Pacific Rim Thursday, 20 June 2019

Pacific Rim

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Science-fiction violence.

  • The pitch:

    Botzilla.

  • Starring:

    Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Rob Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Mana Ashida, Diego Klattenhoff

  • Directed by:

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Running time:

    131 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Monsters/humans/machines are punched, kicked, elbowed, bitten, thrown through the air, smashed, taser-blasted, hit with objects, burned, slashed, severed, assumed dead, assumed drowned, crushed and/or swallowed. An umbilical cord chokes a newborn. Monsters spit acid; robot machines attack with missiles, rockets, swords, nuclear force, flare guns, cutters. Famous cities/landmarks are destroyed, threatened. Buildings, vehicles, property are damaged; explosions, nuclear blasts, mass destruction, devastation, debris, smashed glass. Burning effigy, rioting, guns pointed in threat. Competitive stick-fighting. Thousands of civilian casualties, dead workers mentioned. Screaming, roaring, growling. Blood/gore: Corpses, dismembered limbs. Bloody noses, blood on clothing, bloodshot eyes, bloody scratches/grazes/wounds, convulsing. Monster carcasses, bones, body parts, entrails, bleeding. Images of brain-mapping, inside anatomy. Preserved bodies/organs in jars. Research and surgical operations performed on monster carcasses/body parts. Scars on face, torso. Giant needle inserted into skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Reference to male potency. Pregnancy. Shirtless men with sunkissed chests and muscle-ripped abs. Image of a bikini-clad woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A man consumes unidentified pills. Shelves of medicinal jars and compounds.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, p*ssed, crap, bastard. Name-calling and threatening language ("cut you like a pig"). Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Big stuff, robots, monsters, portals, other dimensions, piloting, brothers, teamwork, heroes, mind-melding, resistance, science experiments, risk-taking, father-son relationships, rivalry, insubordination, adaptation, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Parents, foster father, son, brother, newborn killed; orphan. Underground bunker, underwater settings. Birthing scene. Rather large and scary monsters with bitey teeth, sharp claws, scales, tails, leathery skin, tentacles and/or wings and acidic blood. Jet aircraft, helicopters, lightning, full moon, sparks, fire, toilet, spitting, vomiting. People/machines freefall from great heights. Fish, flock of birds, giant bugs/parasites, dead fish; monsters that resemble sharks, fish, dinosaurs, sea creatures. Meatloaf eaten. Sky-high aerials, flashing lights. Some Japanese language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Earth-shattering CGI and visuals. Monster special effects, action sequences and world-building. No A-list stars or product placement. Crowd-pleasing cameos from Ron Perlman and Ellen McLain. Solid, hard-edged score. Big, bold, loud, fast, lingering, fun, blockbuster, spectacular, engaging, magnificent.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Formulaic, predictable, corny, overlong. Weak storyline and performances, atrocious dialogue, dreadful Australian accents, cardboard characters. Lacks chemistry, tension between characters.

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