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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 Day, Idris Elba
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Pacific Rim

Product Details

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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By richard bygrave 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CA London W8 on 17 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I rented this in 3D for little other reason than wanting to explore the special effects. What I got was a blockbuster of a movie, non-stop action and thrills with amazing special effects, really brought to life in 3D. The story is pure sci-fi but the cast, acting and edge-of-the-seat pace make it a 'join in' movie. You can't help but want to cheer on the underdogs, worry that this is one movie that won't end in success for the all-American (British actor) heroes. One of the best sci-fi movies I have seen in years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hula hoop on 6 April 2014
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I thought this would be another boring sci-fi action film. You know the sort; humourless, monotonous clones of all the other boring sci-fi films that have gone before. Well it wasn't. The action gets going right away and we are shown the monster from the very beginning. Not only is the film a sci-fi action film, it also manages to weave in some convincing humour and comic relief. It is a big Hollywood film but somehow it feels different, the pace of the film stops you getting bored; it isn't constantly pushing forward. I was getting so bored of watching sci-fi without imagination and this film has been a refreshing watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 July 2013
Format: DVD
The film opens with a narration. It explains that a portal has opened connecting us to another universe in the Pacific Rim. Through this hole emerges destructive creatures from 60's Japanese films, updated of course. In a missed plot point, conventional means of fighting them seem to be useless, so we construct 100-150 foot tall robots called Jaegers to combat them. Missiles fired from Jaegers are effective, but...okay I tried not to think too hard about it.

The Jaegesr are controlled by 2 people, dressed in "Star Wars" storm trooper gear, that are in a mind meld that would make Spock green with envy. They are called pilots because Jaeger masters might be a copyright infringement.

The film combines elements of "Independence Day," "Starship Troopes," "Transformers" and "Ironman" and sets them into a stolen Japanese plot. Of course the rule is if you steal a plot from Japan you have to hire someone from Japan to be in the film, hence we have Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori. She will eventually team up with John Rico, eh ah Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam because Casper Van Dien is too old) to fight against the monsters coming at an increasing rate. There is a subplot that includes Ron Perlman and Charlie Day.

There are two schools of thought. One is to use the Jaegers to kill the creatures, the other is to build a war to keep out the illegal aliens. When the wall fails to keep out the illegal aliens, the Jaegers can defend the world thanks to "stand your ground" principles. Pardon my attempt at political humor.

The supporting characters were better written than the main ones.

This is an over dramatic, action packed popcorn film. The language is designed to appeal to a teen/young adult audience. Looks good on the big screen.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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71 of 86 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PF Cope TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 July 2014
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Loud and brash, Pacific Rim doesn't pretend to be anything else. It's an all action film with cheesy dialogue and predictable script but it does entertain. The visuals, especially in 3D are quite spectacular and certainly gives your TV's motion handling a workout. If you enjoyed watching the Transformer movies or indeed are a fan of Anime you should give this one a go, just forgive the plot holes and it's slightly overlong run time.
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