Director: Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriter(s): Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 131 Minutes
Release Date: July 12, 2013
“Something out there discovered us.”
In the near future, giant monsters known as “Kaiju” emerge from an inter-dimensional portal deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a never-ending war that takes millions of lives and quickly consumes humanity’s resources.
In order to fight the monsters at our door, we create monsters of our own: massive robots, known as Jaegers, controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Man and machine become one.
The Great Kaiju War rages on for decades. No matter how many we kill, they just keep coming – each wave bigger and stronger, harder to defeat. Resistance is futile. Now, as humanity is threatened with extinction, the remaining forces of mankind must make a final stand against their relentless, colossal adversary.
Co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Pacific Rim is a spirited love letter to Japanese Kaiju films like Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan. The film stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as Raleigh Becket, a washed-up Jaeger pilot brought out of retirement by Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), a Pan Pacific Defense Corps Marshall who needs the brash, impulsive veteran to suit up and fight the Kaiju one more time.
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