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Great trailer.  Looks like gigantic Real Steel crossed with Cloverfield/Godzilla.  I just hope it would be so much better than the films I mentioned since the director is talented and a gifted storyteller.
07/12/2013
12:57 pm CT

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