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Sci-fi action feature directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro. Gigantic monsters known as Kaiju rise up from the Pacific Ocean and invade Earth. As they rage war, killing millions in the process, the human race defend their planet with the use of special robots called Jaegers which are controlled neurally by their pilots. However, even these magnificent machines have trouble defeating the Kaiju. With their armed forces dwindling, mankind puts its faith in ex-pilot Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and trainee Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). Together they must control an early Jaeger model in one last attempt to save Earth.

Starring:
Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

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Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Max Martini
Director Guillermo del Toro
Genres Science Fiction
Rental release 10 January 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Max Martini
Director Guillermo del Toro
Genres Science Fiction
Rental release 10 January 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Max Martini
Director Guillermo del Toro
Genres Science Fiction
Rental release 10 January 2014
Main languages English

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Nov 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
How many movies have we seen in which the 'Golden Gate Bridge' is
destroyed ? ....well, I haven't got an answer, however seems to me
it occurs during just about every disaster movie....and yes, if but
briefly 'Pacific Rim' joins that ''elite'' club.
The Film....Over-sized alien beings 'The Kaijus' begin to arrive on
earth arriving through a porthole below the waves of the 'Pacific'
Five major cities are destroyed before the military are able to combat
the new enemy.
The invasion continues, man has to come up with a monster of their own
....Giant Robots called 'Jaegers' controlled to do battle by two pilots
on board.
However, it seems this may not be enough to stop the 'Kaijus' coming,
the 'Jaegers' program seems too be failing, the world is on the verge
of defeat.
A former pilot is teamed up with an unlikely co-pilot to operate an
outdated 'Jaeger' to do battle.
This may well be man's last stand ahead of an ''almost'' certain alien
victory bringing about the end of human existence.
The visual effects which are indeed impressive make the movie well worth
watching,
The 2D and 3D imagery will almost certainly keep the film alive for viewing
pleasure.
Great picture and sound quality throughout.
A 3-Disc set which includes the usual commentary.........'Disk three' is all
about 'Special Features' with hours of content which includes,,,featurettes
providing in-depth looks at 'Kaijus' ....along with a look at 'Sets' 'Stunts'
'Sounds' 'Effects' and the Mythology of making the film....and so much more.
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70 of 85 people found the following review helpful By WadiumArcadium on 14 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The biggest praise I can give Pacific Rim is the fact that I was grinning from ear to ear for the vast majority of it. Guillermo Del Toro's passion and flair are evident throughout and the attention to detail in both the Kaiju and Jaeger design deserves a lot of credit. Del Toro said his aim was to make you feel like an excited 12 year old again whilst watching Pacific Rim, he certainly succeeded.
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93 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Lady H on 14 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
I'm an intelligent, discerning woman aged 49, and normally I'd never go to see this kind of film, which I'd expect only teenage boys to enjoy. I'd usually choose a quality drama, an indie film, a chick flick or an occasional thriller. But...I caught this by chance....and to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, to the extent that I'd probably have happily seen it twice. I thought it was far more entertaining throughout than this summer's Superman film, and certainly better than Brad Pitt's Zombies. I've even pre-ordered 2 DVDs - one for me, and one for my teenage nephews. 8 or 9 out of 10.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lee on 27 Mar 2014
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Oustanding film to watch. Action all the way and not as silly as you might think upon reviewing it. Wedll worth a watch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Nov 2013
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After a couple of false stars, director Guillermo Del Toro finally gets another movie under his belt, with a film designed to appeal to the big kid in all of us.

This is one of those movies that has to get the exposition in at the start: monsters christened Kaiju are attacking coastal cities, after appearing from the depth of the ocean. Humanity fights back with Jaegers. Giants robots that can beat Kaiju in a one on one fight. Jaegers are each controlled by two human pilots, whose minds need to be very compatible in order to be in sync.

Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket [Charlie Hunnam] is introduced to us in this opening sequence, which sets the scene with the aforementioned exposition, gives you a spectacular battle scene in stormy weather, and a very visually arresting conclusion. Plus putting Raleigh at the start of a character journey.

Flash forward a few years. With Raleigh no longer in the Jaeger programme. And said programme seemingly done for as governments go for big walls on the coast instead, the Jaeger programme has to survive on it's own. It's leader Stacker Pentecost [Idris Elba] bring Charlie back into the fold.

But with an obsolete machine and an untested partner, can everything come together in tome to save humanity?

The film does feature a fair few other moments of Jaegers battling monsters in the ocean, story or otherwise. All of which re pretty spectacular visually.

Charlie Hunnam is a capable lead. Idris Elba makes an effortlesly good commander figure. Comic relief comes from Burn Gorman and Charlie day as a pair of squabbling scientists. These characters are played just right, never going for stereotypes or easy laughs.

There's also a pair of tough Australian Jaeger pilots with family issues.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. R. Reece TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Jan 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Watched this movie as Blu ray and decided to get it in 3D..and it's on par with Avatar if not equal...It's a stunning movie with lots of action...Yes it's cheesy..but these type of movies are...but they are also great fun to just sit and enjoy and not to be taken seriously..The sound surround is first class too and the steering amazing..Highly recommneded not only as a movie but the quality of it too as in sound and vision.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Lister on 15 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Guillermo Del Toro is a filmmaker who has straddled the arthouse/mainstream divide since his first feature, Cronos, in 1993. This is because he himself apparently doesn't recognise this divide, so it isn't evident in his films. In terms of scale, style, and theme, Pacific Rim might be as far from, say, The Devil's Backbone as one can get, but it's just as much the work of its author, because Del Toro is as fascinated by the Spanish Civil War as he is enthralled by the Kaiju ("strange creature") tradition of Japanese cinema. Pacific Rim is Del Toro's love letter to Godzilla and its offspring.

The setting is the near future. The story concerns a Rift between worlds, through which 100-foot monsters are coming to Earth to kick-off big style. The only thing standing between the Rift and human annihilation is the Jaeger programme: humankind builds its own, metallic monsters to bodyslam the Kaiju into oblivion. They've a matter of months to "cancel the apocalypse". It's too barmy a premise to start asking serious questions (why not simply guard the Rift with nuclear warheads?), and this silliness is one of the film's strengths.

The special effects are a spectacle to behold. The giants never have the weightless quality of earlier CG, and the sense of scale is hugely impressive. Del Toro keeps the action admirably clear, eschewing the sorts of fast cuts that would have done an injustice to the immense power of his mighty pugilists. And while it is a film about fighting at the edge of annihilation, the tone is always light, with comic relief never far away - particularly when an old friend of Del Toro's shows up in the second act.

What drags the film toward mediocrity are the protagonist and the movie's sheer length.
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