Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began. 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.
Rating: PG-13; for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language.

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EmmeliaM
Apr 03, 2018

I'm a fan of Godzilla so of course I loved this movie. It's definitely a dumb action movie, with giant monsters fighting people in giant robots, so if you don't mind turning your brain off and watching giant monsters destroying stuff you should enjoy Pacific Rim. Like they said in Honest Trailers, it's the coolest stupid movie ever.

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navy_wolf_412
Mar 30, 2018

Overall, I think Pacific Rim was a great movie. Yes, the good guys won...again, like they always seem to do, but the movie was actually pretty interesting. Move aside all of your complaints, people, and realize how much work was put into the movie. Who has the brains to come up with mind-syncing robots (drifting) that defeat complex aliens coming from a portal in the ocean? Not me. The story was cool. For me, the sequel (Pacific Rim: Uprising) is one of the greatest movies I've seen in my life. I watched Black Panther and liked Uprising better. It even competes with Star Wars a little bit. I liked the fact (in Uprising) that kids owned part of the story too. Makes me (as a teenager) feel great.

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Nursebob
Mar 23, 2018

It’s easy to dismiss Guillermo del Toro’s crazy-stupid sci-fi thriller at first glance—after all the derivative storyline is preposterous and the script never rises above adolescent comic book schlock. But then you realize that beneath the glaring neon gewgaws and flash-bang effects this is actually a lovingly cheeky homage to every Japanese monster movie ever made. Sure, the hokey neoprene body suits have been replaced by high-tech models and CGI (the multi-eyed Kaiju resemble scaly King Kongs with the noggin of a Joe Dante gremlin), and the old cardboard and balsa wood mock-ups of downtown Tokyo have given way to digitally rendered cityscapes and elaborate Toronto sound stages, but this is still a universe in which Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan would feel right at home. Emoting seems to be the cardinal rule here and del Toro’s over-the-top special effects are paired with equally exaggerated performances especially by Idris Elba as a stone cold commander, Rinko Kikuchi as the little Japanese girl who could, and the team of Charlie Day and Burn Gorman camping it up as a pair of slapstick scientists who couldn’t have been sillier had they been played by Laurel & Hardy. Even B-Movie mainstay Ron Perlman has a cameo of sorts playing a black market entrepreneur pimped out in gold-plated shoes and wire goggles. The destruction is awesome, the fight sequences hilarious, and the whole production makes you feel like a kid sitting through a super cool Saturday afternoon matinee. Either take it for what it is or give it a pass because del Toro offers no middle ground.

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skysail
Dec 06, 2017

I don't know what this is supposed to be.

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Triple_X_Rex
Dec 04, 2017

Same-Old/Same-Old - Overwhelming visual effects - Under-whelming storyline.... Yawn to the max.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Good movie, great director, and great special effect. Would definitely recommend this to Sci Fi fans.

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legendstrike1
Jul 18, 2017

best theme music la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la

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ssaradd
Apr 14, 2017

This is such a fun film. Having a huge love of Gundam, I was so excited when I heard about a mech vs monster film. The colors, the world building, the music. So rarely are there great stand alone sci fi films, and this one does it perfectly.

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joshua7279
Aug 08, 2016

Giant robots punching giant aliens ... that is all. A wonderful popcorn eating action fest! Turn of your brain an enjoy the over the top fun.

AL_BRIDGET Aug 06, 2016

Possibly my favorite film of all time. If you like super dramatic and awe inspiring action sequences, smart and capable female leads, and/or Idris Elba this is a perfect choice. It has so much to say about family, social class, and hope. Also one of my very, very, very favorite themes in media is the families we make for ourselves, and this movie has a fantastic ensemble cast that plays right into my favorite tropes.

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DFX
Aug 08, 2016

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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GODZILLAFANNUMBER1
Jan 27, 2016

GODZILLAFANNUMBER1 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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black_tiger_287
Dec 10, 2014

black_tiger_287 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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jasonmartens
Sep 04, 2014

jasonmartens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 50

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AFROMAN_11
May 13, 2014

AFROMAN_11 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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xhenalatifi
Dec 15, 2013

xhenalatifi thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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hgibbins
Dec 15, 2013

hgibbins thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

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ligaoyang
Nov 12, 2013

ligaoyang thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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TheBigMan
Nov 10, 2013

TheBigMan thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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ligaoyang
Apr 04, 2015

Mako: Please don't die! Don't leave me!
"You're squeezing me too hard"

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black_tiger_287
Dec 10, 2014

" Today we're canceling the apocalypse "

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AFROMAN_11
Jun 14, 2014

Reset the clock

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Janice21383
Mar 22, 2014

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"Get out of the way, you fascist!"

aaa5756 Feb 16, 2014

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

aaa5756 Feb 16, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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jimg2000
Dec 26, 2013

Dr. Newton Geiszler: Fortune favors the brave, dude.

Stacker Pentecost: Today. Today... At the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today there is not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone. Not today. Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them. Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse!

Raleigh Becket: This is worth fighting for. We don't have to just obey him.

Mako Mori: It's not obedience, Mr. Beckett; it's respect.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Violence: Sci Fi alien violence

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xhenalatifi
Jan 05, 2014

Coarse Language: Quite a bit of language used.

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TheBigMan
Nov 10, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Giant monsters fighting giant mechs, it's "intense".

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blahblahman75947efdjkf Aug 25, 2014

Epicness, epic, with a hint of awesome.
This film is so epic you will watch it saying "epic" your eyes will send messages to your brain that say epicness to the max. Ever seen anything more epic? Well it better be this, because this is epicness to the max. Imagine some one taking all the Epicness in the world and melting it down to the alloy of awesome, and then turn it in to a cup or Goblet for epicness, you then pour the liquid awesomeness and epicness and make it in to a magnificent cup, you then pour every epic made while this cup was created, you then pour it in to this cup and give it to Del Toro, and you get this epicness of a movie. This movie will want you to have more epicness in your life, and this epic of a movie will help you take care of 99.9999 % of that need for awsomeness. 'Nuff said.

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lucybooks
Dec 31, 2013

This is a terrible movie about Giant robots, who fight evil sea monsters that try to take over the world for no reason.

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