Cast: Idris Elba (Stacker Pentecost); Charlie Hunnam (Raleigh Becket); Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori); Charlie Day (Dr Newton Geiszler); Burn Gorman (Gottlieb); Ron Perlman (Hannibal Chau)
Running Time: 132 Minutes
Synopsis: When a giant fissure in the Pacific Ocean opens, allowing giant creatures (Kaiju) through a wormhole, they inevitably wreck major carnage on earth. To fight them, giant robots (Jaegers) are built to counter their ever growing threat to the survival of mankind...
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GIANT MONSTERS VS GIANT ROBOTS.
If your eyes temporarily glazed over upon reading that, then may I humbly suggest the rather obvious initial impression you might have could be this. Not my cuppa tea. Ever.
I promise you this much, nothing else I write from this point is going to change your mind. Hey, I'm a realist. As much as it would be nice to think some people can open their minds to different genres of movies, your reality is this. If you only love chick flicks, then this type of film is not really in that kinda category. Granted, it may have a very small hint of romance, but nay, it is the merest hint, a passing twitch of the sensory glands. Gone in the time it takes to read this sentence you're reading right now.
Now that we've got that misunderstanding sorted, the rest of you can concentrate on whether or not Pacific Rim is worthy of both your time and money. That really is the key criteria when making that all important decision about 'Do I see this at the movies? Yeah, Nah. I'll wait till I can download it for free and watch it on a poxy little computer screen that does it no justice whatsoever. Hey, maybe I can watch it on my new smartphone on the bus to work!'
FOR F&#@S SAKE!!! Do not diminish this fantastic Sci-fi epic by doing the above! End of rant. Sorta. Master Guillermo Del Toro did not spend millions with the view that it will be perfect for the smallest screens known to man, no good people, he designed it to be seen with one vital word thundering loudly in his ear whilst making it. BIG. Very very BIG. Preferably in 3D. I agree with my workmate Dan, I'd rate it 2nd to "DREAD" for coolness in the 3D aspect. The 3D suits this film perfectly.
Now we've got these 'issues' sorted, we can discuss in earnest why you it is compulsory (If you deem yourself to be an action-movie fan that is!) that you should spend your hard-earned time and money to view this sci-fi epic on the big screen.
GIANT MONSTERS VS GIANT ROBOTS!
Maybe I may have mentioned that previously? Can't remember... C'mon, it is, as they say, a 'no-brainer'. If you love Action movies (Who doesn't?) and Sci-fi (Again.. who doesn't?) then your decision is the easiest one you'll have to make regarding a movie to see on the big screen in a long while. If enough of us go and see, then there is the tantalising promise of a sequel to come! Hollywood loves nothing better than a sure bet. If it even hints of riches to come, the suits will practically be begging Del Toro to start making plans straight away. Hey, he's a very smart filmmaker, he has probably got most of the following story already sorted. You know it makes sense.
You know there is going to be a sequel to Prometheus? Again, it just makes sense.
J for... Jewel!