Pacific Rim

Synopsis: When 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.
Director(s): Guillermo del Toro
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 47 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
65
Rotten Tomatoes:
71%
PG-13
Year:
2013
131 min
$101,785,482
Website
1,670 Views

MAN:
When I was a kid,

whenever I'd feel small or lonely...

...I'd look up at the stars.

Wondered if there was life

up there.

Turns out I was looking

in the wrong direction.

When alien life entered our world it was

from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean.

A fissure between two tectonic plates.

A portal between dimensions.

The Breach.

I was 15 when the first Kaiju

made land in San Francisco.

(ROARING)

(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)

By the time tanks,

jets and missiles took it down...

...six days and 35 miles later...

...three cities...

...were destroyed.

Tens of thousands...

...of lives were lost.

(ALARM WAILING)

(PEOPLE CLAMORING)

(KAIJU ROARS)

We mourned...

...our dead...

...memorialized the attack...

...and moved on.

(PEOPLE CLAMORING

AND KAIJU ROARING)

And then, only six months later...

...the second attack...

...hit Manila.

NEWSCASTER:
(ON TV)

The acid factor of the Kaiju blood...

...creates a toxic phenomenon

named Kaiju Blue.

MAN:
And then the third one hit Cabo.

And then the fourth.

And then we learned...

...this was not gonna stop.

This was just the beginning.

(ROARS)

We needed...

...a new weapon.

The world came together...

pooling its resources

and throwing aside...

...old rivalries...

...for the sake of the greater good.

To fight monsters...

...we created monsters of our own.

The Jaeger program...

...was born.

There were setbacks at first.

The neural load to interface...

...with a Jaeger proved too much

for a single pilot.

(EKG FLATLINING)

A two-pilot system

was implemented.

Left-hemisphere, right-hemisphere

pilot control.

We started winning.

(CROWD CHEERING)

Jaegers stopping Kaijus

everywhere.

But the Jaegers were only as good

as their pilots.

So Jaeger pilots...

...turned into rock stars.

Danger...

...turned into propaganda.

Kaijus...

...into toys.

We got really good at it.

Winning.

(CAR HORNS HONKING)

Then...

Then it all...

...changed.

(ALARM WAILING)

WOMAN:
(OVER PA)

Gipsy Danger report to Bay 08, level A-42.

Kaiju. Code name: Knifehead.

Category 3. 8700 metric tons.

Yo, Yancy, wake up! Movement...

...in the Breach.

- Hey, come on! We're being deployed.

- Great.

- Good morning.

- Morning.

Kaiju's a Category 3, biggest one yet.

Code name:
Knifehead.

- What time is it?

- Two.

A.M.?

Yep.

What do you say?

Fifth notch on the belt?

(KNOCK ON DOOR)

MAN 1:
Come on, Beckets.

Time for the drop.

Hey, kid.

Yeah?

Don't get cocky.

RALEIGH:
Years before...

you wouldn't have picked my

brother Yancy and I for heroes.

No chance.

RALEIGH:
All right, let's

suit up and kick some ass!

We were never star athletes.

Never at the head of the class.

But we could hold our own

in a fight.

And it turned out we had...

...a unique skill:

We were Drift compatible.

(TOOLS WHIRRING)

AI:
Data on helmet.

Data relay gel

dispersing in circuitry suit.

MAN 2:
(OVER RADIO)

Good morning, Becket boys!

- Tendo, what's happening, my man?

- How'd that date with Alison...

go last night, Mr. Choi?

Oh, she loved me.

Her boyfriend? Not so much.

You're gonna get your ass kicked.

Ha, ha. A man's gotta do

what a man's gotta do, brother.

Engage drop, Mr. Choi.

Engaging drop, sir.

Marshal Pentecost on deck.

Securing the Conn Pod.

Getting ready to drop.

TECHNICIAN:
Conn Pod door lock secure.

- Release for drop.

RALEIGH:
Gipsy Danger...

...ready for the big drop.

- Here we go.

- Yeah!

Here we go!

TENDO:
Coupling confirmed, sir.

PENTECOST:
Engage pilot-to-pilot protocol.

TENDO:
Engaging now.

AI:
Pilot to-pilot connection...

protocol sequence.

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Travis Beacham

Just prior to graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts in 2005 after studying screenwriting, Beacham contributed to the independent feature Dog Days of Summer directed by fellow alum Mark Freiburger. Beacham's first spec script Killing on Carnival Row was picked up by New Line Cinema in 2005. Characterized as "a dark neo-noir fantasy thriller," the project has alternately been in development with directors Guillermo del Toro and Neil Jordan. more…

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