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Pacific Rim is a 2013 American science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman, and the first film in the Pacific Rim franchise. The screenplay was written by Travis Beacham and del Toro from a story by Beacham. The film is set in the future, when Earth is at war with the Kaiju, colossal sea monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. To combat the monsters, humanity unites to create the Jaegers, gigantic humanoid mechas, each controlled by two co-pilots whose minds are joined by a mental link. Focusing on the war s later days, the story follows Raleigh Becket, a washed-up Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and teamed with rookie pilot Mako Mori as part of a last-ditch effort to defeat the Kaiju.

Principal photography began on November 14, 2011, in Toronto and lasted through to April 2012. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. It was released on July 12, 2013, in 3D and IMAX 3D, receiving generally positive reviews; the visual effects, action sequences, and nostalgic style were highly praised. While it underperformed at the box office in the United States, it was highly successful in other markets, thus becoming film a box office success. It earned a worldwide total of more than $411 million—earning $114 million in China alone, its largest market—becoming Del Toro s most commercially successful film. The film is regarded as an homage to kaiju, mecha, and anime media.

A sequel titled Pacific Rim: Uprising was released on March 23, 2018, with Universal Pictures distributing.


In 2013, massive alien monsters called Kaiju begin emerging from an interdimensional portal called The Breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and attacking coastal cities. In response, humanity builds massive robots called Jaegers. Each is co-piloted by two or more people who share a mental link by a process called Drifting to share the mental stress of piloting the machine.

In 2020, brothers Yancy and Raleigh Becket pilot the American Jaeger, Gipsy Danger, to defend Anchorage from a Category-3 Kaiju codenamed Knifehead . The Kaiju unexpectedly pierces the Jaeger s armor, ripping out half of its head and killing Yancy. Raleigh pilots the damaged Jaeger solo, kills Knifehead and walks Gipsy to shore before collapsing. Traumatized by the loss of his brother and the stress of piloting alone, Raleigh quits the Jaeger program.

Five years later, world leaders decide to cease funding for the Jaeger program and replace it with coastal defense walls, since Kaiju are appearing more frequently and Jaegers are being destroyed as quickly as they are built. The walls are quickly proven to be ineffective. The remaining Jaegers are relocated to Hong Kong under the command of Marshal Stacker Pentecost, who plans to try to destroy the Breach using a tactical nuclear weapon, even though previous attempts to do so have failed.

Raleigh, now working in wall construction, is recruited by Pentecost for the mission. Travelling to the Hong Kong base, the Shatterdome, Raleigh is introduced to Mako Mori, the director of the Jaeger s restoration program and Pentecost s adoptive daughter. Four Jaegers remain in operation – the refurbished Gipsy Danger, the Russian Cherno Alpha, the Chinese Crimson Typhoon, and the Australian Striker Eureka, piloted by father-and-son team, Herc and Chuck Hansen. To find a new co-pilot, Raleigh participates in tryouts and decides that Mako is drift-compatible . During their first test, Raleigh falls out of alignment after reliving Yancy s death, causing Mako to become lost in the memory of a Kaiju attack on Tokyo, nearly firing Gipsy s energy cannon. As a result, Pentecost grounds Mako.

Pentecost consults Kaiju experts Newton Geiszler and Hermann Gottlieb. Hermann claims the Breach will stabilize and the Kaiju will increase in number, but it will allow the assault to succeed. Newton suggests attempting to drift with a Kaiju s brain to learn more about them but is dismissed by his colleagues. He tries it regardless, discovering that Kaiju are bioweapons grown by alien colonists. Pentecost instructs Newton to find black market dealer Hannibal Chau to obtain another Kaiju brain to drift with it. Newton realizes the Kaiju hive mind gained access to his brain, since drifting is a two-way link, and the two newest Kaiju to emerge, Leatherback and Otachi, are sent simultaneously to find him in Hong Kong.

All Jaegers except Gipsy Danger are dispatched to intervene. The Kaijus destroy Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha, while Leatherback disables Striker Eureka with an EMP blast. As the only non-digital Jaeger, Pentecost sends the nuclear-powered Gipsy Danger to help. Gipsy manages to defeat Leatherback and Otachi. Newton and Hannibal go to harvest Otachi s secondary brain but discover she is pregnant. The infant Kaiju bursts out and devours Hannibal before choking on its own umbilical cord. Newton and Hermann drift with the infant s brain, discovering that the Breach only opens in the presence of a Kaiju s DNA.

Pentecost reveals to Raleigh he has terminal cancer due to piloting a first-generation Jaeger, which lacked radiation shielding. His last mission was in Tokyo, where he saved a young Mako. Two new Kaiju are detected guarding the Breach, prompting Gipsy and the repaired Striker, piloted by Pentecost and Chuck, to go ahead with the assault. Approaching the Breach, the Jaegers are attacked by the Kaiju, and a new Category Five Kaiju, Slattern, leading to Striker being crippled. Pentecost and Chuck decide to sacrifice Striker while Gipsy acts as the nuclear bomb to seal the Breach. After Striker self-destructs, Gipsy slaughters Slattern, riding its corpse into the Breach. Raleigh ejects Mako from Gipsy, manually triggers Gipsy s self-destruct, and ejects himself before it explodes and seals the Breach. Raleigh and Mako s escape pods surface in the Pacific Ocean; they embrace as rescue helicopters arrive.


  • Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket: A washed-up former pilot called out of retirement by the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. On casting Hunnam, del Toro stated, I saw him and I thought he had an earnest, really honest nature. And he was the kind of guy that I can relate to, as a male audience member I go, I like that guy. I would like to have a few beers with that guy … he has an earthy quality. Describing the character, Hunnam stated, When you meet me, in the beginning of the story, I ve suffered a giant loss. Not only has it killed my sense of self-worth, but also my will to fight and keep on going. And then, Rinko and Idris, and a couple other people, bring me out of retirement to try to help with this grand push. I think that journey is a very relatable one. Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is. Hunnam was also considered for the role of Prince Nuada in del Toro s previous film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Paul Michael Wyers plays Raleigh as a child.
  • Idris Elba as Marshal Stacker Pentecost: Raleigh s commanding officer in Pan Pacific Defense Corps and former Jaeger pilot dying of radiation poisoning due to lax radiation shielding on the first Jaeger models. On selecting Elba, del Toro stated, This is a movie where I have had to deal with more dialogue than ever, and the way I cast the movie was—who do I want to hear say these things? Who do I want Charlie Hunnam to go against? Who can really tell Charlie Hunnam sit down and listen ? In another interview, the director said: I wanted to have Idris not be the blonde, square-jawed, Anglo, super hip marine that knows. I wanted somebody that could bring a lot of authority, but that you could feel the weight of the world on his shoulders. When I watched Luther, that s the essence of the character … Luther is carrying literally the evils of the world on his shoulders. He s doing penance for all humanity … Idris is one of those actors that is capable of embodying humanity, in almost like a Rodin sculpture-type, larger than life, almost like a Russian realism statue, you know, big hands, all the turmoil of humanity in his eyes. I wanted somebody that you could have doubts internally, and very few guys can do that. To prepare for the role, Elba watched footage of politicians David Cameron and Barack Obama, as well as Russell Crowe in Gladiator and Mel Gibson in Braveheart. Del Toro initially offered the role to Tom Cruise, who declined because of scheduling conflicts.
  • Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori: Raleigh s co-pilot who lost her family in a Kaiju attack and was adopted by Pentecost. Though Mori possesses a strength and fury that should serve well against the Kaiju, Pentecost is reluctant to use her, partly because of a fatherly bond and partly because he knows she is still fighting the terror of her childhood. Del Toro explained, I was very careful how I built the movie. One of the other things I decided was that I wanted a female lead who has the equal force as the male leads. She s not going to be a sex kitten, she s not going to come out in cutoff shorts and a tank top, and it s going to be a real earnestly drawn character. Noting that the other actors were exhausted and destroyed physically by filming in the intensive Jaeger cockpit harnesses, del Toro said: The only one that didn t break was Rinko Kikuchi, the girl. She never complained … I asked Rinko her secret and she said I think of gummi bears and flowers. I try to do that in my life now. Mana Ashida plays Mako as a child.
  • Charlie Day as Dr. Newton Newt Geiszler: A scientist studying the Kaiju. Day stated, Certainly myself and Burn Gorman provide a little bit of much needed levity, it s a break from the monsters and the guys fighting. But then the character gets thrust into the story in a way that his life is seriously at risk and it becomes a little more action oriented and a little more horror movie-esque. So, he kinda bounces back between being humorous and also being real … the rest of these guys, they look really good in their suits and they ve got abs, they can kick and fight and punch. Newt is sort of the everyman and he s flawed and he s arrogant. Del Toro gave Geiszler the mentality of a celebrity chef, with tattoos and a big personality . According to the director, Day was cast based on his performance in an episode of It s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: He comes out with a stick, and he has a monologue about what it is to hunt the rats in the basement. It was very funny, but he was coming from character. He was not doing big stuff, he was, like, really mourning and lamenting his job, you know, how inhuman it is. And I thought, This guy is great at shading and comedy. There are moments in the movie where he delivers them both. Trek Buccino portrays Newt as a child.
  • Ron Perlman as Hannibal Chau: A black marketeer who makes a living dealing Kaiju organs. Perlman stated, I actually think this character was designed to be played by another ethnicity other than myself. And somewhere along the way, had the notion, Wouldn t it be interesting to turn this guy into more of an invention. So, in other words, somebody takes on a persona that completely sounds like he s someone else and acts like he s someone else but he s really, you know, as you see me. That added a dimension to the larger-than-life aspect of the character … I m playing somebody very close to my own origins. But a completely made-up persona … which makes him even more full of shit. And I think that s the charm of the guy—that he s kind of elusive, hard to pin down. Pacific Rim marks Perlman s fifth appearance in a del Toro film. The director stated, I think the moment you have a guy that is called Hannibal Chau and Ron shows up, and he s from Brooklyn and he s been selling black market organs, you know the whole story … That s all I need to know. If it s any other actor, there s a lot more explaining to do. But when Ron comes in with that look, you can make your own story and it ll be as compelling as anything I can invent. You do a little weightlifting with the audience. The bird tattoos on Chau s fingers indicate his past as a gangster. In the film, Chau states he took the name from his favorite historical figure and his second-favorite Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn. Del Toro drew inspiration from Burt Lancaster s performance in Elmer Gantry when writing the character.
  • Robert Kazinsky as Chuck Hansen: An Australian Jaeger pilot considered the finest soldier left in the Resistance. He and his father Herc pilot Striker Eureka, the strongest and the fastest Jaeger with eleven Kaiju kills, and make up the Resistance s go-to team . Kazinsky, a fan of science-fiction, was initially drawn by the film s concept, My immediate reaction was Holy crap, that s cool. In the hands of somebody else, you might sit there and go, Well, this might be terrible, but with del Toro doing it, you kind of go, This is going to be amazing. . Reflecting on his experience in the film, Kazinsky said in an interview, The most fun I have ever had in my entire life was Pacific Rim, playing Chuck was incredibly fun.
  • Max Martini as Hercules Herc Hansen: Chuck s father and co-pilot. Kazinsky stated Martini hated the fact that he was cast as Chuck s father, being only 13 years Kazinsky s senior. However, Kazinsky said they developed a bond while filming, Because we were working so tight together, we would finish and then we would go out for dinner every night and we would go to the gym together on days off we had … The emotional scene toward the end with the father-son parting, it was very easy for me to play because I had grown to actually genuinely love Max as a man and as a friend. Kazinsky revealed that Herc and Chuck s pet bulldog was del Toro s idea and said, The dog s name was Max, ironically, and we ended up using Max for so many things. The story was that Herc and Chuck have difficulty communicating, that they communicated via the dog, and all the love that they couldn t show each other they would show the dog. The role was originally written for Ron Perlman, but del Toro decided the scenes between Perlman s Herc and Hunnam s Raleigh might start to feel like Sons of Anarchy 2.0 .
  • Clifton Collins Jr. as Tendo Choi: A Jaeger technician of Chinese and South American descent. Collins described his character as the brains behind the Jaegers.
  • Burn Gorman as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb: A scientist studying the Kaiju alongside Geiszler. According to del Toro, Gottlieb is a tweed-wearing, English, phlegmatic introvert that never leaves the lab . The modest Gottlieb resents Geiszler s arrogance and radical behavior; the duo echo the film s theme of incompatible people functioning together when the time comes. Drew Adkins portrays Gottlieb as a child.
  • Diego Klattenhoff as Yancy Becket: Raleigh s older brother and co-pilot. Klattenhoff joined the project to work with del Toro. Describing his character, Klattentoff said, This is a guy who is looking out for his very eager, younger brother and they were enabled with this gift that gave them the opportunity to kind of save the world. Or help, at least. Tyler Stevenson plays Yancy as a child.

Additional Jaeger pilots include Charles Luu, Lance Luu and Mark Luu as the Wei Tang triplets (China), and Robert Maillet and Heather Doerksen as Sasha and Alexis Kaidanovsky (Russia). Joe Pingue portrays Captain Merrit, the captain of a fishing boat caught in a battle between Jaeger and Kaiju. Santiago Segura plays an aide to Hannibal Chau. Brad William Henke and Larry Joe Campbell portray members of an Alaskan construction team that Raleigh joins after retiring from the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Robin Thomas, Julian Barnes, and David Richmond-Peck portray U.N. representatives from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, respectively. Sebastian Pigott appears as a Jaeger engineer and Joshua Peace appears as an officer, Jonathan Foxon appears as a frantic civilian. David Fox plays an old man on a beach, while Jane Watson portrays Raleigh and Yancy s mother in a flashback sequence. Producer Thomas Tull makes a cameo appearance. Ellen McLain makes a vocal appearance as the A.I of the Gipsy Danger, a nod to her role as GLaDOS in the Portal game series.


In the film, a Jaeger s neural load is too much for a single pilot to handle alone, meaning they must first be psychically linked to another pilot—a concept called drifting . When pilots drift, they quickly gain intimate knowledge of each other s memories and feelings, and have no choice but to accept them; del Toro found this concept s dramatic potential compelling. The director expressed his intention that the empathy metaphors extend to real life:

The pilots smaller stories actually make a bigger point, which is that we re all together in the same robot … Either we get along or we die. I didn t want this to be a recruitment ad or anything jingoistic. The idea of the movie is just for us to trust each other, to cross over barriers of color, sex, beliefs, whatever, and just stick together.

Del Toro acknowledged this message s simplicity, but said he would have liked to have seen adventure films with similar morals when he was a child. The film s ten primary characters all have little arcs conducive to this idea. Del Toro stated, I think that s a great message to give kids … That guy you were beating the shit out of ten minutes ago? That s the guy you have to work with five minutes later. That s life … We can only be complete when we work together. The director noted that Hellboy and The Devil s Backbone told the same message, though the latter conveyed it in a very different way.

The film centers on the relationship between Becket and Mori, but is not a love story in a conventional sense. Both are deeply damaged human beings who have decided to suppress their respective traumas. While learning to pilot their Jaeger, they undergo a process of opening up , gaining access to each other s thoughts, memories and secrets. Their relationship is necessarily one of respect and perfect trust . Hunnam commented that the film is a love story without a love story. It s about all of the necessary elements of love without arriving at love itself . Both Becket and Mori have suffered profound personal tragedies; one of the script s central ideas is that two damaged people can metaphorically become one , with their figurative missing pieces connecting almost like a puzzle. Del Toro emphasized the characters emotional intimacy by filming their training fight scene the way he would a sex scene.

Del Toro, a self-described pacifist, avoided what he termed car commercial aesthetics or army recruitment video aesthetics , and gave the characters Western ranks including marshal and ranger rather than military ranks such as captain , major or general . The director stated that he avoided making any kind of message that says war is good. We have enough firepower in the world. Del Toro wanted to break from the mass death and destruction featured in contemporary blockbuster films, and made a point of showing the streets and buildings being evacuated before Kaiju attacks, ensuring that the destruction depicted is completely remorseless . The director stated:

I don t want people being crushed. I want the joy that I used to get seeing Godzilla toss a tank without having to think there are guys in the tank … What I think is you could do nothing but echo the moment you re in. There is a global anxiety about how fragile the status quo is and the safety of citizens, but in my mind—honestly—this film is in another realm. There is no correlation to the real world. There is no fear of a copycat Kaiju attack because a Kaiju saw it on the news and said, I m going to destroy Seattle. In my case, I m picking up a tradition. One that started right after World War II and was a coping mechanism, in a way, for Japan to heal the wounds of that war. And it s integral for a Kaiju to rampage in the city.

