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.
“Pacific Rim” is an imaginative story that combines elements of Transformers and Godzilla into an action packed thriller. When monsters start appearing from a split in the tectonic plates under the Pacific ocean, human-kind’s very survival is threatened. Each generation of the monsters known as “Kaiju” seem to be more difficult to defeat than the previous ones. The world governments have banded together and formed an elite team of robots manned by two people who share the burden of controlling their “Jaeger” in an attempt to fight and defeat the weird and powerful creatures from another dimension.
The action rarely stops long enough to develop the characters in this sci-fi flick. There is little acting and only a little humor in the long drawn-out film. The battle scenes are vicious but not overly graphic. Heads do roll, but they are either of the monsters or robots. Only a single person is seen to die on-screen. Unfortunately, the language is over the top for our Dove Seal so we cannot recommend this film for your family.