[Screen It]

 

"PACIFIC RIM"
(2013) (Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs None
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Sci-Fi/Action: Desperate to ward off a monster invasion, humans operate gigantic robots to battle the invaders.
PLOT:
It's the year 2020 and Earthlings have been waging a seven-year war against the Kaiju, gargantuan monsters that have traveled to Earth via a dimensional space portal deep beneath the sea. To best battle the invaders, the humans have created equally enormous and weaponized robots known as Jaegers that are operated from the inside by two human pilots.

With their memories and consciousness melded together by onboard hardware, the pilots are able to control the massive robots, and two of the best pilots are brothers Yancy (DIEGO KLATTENHOFF) and Raleigh Becket (CHARLIE HUNNAM). But the Kaiju are adapting to their tactics as well as evolving, and a battle between the Beckets and one of the beasts ends tragically.

Five years later, the Jaeger program -- run by former pilot Stacker Pentecost (IDRIS ELBA) -- is being shut down. With the entire fleet of Jaegers moved to Hong Kong, and most of the pilots now dead, Stacker reaches out to Raleigh who's now a welder in Alaska working on a massive wall designed to keep the Kaiju at bay. Due to his past loss, Raleigh is reluctant to rejoin the program but eventually does so and is reunited with fight ops controller Tendo Choi (CLIFTON COLLINS, JR.) as well as pilot coordinator Mako Mori (RINKO KIKUCHI).

He also meets what's left of Stacker's research crew, namely Dr. Newton Geiszler (CHARLIE DAY) who believes doing a mind meld with the brain of a Kaiju might lead to clues necessary to defeat them, while Herman Gottlieb (BURN GORMAN) is more concerned with the increasing likelihood that more than one Kaiju at a time might pass through the inter-dimensional portal very soon.

As Newtown is sent off to meet Kaiju black marketeer Hannibal Chau (RON PERLMAN), Stacker focuses on Herman's theory and thus plans on sending father-son pilots Herc Hansen (MAX MARTINI) and Chuck Hansen (ROB KAZINSKY) to destroy the portal. But he needs other pilots to provide defense, with Raleigh wanting Mako to join him as his co-pilot. With time running out and increasingly larger Kaiju coming through the portal, the humans do what they can to battle the invaders and shut off their access to Earth.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into movies featuring giant robots, gargantuan monsters attacking Earth and the notion of those two groups battling each other, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language.


To continue reading the review and all of the highly detailed, scene-by-scene listings of the sex, nudity, profanity, violence and more (15 categories):

[Get Your FREE 3-Day Trial Membership]
 
or
 
[Add to Cart]

Just $7.95/month or $47/year


[ScreenIt has been featured in...]

I have subscribed to ScreenIt for more than a decade. I check in every week to take advantage of their amazing services. Not only does their site provide a glimpse of exactly what content a movie offers, I've found the “Our Take” reviews and ratings for each movie to be right on the money every single time. I've referred dozens of friends to this service because my #1 resource for deciding whether or not to show a movie to my kids, or to see one myself, is ScreenIt.com!

Josh Nisbet
Director, State of CA Public Sector

I signed up to get Screen It weekly reviews a long time ago, when my kids were young and I wanted to know more about movies before we went to a theater or rented. Now one child is in law school, other in undergraduate, and I still read the weekly Screen Its! It helps me know what my husband and I want to see or rent, and what to have waiting at home that we all will enjoy when my "kids" come home. I depend on Screen It reviews. They usually just present the facts and let me decide if the movie is appropriate or of interest for my family and me. Thank you for providing that service, Screen It!

Patti Petree
Winston Salem, NC

I have 4 children who are now in college. I signed up for Screen It when my children were pre-teenagers. Often my children would ask to see a movie with a friend and I wished I could preview the movie prior to giving permission. A friend told me about ScreenIt.com and I found it to be the next best thing to previewing a movie. The amount of violence, sexual content, or language were always concerns for me and my husband as we raised innocent kids with morals. We constantly fought the peer pressure our kids received to see films that in our opinion were questionable. With the evidence we received at Screen It, our kids couldn't even fight us when we felt a film may have been inappropriate for them to watch. Thank you, Screen It. Continue to make this helpful service available to everyone, but especially the young parents.

Christine Doherty
Machesney Park, IL

Screenit.com is an amazing resource for parents, educators, church groups or anyone who wants to make an informed decision whether a movie is suitable for their viewing. The reviews and content descriptions are so detailed I am mystified how the reviewers can put them together.

Scott Heathe
Vancouver, BC

I love screen It! I don't know what I would do without it. It is well worth the membership. Before we take our son to the movies we check it out on screen it first. Thank you SO much for making it. Keep up the good work & keep 'em coming!!!

Patrina Streety
Moreno Valley California

Other new and recent reviews include:

[It Comes at Night] [Megan Leavey] [The Mummy]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and Disclaimer
By entering this site you acknowledge to having read and agreed to the above conditions.

All Rights Reserved,
©1996-2017 Screen It, Inc.