Giant monsters, dubbed Kaiju (in tribute to the Japan monsters) have emerged from a portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and have laid waste to the major cities in the world, killing millions and forcing countries to unite against a common enemy. To face this threat, the Jaeger Program was initiated under the command of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) and Gundam-like robots called Jaegers (German for hunters) were built.
|(L-R) Striker Eureka, Gipsy Danger, Cherno Alpha.|
For a movie tackling the difficult feat of combining giant mechas combating giant monster, it certainly did its job in delivering a near-perfect blockbuster. My hats off to Guillermo del Toro. The graphic was gorgeous and offered an impressive realistic depiction of the monsters and robots as well as the nearly trashed cities. Some fighting scenes takes places at night in the sea, making it a bit hard to follow but once the scene transited into a bright and colourful city, you can fully appreciate the detailing of the fighting behemoths of machine and beast. The fighting scenes are spaced out nicely throughout the movie with plenty of gripping moments.
|Raleigh and Mako.|
Would I watch it again?
Yes and soon! Pacific Rim is the kind of movie that should be watched in the cinemas in order to fully experience the massive robots and monsters fill up the big screen and the battle roars blast from their speakers. I give this movie two thumbs up. If you are going to watch it, catch the mid-credit scene about a minute into the credits.
|'Open wide and say aaaaaaah'|