Writing for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Wai Chee Dimock connected the film s central theme of togetherness to its recurring image of missing shoes, stating the utopian dream driving the characters is

that puny humans like us could be together —not only in the specific neural melding that must take place between the two Jaeger co-pilots but also, more generally speaking, in a fractal web of resemblance, filling the world with copies of ourselves at varying orders of magnitude and with varying degrees of re-expression, beginning with the shoes on our feet.



In February 2006, it was reported that Guillermo del Toro would direct Travis Beacham s fantasy screenplay Killing on Carnival Row, but the project never materialized. Beacham conceived Pacific Rim the following year. While walking on the beach near Santa Monica Pier, the screenwriter imagined a giant robot and a giant monster fighting to the death. They just sort of materialized out of the fog, these vast, godlike things. He later conceived the idea that each robot had two pilots, asking what happens when one of those people dies? Deciding this would be a story about loss, moving on after loss, and dealing with survivor s guilt , Beacham commenced writing the film. On May 28, 2010, it was reported that Legendary Pictures had purchased Beacham s detailed 25-page film treatment, now titled Pacific Rim.

On July 28, 2010, it was reported that del Toro would next direct an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft s At the Mountains of Madness for Universal Studios, with James Cameron producing. When del Toro met with Legendary Pictures to discuss the possibility of collaborating with them on a film, he was intrigued by Beacham s treatment—still a very small pitch at this point. Del Toro struck a deal with Legendary: while directing At the Mountains of Madness, he would produce and co-write Pacific Rim; because of the films conflicting production schedules, he would direct Pacific Rim only if At the Mountains of Madness were cancelled. Tom Cruise was attached to star in the Lovecraft adaptation.

On March 7, 2011, it was reported that Universal would not proceed with At the Mountains of Madness because del Toro was unwilling to compromise on the $150 million budget and R rating. The director later reflected, When it happened, this has never happened to me, but I actually cried that weekend a lot. I don t want to sound like a puny soul, but I really was devastated. I was weeping for the movie. The project collapsed on a Friday, and del Toro signed to direct Pacific Rim the following Monday.

Del Toro spent a year working with Beacham on the screenplay, and is credited as co-writer. He introduced ideas he had always wished to see in the genre, such as a Kaiju birth and a Kaiju attack seen from a child s perspective. The script also received an uncredited rewrite from Neil Cross, who previously created the Idris Elba-starring drama series Luther and wrote the del Toro-produced horror film Mama. Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan were enlisted to perform uncredited rewrites when their spec script Monstropolis caught the filmmaker s attention. Drew Pearce also carried out uncredited work on the script.


Filming began on November 14, 2011, and continued in Toronto into April 2012. Del Toro gave an update after the second week on filming finished. The film was referred to as Silent Seas and Still Seas during production.

Del Toro had never shot a film in less than 115 days, but had only 103 to shoot Pacific Rim. In order to achieve this, del Toro scheduled a splinter unit that he could direct early in the day, before main unit, and on his off-days. The director worked 17 to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, for much of the schedule. Del Toro took a new approach to directing actors, allowing looser movements and improvisation; the director maintained tight control over the production: Everything, 100% goes through me sooner or later. I do not delegate anything. Some people like it, some people don t, but it has to be done that way.

The film was shot using Red Epic cameras. At first Guillermo del Toro decided not to shoot or convert the film to 3D, as the effect would not work due to the sheer size of the film s robots and monsters, explaining

I didn t want to make the movie 3D because when you have things that big … the thing that happens naturally, you re looking at two buildings lets say at 300 feet, if you move there is no parallax. They re so big that, in 3D, you barely notice anything no matter how fast you move … To force the 3D effects for robots and monsters that are supposed to be big you are making their miniaturized, making them human scale.

It was later announced that the film would be converted to 3D, with the conversion taking 40 weeks longer than most. Del Toro said: What can I tell you? I changed my mind. I m not running for office. I can do a Romney.

Del Toro cut approximately an hour of material from the film. The unused footage explored the characters and their arcs in greater detail, but the director felt it was necessary to strike a balance, stating: We cannot pretend this is Ibsen with monsters and giant robots. I cannot pretend I m doing a profound reflection on mankind. Each character s arc was edited down to its minimal requirements. The director wanted to keep the film around two hours, particularly for younger viewers. Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón helped with the editing; Iñárritu removed ten minutes of footage, while Cuarón removed a few minutes and rearranged several scenes. Iñárritu and Cuarón receive a special thanks in the film s end credits, as do James Cameron and David Cronenberg.


Del Toro envisioned Pacific Rim as an earnest, colorful adventure story, with an incredibly airy and light feel , in contrast to the super-brooding, super-dark, cynical summer movie . The director focused on big, beautiful, sophisticated visuals and action that would satisfy an adult audience, but has stated his real hope is to introduce the Kaiju and mecha genres to a generation of children. While the film draws heavily on these genres, it avoids direct references to previous works. Del Toro intended to create something original but madly in love with its influences, instilled with epic beauty and operatic grandeur . The ending credits dedicate the film to Ray Harryhausen and Ishirō Honda, who helped to establish the giant monster genre with films such as The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and Godzilla, respectively. The film was to honor the Kaiju and mecha genres while creating an original stand-alone film, something conscious of the heritage, but not a pastiche or an homage or a greatest hits of everything . The director made a point of starting from scratch, without emulating or referencing any previous examples of those genres. He cautioned his designers not to turn to films like Godzilla, Gamera, or The War of the Gargantuas for inspiration, stating: I didn t want to be postmodern, or referential, or just belong to a genre. I really wanted to create something new, something madly in love with those things. I tried to bring epic beauty to it, and drama and operatic grandeur. Rather than popular culture, he drew inspiration from works of art such as The Colossus and George Bellows s boxing paintings. The film s designers include Wayne Barlowe (who is the primary designer of the Kaiju), Oscar Chichoni, monster sculptors David Meng and Simon Lee, and Hellboy II and The Hobbit designer Francisco Ruiz Velasco. Del Toro has acknowledged that some designs created for his cancelled At the Mountains of Madness adaptation may have been used in Pacific Rim.

Approximately one hundred Kaiju and one hundred Jaegers were designed, but only a fraction of these appear in the film; every week the filmmakers would do an American Idol and vote for the best. In designing Kaiju, the film s artists frequently drew inspiration from nature rather than other works. The director commented: Kaijus are essentially outlandish in a way, but on the other hand they come sort of in families: you ve got the reptilian Kaiju, the insect Kaiju, the sort of crustacean Kaiju … So to take an outlandish design and then render it with an attention to real animal anatomy and detail is interesting. Del Toro avoided making the Kaiju too similar to any Earth creatures, instead opting to make them otherworldly and alien. Del Toro called the film s Kaiju weapons , stating that they are the cleaning crew, the cats sent into the warehouse to clean out the mice. Certain design elements are shared by all the Kaiju; this is intended to suggest that they are connected and were designed for a similar purpose. Each Kaiju was given a vaguely humanoid silhouette to echo the man-in-suit aesthetic of early Japanese Kaiju films. While del Toro s other films feature ancient or damaged monsters, the Kaiju lack scars or any evidence of prior culture, indicating that they are engineered creations rather than the result of an evolutionary system.

