Pacific Rim (2013)




Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Heather Doerksen, Ellen McLain, Robert Maillet, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., Burn Gorman, Diego Klattenhoff, Mana Ashida

In 2013, human cities come under attack by the Kaijus (colossal beasts of Japanese cinema) through a portal on the Pacific Ocean.
To combat them the Pacific Rim nations build the Jaegers (colossal robotic war machines). Each Jaeger is piloted by two people drifting to share mental load of operating the machine. The Jaegers are initially effective, but many are destroyed, the Kaijus are stronger and their attacks more frequent. In 2025, after the governments deem the Jaeger program ineffective and discontinue, Jaeger commander Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) devises a plan to end the threat permanently by destroying the portal with a nuclear bomb.

Well-made though Optimus Prime (Transformers) would consider it a bit pornographic (I mean, humans inside robots). Just kidding.
Guillermo del Toro made a great job though the story isn't brilliant: if the pilots are drifting, aka their brain are linked, why do they need to talk? Their memories are shared but not their thoughts? This doesn't make any sense.

Fortune favors the brave, dude.


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