TOTLB 519 Pacific Rim

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It’s time to go to 2013 with a young Charlie Hunnam, and a Guillermo Del Toro who said that he laid everything out in this film, and it was just him having fun! It’s pop culture classic time, speaking about Pacific Rim! Pacific Rim, while not being the “first” American made kaiju film, was probably the first blockbuster American kaiju film that took the genre more serious, and paid a lot more tribute than others in the past.

“Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind’s last hope now lies with a washed-up ex-pilot, an untested trainee and an old, obsolete Jaeger.”

I think, like most of the pop culture films that we revisit, while it may not be the greatest movie, it definitely deserves its respect, and a high place in kaiju history! If you’re a kaiju fan, and somehow haven’t taken a look back, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Go watch it, and if nothing else, you’ll get to see big robots, and cool monsters!

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