Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Anto0
Movie Review: Pacific Rim
I was sold on the idea of Pacific Rim from the first minute of the trailer. Kaiju, giant aliens intent on the instinction of humanity, verus giant robots called Jaegars, powered by two pilots sharing the cognitive load. The kaiju have turned up through an inter-dimensional rift at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and begin to lay waste to any city they come across. Humanity band together and begin to manufacture massive robots, called Jaegers, to engage the Kaiju in combat and ultimately kill them.
The balance of power is swinging back to the Kaiju though and they are appearing more frequently. Idris Elba, as main military man in charge, is disillusioned at the stance his bosses are taking and rallies the remaining Jaegar pilots and hardware to up the ante. Pilots must commence a “neural handshake” so compatibility between the two pilots is essential. We’re introduced to a few different crews but they’re never really fleshed out and the script can be clunky at times with their dialogue. To be honest, I’d expected that though. The action is incredible and the CG some of the best I’ve ever seen. This is the type of film that I dreamed of as a child. As I’ve said, there are issues with the script and sketchy characters but this delivers on action and that’s probably what you were looking for.