Pacific Rim 3D

Pacific Rim 3D

Pacific Rim 3D

Epic sci-fi actioner from Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) centering on a battle for Earth between massive monsters that arise from the Pacific Ocean and human-manned robots, created to defeat them. Stars Idris Elba and Charlie Day.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rose from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: huge, manned robots, called Jaegers. On the verge of defeat, the forces protecting mankind 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. The pair are the world's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Del Toro promised at Comic-Con 2011 that the film will feature “the finest f**king monsters ever committed to screen.”

2013Rating: M, Violence131 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience Fiction3D
Director:
Guillermo del Toro ('Pan's Labyrinth', 'Hellboy', 'Hellboy II', 'Mimic')
Writer:
Travis Beacham
Cast:
Idris ElbaCharlie DayCharlie HunnamRinko KikuchiRon PerlmanClifton Collins Jr.
88%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Rock your 3D socks off

A rollicking rollercoaster ride which totally rocks in 3D. If only the lead actor wasn't carved out of a piece of wood this would have been superb fun. Wooden lead aside, it's cracking Kaiju v. Jaegers fun that kicks the awful 'Transboredom' franchise in the lug-nuts. Release the 8 year old kid in you, sit back, munch popcorn and enjoy!

4.0

The "Popcorn" movie just got coated in AWESOME

Guillermo Del Toro is a gear that places itself wherever it wants, in the cogs of the Hollywood system. With an eye that creates captivating and wondrous environments, along with beautiful action that floats between stories that are pleasing to be a part of, it's interesting to look back on what the director has done. He goes from large successes in the...

5.0

Great fun!

Giant robots vs giant aliens! What more could you want?! I've seen this twice and thought it was great both times. I thought it was fun to watch even with the cheesy lines :-) I thought the 3D was good too (not Avatar 3D standard, but I felt it wasn't just added to make a few extra dollars).

4.0

Visually spectacular

If I were a 12 y/o boy this would have been *the* best movie I'd ever seen. Indeed, for my 12 y/o inner child - this was pretty sweet. Robots, aliens, slow motion fights AND easily understandable female/male relationships? SOLD! Basic storyline, complete lack of ambiguity, cheesy laughs and impressive visuals - definitely worth a watch. But on DVD...

3.0

Giant Robots and Stuff

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, despite the eye-strain given to me by my off-center seat in IMAX. It was never going to be Citizen Kane, but Del Toro did a fantastic job at keeping quite a simple concept into a compelling, driven, heart-racing film. (Or maybe it was just all those giant robot fighting games I played when I was 12 that nostalgia'd me all up...

4.0

Good For Keeping You Entertained

A good american take on a classic Godzilla theme, extremely loud beasts and great cgi. Good acting that kept us entertained, If we all wanted excellent acting in movies we wouldn't have stars wars today. The previews give you an exact insight into the movie your going to get.

4.0

Enjoyable but felt very familiar.

I enjoyed the movie well paced and keeps you watching to the end. Being a huge Sci-Fi fan I found a few bits very familiar. Overall a good film worth watching probably on DVD more so than at the movies.

3.0

"The World Saving The World" with A Bit of Cheese on Top

I'm not going to lie. My take on Pac Rim was guaranteed of being biased from the moment the movie was announced. The concept, the cast, the director, a Tom Morello-infused score and heck even the prequel comic book had me in nerd-chills a long time before the preview screening last night. I believe generally, if you are open to Sci-Fi action or are a fan...

5.0

A moderately enjoyable pastiche of cliches

Terrible acting. One-dimensional characters. Just awful dialogue. Too-conveniet plot turns. Interminable action sequences.... BUT (and it's a big but), this film succeeded in entertaining for it's entire duration, which at over 2 hours is no mean feat. Complete nonsense, but an entertaining romp none the less.

3.0

Loved it!

It's a movie about Robots VS Monsters. That's what you get. Finally a good action flick that is simple and straight to the point. It reminded me of the 80's-90's era of action. With hints of top gun (Cocky rookies, maverick pilots.) and die hard one liners. The plot didn't try and shoot off in a random direction and stuck to it's point for the most part....

