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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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1 of 1 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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69 of 84 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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90 of 112 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E.R.B on 23 July 2014
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Riiiiiiight. Pacific Rim. The story of one woman's struggle to raise her children alone on the west coast of South America. No wait, that's not this film, that's something else. This film is about giant monsters emerging from the Pacific Ocean hell bent on destroying mankind. What would we do should such a thing occur I hear you ask? Why, we would create monsters of our own I tell you. Yes giant robots that can only be piloted by two people who must share a Spock-like mind meld to control the giant metal beastie. The whole thing is so absurdly sci-fi that it's impossible to hate. It's impossibe to hate much of the acting (I use the term loosely you understand). It's equally impossible to hate some of the distinctly dodgy SFX, which seem almost in homage to the great stop-go pics of the past. The beasties are categorised from 1 to 4; 1 being small(ish), 4 being a biggie. And wouldn't ya know it, at the film's climactic battle a, wait for it, hitherto unseen category 5 beatie appears. It's all so much fun that, even should you pop out mid-way through to make a cup of tea, go to the loo, turn off the sprinkler you left on in the garden at dinner time and put your son back to bed for the third time you will have missed nothing of consequence, simply because there is no single part of this film that is of any consequence. I loved it. Meryl Streep was mad to turn down this script (I may have made that bit up). But it's still only getting 3 stars.
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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
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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