Pacific Rim

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6.92 h 11 min2013X-RayPG-13
Humanity has long been under attack from the Kaiju. Pilot-operated robots held the enemy off, but now mankind is near defeat and two unlikely candidates team up for one last stand.
Directors
Guillermo del Toro
Starring
Charlie HunnamIdris ElbaRinko Kikuchi
Genres
Science FictionActionAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Charlie DayRob KazinskyMax MartiniRon PerlmanClifton Collins, Jr.Burn Gorman
Producers
Guillermo del ToroThomas TullJon JashniMary Parent
Studio
Warner Bros.
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Content advisory
Violencefoul language
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4.7 out of 5 stars

25514 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Malachi D HoughReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pinacle of Kaiju
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Do you like robots, huge monsters, and destroyed cities? This movie covers it all, and in spades. This is the epitome of what godzilla yearned for. fantastic fight scenes, great plot (for a giant monster movie that is), and great acting.

Well, for a giant monster movie. Anyone going into this expecting Oscar performances has got to re-align themselves. It's a sci-fi monster movie for pete's sake. But, surprisingly, the actors do an amazing job portraying real human relationships, conflict, and challenges. Even after watching this multiple times, it still draws some tears and cheers from me at certain points.

Honestly, I don't know how they could have done the genre better. This is my epitome of the Kaiju genre. if you like those types of movies, This is definitely a good watch. If you like sci-fi and action (with believable plot), this is a good watch. If you like Mech's, this is a good watch. IMO you can't go wrong with this movie.
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R. ZamudioReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Seen it a dozen times and it still doesn’t get old
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The first time I saw Pacific Rim wasn’t even in the theater or at home. It was part of a 3D motion ride that was reopened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This was years after the movie had released. The ride sequence took you through the Gypsy Danger fight scene where the freight ship was used as a bat. I cane out of the ride asking myself “what the heck movie was that based off of and why hadn’t I seen it yet?!!

Bought the movie shortly after. Holy cow! Action to the end! Smart enough so it doesn’t insult intelligence; dumb enough to allow your inner child to enjoy beating the snot out of nasty monsters. I have easily watched it a dozen times since buying it.

And then I waited... sequel? God smiled upon my wishes; yes. You get a sequel. So, this time I made absolutely sure to see it in the theater and bring my kids since they were loving the first movie too. About $60 and two hours later, I was sad that they killed a promising franchise with a played-out formula of “teenagers with powers/talents and an unreasonable amount of responsibility”.

So I continue to re-watch the original Pacific Rim, hoping that they can make a third movie that will do the franchise justice and make the world forget about the Uprising sequel that left us all disappointed.

Until then, spend the $3 to rent this for a night, turn off the lights and turn up your soundbar or 5.1 system. You won’t be let down.
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Mike PotterReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie. Alas seems is not native 4K. IMDB says digital intermediate is 2K. Is just upconverted to 4K. Thus overpriced?
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Loved the movie. Was going to be my first 4K UHD disc. Am disappointed is not native 4K movie. Saw a 4K owner post elsewhere to check on IMDB if digital intermediate is 4K. Checked IMDB under Technical Specs. Sure enough is 2K thus upscaled to 4K. Seems a bit over priced for not being native 4K. Amazon should distinguish between real 4K native movies and upscaled movies. Could even have 1K Blu-Rays that are upscaled to 4K and sold as 4K. Would never know was being scammed. Buyer beware.
32 people found this helpful
Joseph M. KellyReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a great UHD Demo
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This movie is a great genre film and if you have a 4K OLED TV its arguably the best tech demo you can find.

Film:
This movie is in large part excellent with a few narrative short cuts that really hinder the film. The movie feels like its missing minimally 15 minutes of development in act 2, character motivations seem undeveloped, arbitrary or childish because of pacing choices. Beyond this, you've got excellent world building, great art design, some very fun characters (when not struggling with the screen time issue) and clever use of the established fiction.

For its strengths being executed so perfectly the film I think will persist as a standard bearer for the genre. I still disappointed that impatience seems to have curtailed its perfection, when you compare this with a film like "Predator" where the economy of the screenplay and the editing is perfect. This movie invites a successor to come along and supercede it with a more competently developed and executed story.

IMHO this movie lands on not only must see but must own until something better comes along... and I don't think that will be any time soon.

