Pacific Rim (2013)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 11 mins

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The government terms the Jaegers, robotic war machines battling the Kaijus, ineffective. But Stacker Pentecost and his team believe that it is only the Jaegers that can save the world from damage.

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi

Crew: Guillermo Del Toro (Director), Guillermo Navarro (Director of Photography), Ramin Djawadi (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 12 Jul 2013 (India), 21 Jan 2016 (Malaysia)

Tagline: To fight monsters we created monsters

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Did you know? Guillermo del Toro was inspired by the anime and tokusatu of his youth. He specifically cites Tetsujin-28 as a major influence. Despite this, he wanted to avoid referencing other works of fiction in the design of the robots and monsters. Read More
*SPOILER*  It is more about exploring ideas like neural bridge and drift rather than talking about the movie

I wondered why the movie is titled as Pacific Rim. I could formulate this: the aliens have opened a window, a bridge to enter our world. This window is in the form of ring hence called as rim. And it is opening inside the Pacific Ocean. Therefore title of the movie is Pacific Rim.

I am not impressed by the idea behind the title of the movie but I am very much interested in the idea of forming neural bridge with the machine and going in drift to form the strong bond with the machine and the partner. One partner is left hemisphere and other is right hemisphere of the brain of machine. Is it possible to have such a strong bond with other where one can share everything in the head with the other?

as Raleigh Becket
as Stacker Pentecost
as Mako Mori
as Construction Foreman
as 1st Officer
as Gottlieb
as Dr. Newton Geiszler
as Ops Tendo Choi
as Old Man on Beach
as Canadian UN Representative
as Yancy Becket
as Saltchuck Crew
as Gipsy Danger AI
as UN Representative
as Lt. A. Kaidanovsky
as Asian Boy
as TV Reporter
as Child
as Raleigh and Yancy's Mom
as Captain Merrit
as Officer
as British UN Representative
as Construction Worker
as Saltchuck Crew
as Young Mako
as UN Representative
as Herc Hansen
as Saltchuck Crew
as McTighe
as UN Representative
as Young Mako's Father
as Chuck Hansen
as Lt. S. Kaidanovsky
as Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
as American UN Representative
as Man in Anti-Kaiju Refugee
as Hannibal Chau
as Wizened Man
as Engineer
as Chinese Girl in Anti-Kaiju Refugee


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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat)
Shot in 3D
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
To fight monsters we created monsters
Go big or go extinct
"Kaiju" is a Japanese word that literally translates to 'strange beast.' It is usually used to refer to giant monsters from Japanese science fiction films, such as Godzilla.

A life-sized version of the robot cockpit was built on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios in Toronto. It weighed about 20 tons, and stood nearly four stories high. It was built on a gigantic hydraulic gimbal, which would move, shake, vibrate, drop, and rock the entire set as if it were actually being piloted. A smaller version was also built with a smaller gimbal, allowing for different movements. The VFX team used some of the Conn-pod footage for reference while animating the robots. The set was also redressed to depict the interior of each robot differently.

Gipsy Danger is painted and detailed to resemble a World War II fighter plane. There is nose art on its chest.

Guillermo del Toro drew inspiration from paintings, including Francisco Goya's "The Colossus" and Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."

Travis Beacham, the screenwriter, got the idea for the movie while walking along the California coastline on a foggy morning. The shape of the pier looked like a creature rising from the water, and he imagined a large robot waiting on the shore to battle it.

Guillermo del Toro was inspired by the anime and tokusatu of his youth. He specifically cites Tetsujin-28 as a major influence. Despite this, he wanted to avoid referencing other works of fiction in the design of the robots and monsters.

"Jaeger" is the German word for hunter.

Tom Cruise was considered for a role, but in the end, Idris Elba was cast.

The computer is voiced by Ellen McLain. She is also the voice of GLaDOS, the AI from Portal and Portal 2.

Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman co-star together in the biker club drama Sons of Anarchy

The first Guillermo del Toro film to feature Ron Perlman as a human character since Cronos. Guillermo del Toro's other films with Ron Perlman feature him as a non-human character.