When legions of 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 and an untested trainee 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.
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According to Guillermo del Toro's thunderous, thumping monsters-vs.-robots throwdown Pacific Rim, it's all our fault. Bad eco-karma - rising CO2, depleting ozone layer, too many Victoria's Secret catalogs - has essentially turned the planet into an environmental nightmare, making it less hospitable to humankind, but just about right for a gang of alien puppetmasters who have unleashed a horde of mega beasts from a portal beneath the sea. » Read more
PG-13for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language
Cast:Robert Maillet; Clifton Collins Jr.; Rinko Kikuchi; Charlie Day; Burn Gorman; Idris Elba; Ron Perlman; Larry Joe Campbell; Max Martini; Charlie Hunnam
Directed by:Guillermo del Toro
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Genre:Action, Adventure; SciFi, Fantasy