When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
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The storyline of this movie was pretty mediocre. I liked the concept of monsters coming from a rift to another dimension but the idea of giant robots that have to be piloted by two people is pretty lame. The monsters looked pretty cool but the robots weren't. Charlie Day really can't pull off a serious acting role. I think that people got so used to seeing him on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia that he's now labeled a comedic actor. Charlie Hunnam is not a good actor. In scenes where he should have shown emotion he just sat there straight faced. Rinko Kikuchi looked like she was just confused for the first half of the movie. Overall a decent movie that I'd rent from RedBox or stream it online for free! 6/10
Wife rented this one and it looked like it might be hoaky. But it was intense and well done. There was a lot of action and intensity. The plot was very unique even though the ending was predictable. I was annoyed by the two dorky scientists but the other characters were fine. A few lines were too corny for me but overall I really enjoyed this one. Special effects were good and the acting not too bad. Writing was decent. Their attempt to make some humor during the film failed though. I would like to obtain one of the Jaegers used in the movie!
The movie is about aliens living at the center of the earth who are now ready to take over the surface. I know, it sounds dumb but the plot worked for me.