Pacific Rim Review

Five years after Hellboy II, Guillermo Del Toro sends humanity into a seemingly hopeless battle against alien invaders. Blair Stover has more on this movie below.

English: Guillermo del Toro at the 2010 Comic ...

English: Guillermo del Toro at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The only catch is that these invaders are not from outer space, but from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. They have risen up in the near future through a dimensional portal. Their mission: to exterminate the human race. After the people of Earth suffered huge losses by the first wave of attack, and the Kaiju plowed a swathe of destruction through cities. Mankind, however, was not going to take it laying down.

The government decides that the defense of the planet is resting on the shoulders of a few pilots controlling giant robots. Idris Elba looks to close the gap in a recent offensive in the Pacific Rim as the last hope of the human race lies precisely in the hands of two unlikely heroes: pilot Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and the inexperienced Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi).

Pacific Rim is actually a given title to all the coastal areas that border the Pacific Ocean. This fact is also reflected in the international cast: Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) plays a major role for the Americans while Rinko Kikuchi (Norwegian Wood) plays a major role as well.

Also starring in the movie is an unequal but chaotic scientist team headed by Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) and Burn Gorman (All Is By My Side). Pacific Rim was filmed as a project by screenwriter Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans). The movie may seem a little boring at times but it has plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like sci-fi, this is the movie for you. If you are into romance, stay at home.


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