4K UHD HDR:
This film is a perfect tech demo for the format and for OLED tech. Its rendition of HDR is the best I've seen in film so far. I don't know what else to say beyond that, its the best in a film I've seen to date, its the most consistently applied and on OLED its jaw dropping. Scenes that movie theaters failed to render look stunning here. If you own an OLED you need to buy and view this, don't stream it, you need to either download it or watch it from the disk.

There are better movies out there that are not the same caliber of product, this is a must own IMHO.
5 people found this helpful
BOBdotEXEReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great 4k Presentation! But don't throw out your old Bluray set yet! (Missing Bonus content)
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Great 4k Presentation! (upscaled from 2k)
HDR is above average for an older film, Blacks look very good,
overall colors look great, great highs/low, but the color range feels a bit more limited than with modern films. (maybe it's just me)

Audio sound great, It comes packed with the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) from the old bluray, along with Dolby Atmos support!
Sadly my setup does not work with Atmos at the moment, so I can't test this.

The only downside to this set, is that it only comes with 'Disc 1' of the bluray release.
So while You'll still get 'some' bonus features, including:
*Focus Points (14 video clips)
*As well as an audio commentary track.

But even the 2-disc DVD came with more features than this,

And if you had the multi-disc Bluray set, you'd get a dedicated 'disc 2' bluray labeled 'Special Features'

*The Director's Notebook" interactive feature
*The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim featurette
*The Shatterdome design art archive
*Deleted Scenes ( 4 clips)
*Drift Space
*Bloopers

All these extra's are MISSING from the 4k release, as it only contains the 4k (movie only) disc, along with the 1080p Bluray Disc 1, and a 1080p HD digital copy.

So if you really want all the Pacific rim content in one box, you may want to just Pick up a 3-disc 3d copy*, and swap out the '3D' disc for the 4k disc from this set.
Then you can have the 4k, 1080p, and all the bonus features in one set! XD

(*Check what you order a head of time, some '3D versions' may not come with the 'Bluray Disc 2')

Overall an excellent 4k experience, it does what it says on the box 4k, with HDR and Dolby Atmos!
I really wish they brought back all the bonus features, but this is not meant as a 'special edition', and you can't beat it for the price!
2 people found this helpful
Kylee LietzkeReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lovecraft meets Transformers?!?!
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I really thought I would hate this movie. I am not an "action movie" kind of person at all. My taste always seem to lead me down the rabbit hole of horror and sci-fi. I rented this on a late night with nothing else grabbing my interest; and I'm so glad I did. There is definitely a Lovecraft vibe to the monsters and their origins which I really liked and the concept behind the robot fighters was interesting, in the fact that you have more than one person being the hero, it's a team effort. The acting was good, but I think the directing and cinematography was great. It was a wonderful vision that draws you in and keeps you intrigued and entertained. Great movie for any any film lover.
9 people found this helpful
PrimmReviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
1.85:1 ratio = Best 3D experience!
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The 3D is very fun to watch. The special effects look great at the normal 16:9 ratio filing every inch of my 110" screen to give my entire vision 3D amazement! All the other 3D movies I've seen at home so far have be the super wide 2.4:1 ratio and the 3D while still great and fun its not as effective as it is in the 1.85:1 Ratio. This film was the perfect ratio for all the action and colors. I've seen this in 2D before when it first came out years ago so watching it in 3D was like watching an entirely new movie. I got the newest sequel to this film and watched both back to back and this had the best 3D effects mostly because it was 1.85:1 ratio and the newest film is 2.4:1 ratio. The sequel is good too and I recommend it as well, its available in 3D. Both films are like in story, typical Sc-Fi out there in a fantasy land and the story matches that but fun to watch if your into Sc-Fi!
11 people found this helpful
OliverReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very Underrated movie in my opinion.
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[[VIDEOID:9697c598e810bdc509513cbba50d05c0]] The 4K UHD case was in perfect condition and it arrived earlier than expected with all that said, I want to recommended this movie to anyone who is fascinated by futuristic technology, sci-fi, or MECHA. I first watched it back when I was a teenager on DVD on a cheap TV. Now that I can afford to watch it on the best quality that's available, I went for the 4k UHD and let me tell you, This movie is one of, if not the best when it comes to 4k Dolby Vision. The resolution is crisp, this movie has a lot of colorful scenes with colors that pop, black levels are just perfect. If you have a good 4k TV, I highly recommend this movie, you won't regret it.
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