Knifehead, the first Kaiju to appear in the film, is a tribute to the plodding kaiju of 1960s Japanese films, and is intended to look almost like a man in a rubber suit; its head was inspired by that of a goblin shark. Leatherback, the bouncer-like Kaiju which spews electro-magnetic charges, is a favorite of del Toro, who conceived it as a brawler with this sort of beer belly ; the lumbering movements of gorillas were used as a reference. The Kaiju Otachi homages the dragons of Chinese mythology. The director called it a Swiss army knife of a Kaiju ; with almost 20 minutes of screen time, it was given numerous features so the audience would not tire of it. The creature moves like a Komodo dragon in water, sports multiple jaws and an acid-filled neck sack, and unfurls wings when necessary. It is also more intelligent than the other Kaiju, employing eagle-inspired strategies against the Jaegers. Onibaba, the Kaiju that orphans Mako Mori, resembles a fusion of a Japanese temple and a crustacean. Slattern, the largest Kaiju, is distinguished by its extremely long neck and half-horn, half-crown head, which del Toro considered both demonic and majestic.

Gipsy Danger, the American Jaeger, was based on the shape of New York City s Art Deco buildings, such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, but infused with John Wayne s gunslinger gait and hip movements. Cherno Alpha, the Russian Jaeger, was based on the shape and paint patterns of a T-series Russian tank, combined with a giant containment silo to give the appearance of a walking nuclear power plant with a cooling tower on its head. Crimson Typhoon, the three-armed Chinese Jaeger, is piloted by triplets and resembles a medieval little warrior ; its texture evokes Chinese lacquered wood with golden edges. Striker Eureka, the Australian Jaeger, is likened by del Toro to a Land Rover; the most elegant and masculine Jaeger, it has a jutting chest, a camouflage paint scheme recalling the Australian outback, and the bravado of its pilots.

The film s costumes were designed by Shane Mahan and Kate Hawley, who spent several months on the costumes of the Jaeger pilots. The Russian pilot suits are old-fashioned and echo cosmonaut space suits.

Visual effects

Industrial Light & Magic was chosen to create the visual effects for Pacific Rim. Del Toro hired Oscar winners John Knoll and Hal T. Hickel, both known for their work on the Star Wars prequel trilogy and the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Legacy Effects co-owner Shane Mahan, known for creating the armored suits for Iron Man, was tasked with building the suits, helmets and conn-pods. Oscar winner Clay Pinney, known for his work on Independence Day and Star Trek, was also brought on board. Hybride Technologies, a division of Ubisoft, and Rodeo FX also contributed to the visual effects.

Del Toro conceived the film as an operatic work:

That was one of the first words I said to the entire team at ILM. I said, This movie needs to be theatrical, operatic, romantic. We used a lot of words not usually associated with high-tech blockbusters … We went for a very, very, very, very saturated color palette for the battle for Hong Kong. I kept asking John to tap into his inner Mexican and be able to saturate the greens and the purples and the pinks and the oranges.

The classic Japanese woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai was a common motif in the ocean battles; Del Toro recalled, I would say Give me a Hokusai wave … we use the waves and weather in the movie very operatically. The director asked that Knoll not necessarily match the lighting from shot to shot: It s pretty unorthodox to do that, but I think the results are really beautiful and very artistically free and powerful, not something you would associate with a big sci-fi action movie. Del Toro considers the film s digital water its most exciting visual effect: The water dynamics in this movie are technically beautiful, but also artistically incredibly expressive. We agreed on making the water become almost another character. We would time the water very precisely. I d say Get out of the wave.

The film also features extensive miniature effect shots provided by 32TEN Studios, under the supervision of ILM VFX Producer Susan Greenhow and ILM VFX Supervisors John Knoll and Lindy DeQuattro. Shot using RED Epic cameras on 3D rigs, the scenes produced by 32TEN involved the creation of a quarter-scale office building interior which was destroyed by the fist of a Jaeger robot which was on a separate pneumatically controlled rig, as well as a sequence which depicted several rows of seats in a soccer stadium being blown apart as a Jaeger lands in the stadium, which was created by using quarter-scale seats blown apart by air cannons. Additionally 32TEN provided several practical elements for ILM s compositing team including dust clouds, breaking glass and water effects.


The film s score was composed by Ramin Djawadi. Del Toro selected Djawadi based on his works on Prison Break, Iron Man and Game of Thrones, stating: His scores have a grandeur, but they have also an incredible sort of human soul. The director also stated that some Russian rap would be featured in the film. The soundtrack was released on digital download from Amazon on June 18, 2013, and CD on June 25, 2013. The physical version of the soundtrack was released on July 9, 2013, by WaterTower Music, three days before the theatrical release of the film itself. Guest musicians Tom Morello and Priscilla Ahn also feature as soloists on the score. Two songs appear in the film which are not included on the soundtrack are Just Like Your Tenderness by Luo Xiaoxuan, and the ending theme Drift , performed by Blake Perlman featuring Rza. The OST received mostly positive reviews. The Action Elite rated the album with a perfect five stars, the Empire gave four, while MSN and Filmtracks also gave the soundtrack four out of five stars. On July 27, 2013, the soundtrack appeared at peak position number 7 on US Billboard Top Soundtracks.


On November 28, 2012, the official film website premiered alongside two viral videos—one depicting the initial Kaiju attack as captured by a handheld camera. Blueprints depicting the designs for the Jaeger machines were also released online. On June 5, 2013, the graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero was released. Written by Travis Beacham and featuring cover art by Alex Ross, Tales from Year Zero serves as an introductory prologue to the film, and is set twelve years before its events. On June 18, Insight Editions published Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters, an art book written by David S. Cohen. The book chronicles the film s production with concept art, photography, the cast and crew s accounts of the shoot, and a foreword by del Toro. On July 2, a viral video was released in which Ron Perlman s character, Hannibal Chau, advertises his fictional Kaiju organ dealership, Kaiju Remedies.

On the day of the film s release, July 12, 2013, another viral video was released to promote the film. It involved the collaboration of the film studio (including del Toro himself) and the YouTube network Polaris (also known as The Game Station). It featured members of the YouTube network (such as the Game Grumps) as Jaeger pilots fighting Kaiju. On July 16, a novelization by Alex Irvine was released. NECA began selling action figures of the film s Kaiju and Jaegers.


Pacific Rim was initially expected to reach theaters in July 2012. However, Warner Bros. decided to postpone the film s release date to May 10, 2013. In March 2012, it was announced that the film would be released on July 12, 2013. The film premiered in Mexico City on July 1, 2013.

Home media

Pacific Rim became available for download on the iTunes Store and Vudu on October 1, 2013. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United States on October 15, 2013, and in the United Kingdom and other countries on November 25, 2013. A collector s edition was also available on the same date. To help promote the home media release, Bryan Harley and Roque Rodriguez of Fresno, California, produced a sweded version of the film s Gipsy Danger vs. Otachi battle scene, after del Toro was impressed by the duo s sweded trailer released on YouTube in March 2013. As of March 2014, Pacific Rim has sold 961,845 DVDs along with 1,427,692 Blu-ray Discs in the United States for $10,045,530 and $24,634,992 in revenue, respectively, for a total of $37,079,122. Pacific Rim was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 4, 2016.


Box office

Pacific Rim grossed $101.8 million in North America, and has had a favorable international release, grossing $309.7 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $411.5 million.

The film grossed $3.6 million from Thursday night showings, 23 percent of which came from IMAX showings. It then faced competition from Grown Ups 2 and ultimately fell behind it on opening day, earning $14.6 million. The film reached the #3 spot during the opening weekend with $37.2 million, behind Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2. This is the highest-ever opening for a film by del Toro, surpassing Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Around 50 percent of tickets were in 3D, which makes it the second-highest 3D share of 2013, behind Gravity. During its second weekend, the film dropped a steep 57% with a gross of $16 million, and during its third weekend, had dropped a further 52% with a gross of $7.7 million. On July 22, 2013, it was reported that the film had reached #1 at the international box office over the weekend. The film had a successful opening in China, grossing $45.2 million, until overtaken by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It was the largest opening in China for a Warner Bros. title, and the sixth-largest Chinese debut of all time for any Hollywood film. On August 19, 2013, its gross crossed $100 million in China alone, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing American film ever in China. It grossed a total of $114.3 million in the country, making China the largest market for the film. In Japan, the film landed in the fifth position on opening weekend, with an initial earning of $3 million (behind World War Z s gross of $3.4 million).

