Pacific Rim Movie Blurb by Shale July 13, 2013 When I saw the trailers for this film, it immediately impressed me as Godzilla meets Transformers and I was hesitant to even see the movie, thinking it would be just a bunch of CGI battles with little story. Now that I've seen it, that's still pretty much what it is, except the transformers are big fighting machines piloted by humans (much like those in Avatar but really gigantic Godzilla size) and there is actually a little story with characters that we get to experience their drift. It is futuristic by a few years when these monsters start emerging from the Pacific Ocean along the tectonic plate fissures. The movie opens with San Francisco being trashed by the monster, called "Kaiju" that is eventually taken down by conventional weapons after much loss. No one knows where they come from or why but they are wreaking havoc worldwide and conventional weapons are being exhausted as each new onslaught of Kaiju have upgraded to bigger and better monsters. So all nations get together and start making these behemoth humanoid machine warriors, called "Jaeger" to go mano-a-mano with the monsters. The things are so huge that one human brain cannot interface with the entire thing so two pilots with linked brains run them. This is what is called 'Drifting' when the two pilots brains are linked and they each share knowledge of the other - pretty intimate actually - have to love your co-worker. A couple of exceptional pilots were Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and his brother Yancy (Diego Klattenhoff) so their drift would be easier to sync. Brothers Connected When their jaeger is mostly destroyed by an upgraded Kaiju and his brother lost, Raleigh drops out of the program and goes to work on one of the defensive walls being built around coastal cities but the war is going badly, humanity is about to be lost so he is recruited back into the program for a final assault by the commander Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba). Stacker & Raleigh He meets Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) whose battle skills are as good as his own and they are paired as pilots on Raleigh's original, refurbished jaeger. Mako, Stacker & Raleigh From here we have more grand battles with the three remaining jaegers in a plan to end the Kaiju. Raleigh & Mako Jaeger Pilots This is a PG-13 summer movie and delivers the action well, with good effects. I actually did like it and will probably add the DVD to my Transformer, Cloverfield and Godzilla collection.