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

The squarest, clunkiest and certainly loudest movie of director Guillermo del Toro's career, a crushed-metal orgy that plays like an extended 3D episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" on very expensive acid.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A huge, CGI-heavy popcorner that still feels personal. Come for the epic monster-on-mecha showdowns, stay for the likeable humans.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The warmth and idiosyncracy that characterises Del Toro’s finest work, from ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to ‘Hellboy 2’, is absent.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Pacific Rim's wafer-thin psychodrama and plot-generator dialogue provides little for the human component to get their teeth into.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A better-and-smarter-than-average humans-vs.-monsters spectacular.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Del Toro is giving scope to a boyhood lust for mayhem, the multi-million-dollar equivalent of kicking over sandcastles and torturing insects. There is something infectiously juvenile in that.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

The squarest, clunkiest and certainly loudest movie of director Guillermo del Toro's career, a crushed-metal orgy that plays like an extended 3D episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" on very expensive acid.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A huge, CGI-heavy popcorner that still feels personal. Come for the epic monster-on-mecha showdowns, stay for the likeable humans.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The warmth and idiosyncracy that characterises Del Toro’s finest work, from ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to ‘Hellboy 2’, is absent.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Pacific Rim's wafer-thin psychodrama and plot-generator dialogue provides little for the human component to get their teeth into.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A better-and-smarter-than-average humans-vs.-monsters spectacular.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Del Toro is giving scope to a boyhood lust for mayhem, the multi-million-dollar equivalent of kicking over sandcastles and torturing insects. There is something infectiously juvenile in that.

3.0

Rock your 3D socks off

A rollicking rollercoaster ride which totally rocks in 3D. If only the lead actor wasn't carved out of a piece of wood this would have been superb fun. Wooden lead aside, it's cracking Kaiju v. Jaegers fun that kicks the awful 'Transboredom' franchise in the lug-nuts. Release the 8 year old kid in you, sit back, munch popcorn and enjoy!

4.0

The "Popcorn" movie just got coated in AWESOME

Guillermo Del Toro is a gear that places itself wherever it wants, in the cogs of the Hollywood system. With an eye that creates captivating and wondrous environments, along with beautiful action that floats between stories that are pleasing to be a part of, it's interesting to look back on what the director has done. He goes from large successes in the...

5.0

Great fun!

Giant robots vs giant aliens! What more could you want?! I've seen this twice and thought it was great both times. I thought it was fun to watch even with the cheesy lines :-) I thought the 3D was good too (not Avatar 3D standard, but I felt it wasn't just added to make a few extra dollars).

4.0

Visually spectacular

If I were a 12 y/o boy this would have been *the* best movie I'd ever seen. Indeed, for my 12 y/o inner child - this was pretty sweet. Robots, aliens, slow motion fights AND easily understandable female/male relationships? SOLD! Basic storyline, complete lack of ambiguity, cheesy laughs and impressive visuals - definitely worth a watch. But on DVD...

3.0

Giant Robots and Stuff

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, despite the eye-strain given to me by my off-center seat in IMAX. It was never going to be Citizen Kane, but Del Toro did a fantastic job at keeping quite a simple concept into a compelling, driven, heart-racing film. (Or maybe it was just all those giant robot fighting games I played when I was 12 that nostalgia'd me all...

4.0

Good For Keeping You Entertained

A good american take on a classic Godzilla theme, extremely loud beasts and great cgi. Good acting that kept us entertained, If we all wanted excellent acting in movies we wouldn't have stars wars today. The previews give you an exact insight into the movie your going to get.

4.0

Enjoyable but felt very familiar.

I enjoyed the movie well paced and keeps you watching to the end. Being a huge Sci-Fi fan I found a few bits very familiar. Overall a good film worth watching probably on DVD more so than at the movies.

3.0

"The World Saving The World" with A Bit of Cheese on Top

I'm not going to lie. My take on Pac Rim was guaranteed of being biased from the moment the movie was announced. The concept, the cast, the director, a Tom Morello-infused score and heck even the prequel comic book had me in nerd-chills a long time before the preview screening last night. I believe generally, if you are open to Sci-Fi action or are a fan...

5.0

A moderately enjoyable pastiche of cliches

Terrible acting. One-dimensional characters. Just awful dialogue. Too-conveniet plot turns. Interminable action sequences.... BUT (and it's a big but), this film succeeded in entertaining for it's entire duration, which at over 2 hours is no mean feat. Complete nonsense, but an entertaining romp none the less.

3.0

Loved it!

It's a movie about Robots VS Monsters. That's what you get. Finally a good action flick that is simple and straight to the point. It reminded me of the 80's-90's era of action. With hints of top gun (Cocky rookies, maverick pilots.) and die hard one liners. The plot didn't try and shoot off in a random direction and stuck to it's point for the most part....

4.0