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Tripping the (Pacific) Rim

Updated on November 11, 2014
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Kim has many hubs on entertainment especially on movies, and actors she wrote for Squidoo and now has her own blog

Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) & Idris Elba (Thor as Heimdall)

The Pacific Coast is at war with large beings from the seas beneath the earth's crust. That side of the world (at least) is in ruins and the military and so on, could not stop what is called Kaiju (meaning monster). The humans (as the posters & commercials say) to beat monsters, we made monsters. Those 'monsters' are the giant robots called Jagers (German for Hunter) that, like the Kaiju are as tall if not taller than skyscrappers.

Pilots are usually family brothers like Releigh and Yancey Beckette or Father Son team Herc & Chuck (played by True Blood's Rob Kazinsky Hansen. Who 'Drift' which is what the mind link is called (for those into Nascar or car racing, might understand that a better)

There's also a set of triplets that pilot one from China I believe.

Wiki Rim * IMDB *

Why Chuck Hansen of Pacific Rim is one viewers fave character

I went to see the movie because as a child, I remember a station here showed King Kong or Godzilla in 3D(if not both) . Seeing the creatures in this made me think of Godzilla, and those old creature feature movies. So what better to see then an actual monster movie (which like others before it, you don't really even see the monsters ahem.. J.J' Abrams' Cloverfield!) Even better they were showing it in 3D, which unlike some I seem to have a good eye and mind for what would be worth seeing in 3D or not. I'm usualy also pretty good (even whe it's not 3d) whether it would be worth the tme and money to see it in the theater, this was for sure. I wanted to go back and watch it again!

This is my original review of the movie:

With Monsters and robots of this size I had to see it in the theater. I've told at least one person after seeing it that unless you have a tv bigger than a theater screen, then see it in the theater. I know I wouldn't have enjoyed this as much just watching it as a dvd or blu-ray on one of the tvs in my house, and I'm glad that tho' my leg was killing me & was limping but I'm so sick of being in pain I took the risk of making it worse & went to see it in the theater. Well when they say 'go big' this is HUGE, and if it comes down to these Kiju or Zombies, I will definitely take the zombies! (at least they are more likely my size. I can deal with on my own). I loved there was FINALLY a monster movie the likes of Godzilla (or at least for this era, unlike that J.J. Abrams one that was out years ago & I can't even remember the name of it!) Not only do we have creepy monsters from below the earth beside the Monolithic Robots we also have drama, some dojo action in finding a partner best compatible to our hero when he's called back to action. The fight scenes are pretty quick and for me were not long enough. I hope there will be a sequel so long as Charlie Hunnam will be in it. It was enjoyable, more so here I am sure than it would have been if I had waited for rental. (Wouldn't have been as 'star struck' so to speak. With the big huge eyes when we see the first Jaeger robot (meaning Hunter) as well as the Kaiju which means big Monster or Large Beast. I say go see it in the theater while you have the chance. I went back to being a wondrous kid again seeing the Robots and 'aliens' even though I'm quite sure how they made them. B

I may be getting my Sequal Wish !! Pacific Rim 2 now In development!

Pacific Rim Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD)
Pacific Rim Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD)

Collector Edition (or as I call it the Delux) blu-ray 3d, blu ray dvd & digital etc

 

I'm not writing a seperate review why I have included each, (espeicially considering

1. I can write those reasons here

I have footage from Comic Con, a few trailer variations and featurettes as well.

and

2. we are not able to stick a Youtube link as a way to get the right video(s) we want.

The review on the side looks stupid and is destracting, try to put it below the screen and make the viewer screen to be bigger like the plain You tube Module not this garbage all in one)

The Speech that stole the show

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PR BadgePC MagCharlie Hunnam as Raleigh Beckette Pilot of Gypsy DangerChuck (bot)Guidelines when Seeing a kaijuGypsy Danger and specsCoyote Tango of JapanThe Irish Hunter WolfWarning signEcho Gauge from united StatesAlarm systemJaws style Pacific Rim Poster (than goodness the shark wasn't that big!)Kaiju Cat. 4 Leatherback
PR Badge
PR Badge
PC Mag
PC Mag
Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Beckette Pilot of Gypsy Danger
Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Beckette Pilot of Gypsy Danger
Chuck (bot)
Chuck (bot)
Guidelines when Seeing a kaiju
Guidelines when Seeing a kaiju
Gypsy Danger and specs
Gypsy Danger and specs
Coyote Tango of Japan
Coyote Tango of Japan
The Irish Hunter Wolf
The Irish Hunter Wolf
Warning sign
Warning sign
Echo Gauge from united States
Echo Gauge from united States
Alarm system
Alarm system
Jaws style Pacific Rim Poster (than goodness the shark wasn't that big!)
Jaws style Pacific Rim Poster (than goodness the shark wasn't that big!)
Kaiju Cat. 4 Leatherback
Kaiju Cat. 4 Leatherback

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      CalobrenaOmai 3 years ago

      I haven't seen the movie but am interested in seeing it due to it reminding me of some mech anime I've seen in the past. You were very thorough with this lens. Greatly appreciate the images provided. From the looks of things, I won't be disappointed. Thanks for sharing this information.

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      Kim 3 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @CalobrenaOmai: HI abd thank you for the compliment! Yes as I was watching the special features (well at least the ones ont he Blue ray.. didn't even get to the disk of features yet)

      'toro did mention about the mech anime so I will have to try to remember to mention that in the review at some point. If you have a blu ray, I HIGHLY recommend getting that (or get the combo pack this way you have both the dvd for now & blu ray when you can get it)

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      SimonJay 3 years ago

      Looks good enough to watch to be honest all the giant robot stuff doesn't appeal to me much as that's been around for years but what really interests me about this film is the monsters, they look very different to what you normally see in movies.

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      Kim 3 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @SimonJay: yeah the monsters grabbed me as well. THe robots were different looking to me as for once they weren't the 'aliens' I liked the phospherecent (sp?) blood of the aliens that was cool

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