Pacific Rim

Lists: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Monster movie

Brief Synopsis: "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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—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."

Overall Ranking: 1355 (Rank from 2013: # 66)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 28.57%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 21.43%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Tim The Film Guy100(full review)
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Dave Examines Movies87(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews85(full review)
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Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Drezzy75 - A kaiju movie more in the sense of the awesome late 90's/early 00's Godzilla flicks than the old-school (and more of a mixed bag) ones. This had everything that made a kaiju movie fun: bad ass monster fight scenes with increasingly larger monsters, a plot and pacing that fits a mini-series better than a movie, ham-it-up acting, cliche developments, comic relief that figures into the central plot, and did I mention BAD ASS MONSTER FIGHT SCENES? This is what the American Godzilla should have been. This is what I hope the next American remake of Godzilla is more like than just another "oh no, big monster attacking major US city" with less fun and a more "serious" tone.
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread74(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob71(full review)
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Bryan Lienesch47 - Your standard-issue summer blockbuster eye porn.
CinemaVisitor Erik45(full review)
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People Involved

  • Idris Elba (Stacker Pentecost)
  • Charlie Hunnam (Raleigh Becket)
  • Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geiszler)
  • Ron Perlman (Hannibal Chau)
  • Burn Gorman (Gottlieb)
  • Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori)
  • Max Martini (Herc Hansen)
  • Robert Maillet (Aleksis Kaidanovsky)
  • Robert Kazinsky (Chuck Hansen)
  • Larry Joe Campbell (Tommy T)
  • Brad William Henke (Miles)
  • Clifton Collins Jr. (Ops Tendo Choi)
  • Diego Klattenhoff (Yancy Becket)
  • Guillermo del Toro (Director)
  • Guillermo del Toro (Director)
  • Jon Jashni (Director)