Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman
  • UK release: 12 July 2013

Giant aliens called the Kaijus emerge from the seabed to invade Earth: humanity fights back using giant robots called Jaegers with two-person crews. Overblown, repetitive, humourless and cliché-ridden; del Toro's intention of making a family-friendly action film has led to his first real dud.

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Pacific Rim

11 Jul 20132 stars

Guillermo del Toro falters with this repetitive and humourless action movie

From Cronos and The Devil's Backbone through to Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy films, director Guillermo del Toro has had quite the run. However, with his eighth film he finally falters - his reputation taken down spectacularly as if by one of the…

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