Pacific Rim (2013)
Pacific Rim SynopsisWhen 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 Release Date
In Theaters July 12, 2013
Pacific Rim Credits
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, and Diego Klattenhoff
Written by: Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Guillermo del Toro, and Mary Parent
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
External Info: Pacific Rim Official Website
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Universal Is Delaying A Ton Of Its Anticipated Titles For Some Reason
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Amazing Pacific Rim Props And Costumes Are Up For Auction Right Now
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Hollywood Studios Resolve Their Fight With China
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Pacific Rim Sequel Looking Likely After Big China Opening
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Pacific Rim Sequel Depends On China
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Watch Pacific Rim's Opening And Closing Credits, Now Online
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It's Always Sunny In Pacific Rim: The Charlie Day Mashup
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Monsters, Monsters And More Monsters In Kaiju-Heavy Pacific Rim Featurette
Idris Elba to think about a crocodile compared to a lizard, and that a dinosaur is the lizard while the Kaiju is the crocodile and viewers may begin to understand the scale of this flick. (And picture me as the most excited ten-year-old on the planet.)
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Pacific Rim Footage Proves You Need An Elbow Rocket To Knock Out A Kaiju
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Pacific Rim Clip Shows Charlie Hunnam And Rinko Kikuchi Facing Off
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Pacific Rim Extended TV Spot Will Get You Pumped To Cancel The Apocalypse
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by Kristy Puchko May 30, 2013 comments
New Pacific Rim Stills Show Off The Giant Monsters
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by Eric Eisenberg May 28, 2013 comments
Pacific Rim Featurette Teaches You About Some Of The Film's Coolest Tech
Based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is set in a future where a dimensional portal has opened in the depth of the Pacific Ocean and has begun spewing out giant, 30-story monsters called Kaiju.
by Eric Eisenberg May 22, 2013 comments
Pacific Rim TV Spot Demands Your Attention: It's Us Vs. Them
Go big or go extinct! Mankind is fighting for our very existence in this tantalizing action flick, and the TV spot teases a premise so grand and action sequences so outrageous that they demand being seen on the biggest screen you can find.
by Kristy Puchko May 21, 2013 comments
Pacific Rim Trailer: Go Big Or Go Extinct
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