In September 2013, Forbes highlighted Pacific Rim as the rare English-language film in history to cross $400 million while barely crossing $100 million domestic .

Critical response

Pacific Rim received generally positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 72% approval rating based on 294 reviews, with an average rating of 6.60/10. The website s critical consensus reads, It may sport more style than substance, but Pacific Rim is a solid modern creature feature bolstered by fantastical imagery and an irresistible sense of fun. Review aggregation website Metacritic gives the film a rating of 65 out of 100 based on reviews from 48 critics, which indicates generally favorable reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of A− on an A+ to F scale.

The Daily Telegraph s Robbie Collin awarded the film five stars out of five, likening the experience of watching it to rediscovering a favorite childhood cartoon. He praised del Toro for investing his own affection for the genre and sense of artistry into the project in such a way that the viewer found themselves immersed in the film rather than watching from afar, noting the director had catered to younger and older audiences alike and expressed surprise that the film could rise above the sum of its parts. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter gave a positive review, describing the film as the sum of the potential every monster film had ever tried to fulfill. Lou Lumenick of The New York Post gave the film four stars out of four, and said it had no shortage of brains, brawn, eye candy, wit and even some poetry , praising the clean and coherent action sequences and the terrific chemistry between Hunnam and Kikuchi. Drew McWeeny of HitFix highlighted other aspects of the film, paying particular attention to the production and art design. He also praised the cinematography for perfectly capturing the film, and described the score as ridiculously cool . Rolling Stone s Peter Travers called the film the work of a humanist ready to banish cynicism for compassion , saying that del Toro drives the action with a heartbeat . Keith Uhlich of Time Out called the film pure, pleasurable comic-book absurdity , and noted that del Toro had lent the proceedings a plausible humanity lacking in most of summer 2013 s destruction-heavy blockbusters. He said the Kaijus civilian victims make a palpably personal impression , deeming one scene with Mako Mori as mythically moving as anything in the mecha anime, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, that the director emulates with expert aplomb. The Village Voice s Stephanie Zacharek called it summer entertainment with a pulse , praising its dumbly brilliant action and freedom from elitism, but noted the story is predictable and suggested del Toro s time would be better spent on more visionary films. Angela Watercutter of Wired called it the most awesome movie of the summer , a fist-pumping, awe-inspiring ride , and opined that its focus on spectacle rather than characterization simply does not matter in the summer blockbuster context. Richard Roeper gave the film a B, commenting that either the Jaegers or Kaiju can take down any of the Transformers. Leonard Maltin gave the film two-and-a-half out of four stars, calling it three-quarters of a really good movie that doesn t know when to quit.

The Guardian s Andrew Pulver was less enthusiastic, calling the film a mix of wafer-thin psychodrama and plot-generator dialogue . Time s Richard Corliss said the action was let down by inert drama, describing the film as 45 minutes of awesome encased in 90 minutes of yawnsome. Justin Chang of Variety criticized it as loud and lacking the nuance and subtlety of del Toro s previous films. The New Yorker s Anthony Lane s verdict read as It is possible to applaud Pacific Rim for the efficacy of its business model while deploring the tale that has been engendered—long, loud, dark, and very wet. You might as well watch the birth of an elephant. The San Francisco Chronicle s Mike LaSalle reacted extremely negatively by stating If this is the best we can do in terms of movies—if something like this can speak to the soul of audiences—maybe we should just turn over the cameras and the equipment to the alien dinosaurs and see what they come up with … Director Guillermo del Toro, who gave us Pan s Labyrinth not too many years ago, used to be known as an artistic and discerning filmmaker, despite his affection for blockbuster action and grotesqueness. But too often he gets lost in his computer … Why go to the movies to look at somebody else s computer after looking at your own all week? … The actors can t make Pacific Rim any better. They can only relieve some of the pain. Slant Magazine s Ed Gonzalez, who said the film lacked poignancy, compared it to a video game: a stylish but programmatic ride toward an inevitable final boss battle . TheWrap s Alonso Duralde criticized the choice to set most battles at night or during the rain, feeling it detracted from the action, and said the comic relief actors—Day, Gorman, and Perlman—stole the film from the less interesting leads. Jordan Hoffman of identified Hunnam as the weak link in the cast, calling him a charisma black hole . Giles Hardie of The Sydney Morning Herald was particularly critical of the film, awarding the action sequences five IQ points out of five as he described the film as an hour and twenty minutes of fight sequences vaguely connected by ten minutes of story.

Other response

Director Rian Johnson praised the film, as did Japanese game director Hideo Kojima, who called it the ultimate otaku film and stated he never imagined would be fortunate enough to see a film like this in life . Go Nagai, who pioneered the idea of mecha piloted from an interior cockpit, praised the film s fun and intense action, while game developer Fumito Ueda said its battle scenes surpassed memories of the tokusatsu films he saw as an impressionable child. Science fiction author William Gibson called the film A ravishing display of intelligent, often wonderfully witty visual design, every frame alive with coherent language, in the service of what is at heart a children s story … A baroque that doesn t curdle, that never fetishizes itself.


Award Category Recipients Result
ABFF Hollywood Awards Artist of the Year Idris Elba (also for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Thor: The Dark World) Nominated
Annie Award Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in a Live Action Production Won
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Live Action Production Nominated
British Academy Film Awards Best Special Visual Effects Nominated
Critics Choice Movie Award Best Visual Effects Nominated
Denver Film Critics Society Best Science Fiction/Horror Film Nominated
Empire Awards Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards Best Visual Effects John Knoll Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Best Horror/Sci-Fi Film Won
Saturn Award Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Best Director Guillermo del Toro Nominated
Best Production Design Andrew Neskoromny and Carol Spier Nominated
Best Editing Peter Amundson and John Gilroy Nominated
Best Special Effects John Knoll, James E. Price, Clay Pinney and Rocco Larizza Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Visual Special Effects John Knoll Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Summer Movie Action Nominated
Visual Effects Society Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture John Knoll, Susan Greenhow, Chris Raimo, Hal Hickel Nominated
Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Jakub Pistecky, Frank Gravatt, Cyrus Jam, Chris Havreberg for Kaiju – Leatherback Nominated
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Johan Thorngren, Jeremy Bloch, David Meny, Polly Ing for Virtual Hong Kong Nominated
Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Colin Benoit, Nick Walker, Adam Schnitzer, Victor Schutz for Hong Kong Ocean Brawl Nominated
Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture David Fogler, Alex Jaeger, Aaron Wilson, David Behrens Nominated


Named after the female character from the film, Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi), the Mako Mori test is a set of requirements designed to measure the level of gender equality in a film or TV show. Derived from the Bechdel test, it was born from the following observation: even though the film Pacific Rim gives a rather good representation of women, it fails the Bechdel test. The criterion of the Mako Mori test is as follows: there is at least one female character; with her own narrative arc; independent to that of a male character.


A sequel titled Pacific Rim: Uprising, directed by Steven S. DeKnight and produced by Del Toro, with Kikuchi, Day, and Gorman reprising their roles, and Universal Pictures taking the film distribution, was released on March 23, 2018.

Other media

Video game

A single-player fighting video game based on the film was announced by the Australian Classification Board for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Published and developed by Yuke s, Pacific Rim: The Video Game was released along with the film on July 12, 2013. The game received generally negative reviews. Reliance Games developed a Pacific Rim tie-in game for smartphone platforms, such as iOS and Android devices; this version also received negative reviews.

Anime series

On November 8, 2018, Netflix announced an original anime series that expands upon the story and universe of the two live-action movies. On October 27, 2020, the anime was officially titled Pacific Rim: The Black, and would follow two siblings that are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents . The anime would be animated by Polygon Pictures, with Marvel Comics writer Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson serving as the showrunners. The first season released on March 4, 2021 and the second and final season was released on April 19, 2022.

Amusement park ride

A 3D amusement park ride, titled Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike, opened in 2019 at Trans Studio Cibubur in collaboration with Legendary Entertainment. The ride guides audiences through a battle between the Jaegers and the Kaiju. The ride features walkthrough sections with actors in the middle of the ride. Over the course of its 20-minute run time, audiences are introduced to 3 new Kaiju s and Indonesia s own Jaeger: Storm Garuda.

