***** out of 5
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language
Warner Bros. Pictures
Article first published as Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim’ on Blogcritics.
brothers Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam) and Yancy (Diego Klattenhoff) under the guidance of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba). Yancy is killed in battle against a category one kaiju called Knifehead while Raleigh maneuvers their jaeger (Gipsy Danger) to the Alaskan shore.
Five years later we find Raleigh doing construction work where he’s found out by Pentecost who’s bringing him back to Hong Kong to join the resistance after the threat of having the jaeger program shut down. With the battle against the kaiju intensifying — kaijus are beginning to attack in multiples whereas before it was one at a time — and the only defense we have left lies with Raleigh and his new jaeger partner Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). Meanwhile, Dr. Newt (Charlie Day) may have figured out how to stop the attacks. Newt goes on a mission of his own, looking for black market kaiju organ harvester Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman) to obtain a whole kaiju brain, which just may hold the key to everything they need to know.
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