DVD Review: Pacific Rim


Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim is a science-fiction monster film set in a dystopian future when legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea from an inter-dimensional portal on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. On the brink of a war that would take millions of lives and consume all of humanity’s resources, a special type of weapon is devised to combat the giant Kaiju: massive robots called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. On the verge of defeat, commanding officer Stacker Pentecos (Idris Elba) turns to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who, together, stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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