Year 2013
ReleaseDate 2013-07-12
RuntimeMins 131
RuntimeStr 2h 11min
Plot As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award, 7 wins & 48 nominations total
Directors Guillermo del Toro
Writers Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
Stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi
Produced by Chen On Chu,Guillermo del Toro,Callum Greene,Jon Jashni,Mary Parent,Jillian Share,Thomas Tull
Music by Ramin Djawadi
Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro
Film Editing by Peter Amundson,John Gilroy
Casting By Margery Simkin
Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny,Carol Spier
Art Direction by Elinor Rose Galbraith,Richard L. Johnson,Andrew Li,Sandi Tanaka
Set Decoration by Peter P. Nicolakakos
Costume Design by Kate Hawley
Makeup Department Pipsan Ayotte,Teresa Buccione,Paul R.J. Elliot,Cliona Furey,Patricia Keighran,Colin Penman,Ryan Reed,Jordan Samuel,Sondra Treilhard,Stacey Butterworth,Leanne Carey,Kevin Carter,Verity Fiction,Koji Ohmura,Cristina Patterson,Omar Roessler
Production Management Dustin Bernard,D.J. Carson,Callum Greene,Joanne Jackson,Sara Romilly,Michelle Russell,Jane Aguirre,Afnahn Khan,Jason Pomerantz,Mark Scoon,Ty Warren
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jeff J.J. Authors,Adam Bocknek,Jack Boem,Penny Charter,Naomi Enfield,Alexander H. Gayner,Kathryn Hughes,Zach Hunt,Travis McConnell,Andrew Pritchard,Siluck Saysanasy,Craig Seitz,Gerrod Shully,Mitch Cappe,Jodi A. Tario,Ambrose Wong
Art Department Colin Adams,Barbara Agbaje,John Bannister,Wayne D. Barlowe,Shane Bennett,David Best,Peter Bodnarus,Rudy Braun,Brenton Brown,Denniston Karl Brown,Carlos Caneca,William Cheng,Oscar Chichoni,Joelle Craven,George Cribb,Joe Curtin,Guy Davis,Andrew Dininio,TyRuben Ellingson,Vladislav Fedorov,Henry Fong,John Fraser,David G. Fremlin,Humberto Garcia,Sarah Gardner,Harold Gay,Christopher Geggie,Sidali Ghimouz,Jeremy Gillespie,Kevin Haeberlin,J. Ryan Halpenny,Ron Hewitt,Frank Hong,Jon Hunter,Paul Jefferson,Stefany Koutroumpis,Itsuko Kurono,Patricia Larman,Simon Lee,Yasmyn Lee,Kevin Lise,Dominique Louis,David Lylloff,Sang Maier,John Mainwaring,Hugo Martin,Rob McCallum,David Meng,Steve Middlebrook,Matt Middleton,Brad Milburn,Keith Mocon,Raúl Monge,Russell Moore,John Moran,Timothy Peel,Sorin Popescu,Vicki Pui,Hynie Rasch,Andrew Redekop,Marina Reshetnikova,Francisco Ruiz-Velasco,Carlos Salgado,Stephen Schirle,Corinna Schmitt-Porsia,Jeff Smith,Peter C. Strange,Phillip Tellez,Katy Thatcher,Keith Thompson,Andra Totirescu,Tommy Vance,Sean Vizsy,Simon Webber,Allen Williams,Doug Williams,Gareth Wilson,Toni Wong,Dave Wood,Vickie Yolevsky,Darleen Abbott,Peter Aquilina,Luke James Belderes,Joseph Bower,Brian Cranstone,Taku Dazai,Alan Droeger,Brad Francis,Clinton Guitard,Alexandra Hooper,Brandon Johnson,Camille Kennedy,Jason Kirk,Walter Klassen,Peter Legault,Casey Erin MacIntyre,John Mackenzie,Kari Measham,Yoriaki Mochizuki,Melissa K. Nicoll,Stephen Paisley,Deniz Rakhmanova,Jaclyn Shoub,Daniel Smallegange,Jonathon Stanton,Johann Joseph Tebrake,John Todd,Vosloo Van Der Merwe,Evan Webber,Jennifer Wood,Jing Zheng
Sound Department Craig Baker,Warren Burley,Charlie Campagna,Glen Gauthier,Scott Martin Gershin,Nerses Gezalyan,Lauren Hadaway,Catherine Harper,Thomas Hayek,Gary A. Hecker,Dan Hegeman,Tim LeBlanc,Darrin Mann,Gary Marullo,Jason McFarling,Christopher Moriana,James Moriana,Ryan Murphy,Thomas J. O’Connell,Margit Pfeiffer,Tony Pilkington,John T. Reitz,Stephen P. Robinson,Gregg Rudloff,David Stanke,Becky Sullivan,Steve Switzer,Masanobu ‘Tomi’ Tomita,Brett Voss,Csaba Wagner,Tim Walston,Jeffrey Wilhoit,Paul Williams,Scott Wolf,Alan Zielonko,Peter Zinda,Tom Caton,Mark Coffey,Joseph E. Colmenero,Joshua Fielstra,Eric Gotthelf,Sam Gray,Michael Jesmer,Justin Jose,Daniel R. Kerr,Jordan O’Neill,Brent Robichaud,Brian Seagrave,Carlos Solis,Jason Stevens,David Wyman,Ryan Young
Special Effects by Nicola Bendrey,Damon Bishop,Blake Bolger,Evan Brainard,Chris Bridges,Adrian Burnett,A.J. Catalano,Jim Charmatz,John Cherevka,Graham Chivers,Peter W. Clarke,Brian Claus,Tony Contreras,Allan Cooke,Ken Cornett,Ken Culver,François Dagenais,Steven Dawley,Jeff Derushie,Jason Detheridge,Michelle Deville,Cristina Drake,Mike Elizalde,Devon Ellis,Damian Fisher,Alan Garber,Jesse Gee,C.J. Goldman,Joe Gomez,Jonathan Graham,Chris Grossnickle,Jamie Grove,Jurgen Heimann,Matt Heimlich,Trevor Hensley,Kevin Hutchinson,Darnell Isom,Taylor James,Jeff Jingle,Greg Keto,Gary Kleinsteuber,Zane Knisely,Steven Kostanski,Jim Kundig,Rocco Larizza,Mark Lawton,Adam Lee,Jason Lopes,Michael MacFarlane,Lindsay MacGowan,Shane Mahan,Laird McMurray,David Merritt,Scott Millenbaugh,Bruce D. Mitchell,Brian Namanny,Steve Newburn,Angela Novak,Aina O’Kane,Thomas Ovenshire,Katelynn Pasquino,Clay Pinney,Joshua Pinney,Brian Poor,Dwight Roberts,Tracey Roberts,Gord Robertson,John Rosengrant,Leanne Rosinski,Adam Wesley Ross,Sean Sansom,Natalie Scocchia,J. Alan Scott,Nick Seldon,Mark Setrakian,Tenille Shockey,Jaime Siska,Gregory L. Smith,Won-il Song,James Springham,Christopher Swift,Cole Taylor,Mario Torres Jr.,Arjen Tuiten,Anthony Veilleux,Brian Walsh,Chris Zega,Chris Bailey,Darin Bouyssou,Michael Brako,Josiah Buhler,Chris Card,Ray Comiso,Sophia Coronado,Myriam Cournoyer,Dawn Dininger,James Gawley,Daniel Gibson,Chris Grondin,Bob Hall,Tomo Hayashi,Jeff Himmel,Allan B. Holt,Michael Innanen,Anthony Julio,Hiroshi Katagiri,Mike Kavanagh,Kaz Kobielski,Richard J. Landon,Arthur Langevin,Frank Langley,Brad Larkin,Tim Lidstone,Drew Longland,Russell Lukich,Dave Mackenzie,Megan Many,Clayton Martinez,Jim McGillivary,Kevin McTurk,Ken Mieding,Shane Million,Heidi Mistic,Steven Munson,Michael O’Brien,Toi Ogunyoku Jr.,James Ojala,Duncan Orthner,Alejandro Palma,Dennis Parker,John Poulter,Brian Rae,Marcus Rait,Thomas Rasada,David Reaume,Jim Reischl,Jacob Roanhaus,Troy Rundle,Kimberly Scott,Jeff Skochko,Matthew Tulk,Tim Walkey,Stephen Wallace,Skyler Wilson
