IMDb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/
To be honest, I wasn’t attracted to the genre of the movie. Giant monsters battling giant robots? Sounds like a bad rehash of Godzilla and Transformers. But this is no Transformers. We are talking about building-size machines. The kinematics is totally different when you are dealing with such gargantuan scale. So I’m glad to see effort made to portray both the physics and the physical aspects properly.
Ultimately, this is an alien invasion movie. But unlike standard alien invasion storylines which place a lot of emphasis on the build-up before invasion, Pacific Rim cuts to the chase and neatly summarizes all that in the first 5 minutes of the show. That leaves a lot of room for character development and plot development post-invasion. Within the bigger plot there are a number of subplots that helps to flesh out the story and gives more depth to the characters.
The cast is made up of relatively lesser-known actors. The lead actor played by Charlie Hunnam is a deadringer for Heath Ledger. Other than budget reasons, I’m glad to see this trend ‘cos it removes pre-conceived bias from the viewer and helps to raise the visibility of more obscure actors.
Overall rating: 4/5