Movie Night: Pacific Rim
July 20, 2013 2 Comments
Logline: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
IMDb Link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
Synopsis: (from IMDb) 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 and an untested trainee – 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.
[NOTE: Because this movie is still in theatre’s I’m not going into the plot any more than is already described above.]
I really liked this movie. It was a combination of Transformers, Independence Day, and Godzilla, but what I liked most, was the fact the human element was strongly portrayed. This wasn’t just about giant robots fighting giant aliens; this was about the people who drive the robots, and how each of their different personalities must combine in order to get the job done. Millions of lives are at stake if they fail. Also, this wasn’t some instinctual invasion either, like with The Mist. There is something motivating these creatures, which may seem a little cliché, but it makes sense and adds to the tension and overall motivation of the characters.
There are a few things that bothered me, just small things like it was constantly raining in all the fighting scenes and the fact that even though the aliens had been coming through for years, people were still living in cities by the ocean, but nothing that pulled me out of the story. It’s one of those movies I know I’ll buy when it comes out on DVD
This was just a fun movie.
5 out of 5