Visual Effects by Paolo Acri,Milton Adamou,Alia Agha,Nesar Ahmad,Mohammed Noor Akhter,Charles Alleneck,Anit Kumar Aman,Dan Lindskov Andersen,Matt Anderson,Florent Andorra,Jonathan Angelo,Normand Archambault,Joakim Arnesson,Andrew Ashton,Creighton Ashton,Okan Ataman,Kiran Auti,Eric Baca,Paul A. Baccam,Jie Bai,Kenneth Bailey,Katharine Baird,Carlos Balila,Christopher Balog,Michael Balog,Christopher Bannister,Leigh Barbier,Kevin Barnhill,Simeon Bassett,Mark Battle,Olivier Beaulieu,Loïc Beguel,Brian Begun,Alexis Belanger,Kevin Bell,Barbara Bellanca,Tim Belsher,Deborah Belz,Jeannie Ben-Hain,Nestor Benito,Colin Benoit,Michaël Bentitou,Brian N. Bentley,Dennis Berardi,Michel Bergeron,Guillaume Berthoumieu,Louise Bertrand,Jason Bidwell,Jason Billington,Duncan Blackman,Raphaele Blanchard,David Blemur,Jeremy Bloch,Robert Bock,Mike Bodkin,Brendan Body,Peter Bogatsky,Jeremy Boissinot,Jean Bolte,Aron Bonar,Loganathan Boopathy,Dan Bornstein,Alan Boucek,Shane Bouthillier,Jon Bowen,Kirstin Bradfield,Ryan Bradley,Steve Braggs,Timothy Brakensiek,Anne Brashier,Jonathan Brayer,Patrick Brennan,Michael Breymann,Milady Bridges,Aaron Brown,Chantell Brown,Tripp Brown,Eloi Brunelle,Marc Bryant,Jacob Buck,Michael Buck,Chris Buckley,Jan Burda,Jean-Francois Burdin,Bryan Burger,Jose Burgos,Laura Bussinger,Edouard Buttiero,Brendan Byrd,Jacob Børsting,Meggie Cabral,Gem Ronn Cadiz,Luis Calero,Ryan Calloway,Craig Calvert,Marbella Calvillo,Scott Camera-Smith,Warwick Campbell,Marshall Candland,Brian Cantwell,Ping Cao,Derrick Carlin,John Carlson,Tami Carter,Ben Case,Daniel Cavey,Julien Chabot,Christophe Chabot-Blanchet,Guillaume Champagne,Andrew Kin Fun Chan,Charmaine Chan,Fanny Chan,Kien Geay Chan,Hui Ling Chang,Sarah Chang,Freddy Chavez Olmos,Georgie Chen,Max Chen,Wendy Chesebrough Lowe,Peter Chesloff,Ahdee Chiu,Eun-Jung Cho,Tsz Yeung Choi,Kian Shyang Chong,Raymond Chou,Yew Kay Chow,Bradley Chowning,Ian Christie,Francesca Christopher,Graham D. Clark,James G. Clark,Erik Classen,Sean Clemons,Anita Clipston,Mickael Coedel,Julien Cohen Bengio,Kaelen Cohen,John Colt,Tara Conley,J.P. Connery,Pat Conran,Carl Anthony Contreras,Krishnamurti Costa,Glenn Cotter,Mathew Cowie,David Crawford,Tyson Cross,Francois Croteau,Joanie Croteau,Mathew Cullen,Ryan Cunningham,Beth D’Amato,Mikaël Damant-Sirois,Tobias Danbo,Anupam Das,Sashwata Das,Dane K. 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Tecson,Furio Tedeschi,Nicklas Thiesen,Gaetan Thiffault,Jason Thomas,Oliver Thornton,Eric Timm,Carine Touraille,Joseph Towe,Derek Tracy,Brian Jason Tran,Thomas Tran,Mark Victor Trappett,Daniel Trebac,Anne Tremblay,Marco Tremblay,Marjolaine Tremblay,Christophe Trepanier,John Trotter,Denis Trutanic,Lisa Dawn Tynes,Johnne Tyson,Reuben Uy,Sofi Vaillant,Josiah Van Arsdel,Mark Van Ee,Jeremy Vanneman,Sherin Varghese,Ricardo Velez,Jared James Vest,Andres Vitale,Laura Voglesong,Shawn Wallbridge,Zhi Wan,Pablo Wang,Mike Warner,Jeffrey Warnhoff,Anastasia Watson,Kelly Wescott,Angelo White,Kenneth H. Wiatrak,Adrian Williams,Sam Willing,Ryan M. Wilson,Kim Wiseman,Jerry Wiskerson,Jenny Wolfe-Binder,Stephanie Woo,Peter M. Wu,Rachel Wyn Dunn,Fu Xiao,Natsuko Yamashita,Yuting Ye,Michelle Yu,Walter Yuan,Deborah Zadzora,Elana Zaklis,David Zbriger,Jixing Zhang,Ye Zhilin,Joelle Xin Zhow,Cheng Zhu,George Zwier
Stunts Bradley James Allan,Sebastiano Cartier,Tommy Chang,Alex Chiang,Kimberly Chiang,Ruth Chiang,Fabian Choe,Ian Chow,Mike Chow,Ava Choy,Dean Copkov,Christopher Cordell,Mike Desabrais,Wayne Downer,Flint Eagle,Gary Fry,Jere Gillis,Don Gough,Mike Gow,Howard Green,Brian Ho,Ming Jian Huang,Ernie Jackson,Li Jing,Allen Keng,Gary Kingsman,Michelle Lee,Johnny Mah,Bonnie Mak,Chris Mark,James Mark,Eli Martyr,Walter Masko,Larry A. McLean,Alain Moussi,Efosa Otuomagie,Betty Elizabeth Paquette,Daniel Park,J.J. Park,Steven P. Park,Cheryl Quiacos,Darryl Quon,Branko Racki,Joseph Racki,Robert Racki,Kevin Reid,Jae Shim,Alex Soldatov,Alan Tang,Ken Tran,Sai Visouvath,Al Vrkljan,Emerson Wong,Paul Wu,Tsu-Ching Yu,Jamie James Yungblut,Alex Armbruster,Dan Belley,Andrea Berchtold,Derek Bujalski,Jonny Caines,Kevin Cassidy,Tommy Chang,Ho Chow,Mike Chute,Eric Daniel,Tim Dashwood,Neil Davison,Mike Desabrais,Tom Farr,Jason Gosbee,Scotty Gregory,Tyler Hall,Joel Harris,Stéphane Julien,Kevan Kase,Shara Kim,Ingrid Kleinig,Shin Wook Lim,Kelvin Lum,Tony Lynch,Patrick Mark,Duncan McLeod,Tammy Nera,Simon Northwood,Neven Pajkic,Louis Paquette,Jim Pearson,Brett Praed,Paul Rapovski,Bryan Renfro,Ilan Rosenberg,Vincent Rother,Con Schell,Steve ‘Shack’ Shackleton,Robert C. Shannon,Ray Siegle,Tim Soergel,John Stead,Mitra Suri,Glenn Suter,Gary Toy,Alicia Turner,Geoff Williams
Camera and Electrical Department Sean Anicic,Johnny Askwith,James Banfield,Pierre Berube,Brian Black,Richard Brooks Burton,Angelo Colavecchia,John Colavecchia,Gilles Corbeil,Mark Cyre,Robert Daprato,Jeff DaSilva,Christopher Dean,Gary Deneault,Tara Dixit,Ian Foulds,Ben Gervais,Peter Gmehling,Mark Greenberg,Michael L. Hall,Bob Harper,Kerry Hayes,Perry Hoffman,Jim Holmes,Monty Jang,Andy Jekabsons,Alan G. Kelly,Bernie Lalonde,David Lee,Sandra Lombardi,Wing Ma,Stephan Maia,Joseph Micomonaco,Anthony Nocera,Christopher Raucamp,C.J. Roy,John Saysana,Ronald Schlueter,Julia Seidman,Benjamin Smith,Sean Snell,Tom Starnes,Rick Stribling,Andrew Sych,Paul Thompson,Anton Van Rooyen,Checco Varese,Phil Whitfield,Amanda Wojtaszek,David Allan,Max Armstrong,Dwayne Barr,Rocky Brown,Brian Cassar,Gyorgy Darvas,Alex Dawes,Cylvan Desrouleaux,Byrd Dickens,Scott Dolan,Mark Ekin,Loren Elkins,David Erlichman,Harry K. Garvin,Greg Haddow,Dianne L. Haggarty,Ian C. Harris,Mohamed Hassan,Wilton Higgins,Juan Pablo Jara,Zane Kamat,Terry Kelly,Patrick King,Jim Krauter,Marek Krawczyk,Richard D. Leko,Alex Leung,Wentao Ma,Mike Mulholland,Malcolm Nefsky,Mikhail Ramtahal,Matt Rathbun,Andrew Read,Pete Romano,Paul Shakeshaft,Robert C. Shannon,Mike Smith,Tanner Stauss,Matthew Temple,Bernard Van Speyk,John Warner,Ken Wiebe
Animation Department Mickael Coedel,Ryan Wasson
Casting Department Robin D. Cook,Zameret Kleiman,Jane Spencer,Joanna Davis,Justine Hempe,Jonathan Oliveira,Justin Turner
Costume and Wardrobe Department Ciara Brennan,A.J. Catalano,Renee Fontana,Heidi Hafer,Roslyn Hanchard,Michele Harney,Tanya Batanau-Chuiko,Nancy Da Silva,Urs Dierker,Gerri Gillan,Lindsay Jacobs,Kate Katz,Frank Langley,Wing Lee,Sharon McDonell,Kathleen Meade,Gilberto Mello,Sean Murray,Aaron Noel,Liz Oliver,Silvana Sacco,Sara Schilt,Wayne Thomas,Jodi Whitney
Editorial Department Patrick J. Barry,Steve Bobertz,Lauren Brandon,Joseph Carson,Jade E. Chatham,George Chavez,Maxine Gervais,James W. Harrison III,Mo Henry,Erik Kaufmann,Lara Khachooni,Matt McFarland,Cam McLauchlin,Adam Ohl,Brigitte Rabazo,Brett Schlaman,Bobbie Shay,Daniel André,Denis Chouinard,David Cowles,Dan Dolan,David Gallegos,Daniel George,Evan Gervais,Alex Gilbert,JoAnne Ji Kim,Jesse Korosi,Rigoberto Madrigal,Emily Mason,Mike Merkwan,Cris Mertens,Derek N. Prusak,Adrian Scherger,James Spurling,Valeria Vezzali,Tim Weyers
Location Management Fred Kamping,Mark McFadden,Boris Radivojevic,Johnny Wang,George Wong,A.J. Hordal,Jeffery Pong
Music Department Mark Adams,Eun-Mee Ahn,Priscilla Ahn,Steve Amerson,Tony Blondal,Belinda Broughton,Reid Bruton,Brandon Campbell,Daniel Chaney,David Channing,Stephen Coleman,Gregory Geiger,Michael Geiger,Nick Glennie-Smith,Timothy Gonzales,Abdiel Gonzalez,Scott Graff,Stephen Grimm,Steven Harms,Dylan S. Hart,Alex Iles,Steve Kaplan,Philip Keen,Dan Kelley,Andrew Kinney,Shawn Kirchner,Timothy Landauer,Edward Levy,Jon Lewis,Michael Lichtenauer,John Lofton,Lora’nd Lokustza,Maya Magub,William Marriott,Darrin McCann,Martin McClellan,Alan Meyerson,Adam Michalak,Tom Morello,Peter Myles,Satoshi Mark Noguchi,Adam Olmsted,Eric Overholt,Joel Pargman,Steven Pence,Barry Perkins,Radu Pieptea,Dennis S. Sands,Dave Way,Mel Wesson,Margaret Yen,George Doering,Dylan Gentile,Vicki Giordano,William Kenneth Goldman,Chris Haigh,James Hayden,The Hollywood Studio Symphony,Todd Honeycutt,Brian Kilgore,Ny Lee,Greg Loskorn,Frank Macchia,Jon Mattox,Aaron Meyer,Jasper Randall,Lise Richardson,Peter Rotter,Darren Rutter,Gerald White
Script and Continuity Department Dug Rotstein,Marcus Dunstan,Eli Fuentes,Patrick Melton
Transportation Department Paul Marshall,Pierre Naday,John Ozolins,Wayne Corrigan,Dave Kinnear,Rod Kraft,Dave Wilson
Additional Crew Lara Alexander,Gerry Alfonso,David Arnott,Courtenay Bainbridge,Fermin Balado,Brandon Balon,Cassandra Barbour,Katharine Boyce,Joe Boyes,Jason Broad,Elspeth Cassar,Cathy Cavadini,Ray Chang,Max Charles,Caitlin Chassaing,Lee Chen,Will Collyer,Anika Contos,Lincoln D’Souza,John DeMita,Christian Dendias,Joe Everett,Man Fong,Aaron Fors,Ian Gibson,Carolyn Gilroy,Jonah Greisman,Anne Margarette Guerrero,Lucia Haliburton,Isa Hall,Marie-Claude Harnois,Barbara Harris,April Hawley,Vicki Henton,Jack Huang,Warwick Hutton,Alexander Kaminer,Hideo Kimura,Paul Kwo,Ralph LaCorte,Malana Lea,Conan Lee,James Taku Leung,Annaliese Levy,Feyon Li,Troy P. Liddell,Lucy Lin,Christopher Lori,Annet Mahendru,Stephanie Massarella,Jeremy Maxwell,Kyla McFeat,Adam Meaden,David Michie,Carlos Moreno Jr.,Shamu Naidu,Levi Nunez,Jonathan Pencharz,Scott Perry,Valerie Phillips,Julianna Politsky,Jennifer Preston,David Randolph,Erin Renton,Sam Rosati,Dave Sauro,Kevin Michael Schembri,Shane B. Scott,Liza Seneca,Javier Soto,Bekah Sturm,Elizabeth Sung,Emma Tamblyn,Jody Tansley,Regina Taufen,Candace Tempelmeyer,Elaine Thurston,Milo Todorovic,Debbie Van Dusen,Nadia Venesse,Amanda Sifuentes Villarreal,Andreana Weiner,Cherry Wong,Wendy Wong,Ping Wu,Hira Ambrosino,Ty Andrassy,Christian Bobak,Lauren Brandon,Ray Campisi,Dave Dodge,Katharine Duke,Kathleen S. Dunn,Andrea Eisen,Scott Ennis,William Flower,Richard Franceschini,Greg Grusby,Alex Hedlund,Kari-Michael Helava,Jason Phillip Johnson,Chris Kieffer,Miguel Lee,Kyle Limkilde,Ryan J. Lindsay,Dahla MacKenna,Mark Menaker,Crystal Munson,M. Michelle Nishikawa,Christian Papazian,Chris Parker,R. Ben Parker,Laura Pena,Avelawance Phillips,Nick Porcino,Viki Posidis,Moira Quirk,David M. Rodriguez,Tyler Schnabel,Emma Siegel,Dave Ian Smith,Julian Stone,Erick Lee Stroy,Alan Sutton,Ian C. Sweeney,Charles Taylor,Fabian Valdez,Al Vrkljan,Andrew Whiteside,Greg Whiteside,Ambrose Wong,Troy Ryan Zuercher
Thanks James Cameron,David Cronenberg,Alfonso Cuarón,Daniel del Toro,Marisa Del Toro,Eoin Egan,Ray Harryhausen,Ishirô Honda,Alejandro G. Iñárritu,Phil Kilbourne,Marysue Moses,Lorenza Newton
Genres Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Companies Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Double Dare You (DDY)
Countries USA, Mexico
Languages English, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin
ContentRating PG-13
ImDbRating 6.9
ImDbRatingVotes 499442
MetacriticRating 65
Keywords kaiju,human piloted robot,ocean,apocalypse,human versus monster