Pacific Rim (2013)

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Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Producer(s) Thomas Tull,
Jon Jashni,
Guillermo del Toro,
Mary Parent
Written by Travis Beacham,
Guillermo del Toro
Music by Ramin Djawadi
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Rating PG-13
Budget $190,000,000
Box office $101,802,906 (U.S.)
$309,200,000 (Foreign)
$411,002,906 (Total)
Running time 131 minutes
(2 hours and 11 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
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Go Big or Go Extinct

— Tagline

Pacific Rim is a 2013 American kaiju film produced by Legendary Pictures and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film was released in U.S. theaters on July 12, 2013.


The film starts off with Raleigh narrating about the kaiju first coming and then it goes to Trespasser's attack on August 10-15, 2013. The military eventually killed Trespasser with three tactical nukes, but over the course of the next years more kaiju came out of a portal called the Breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and humanity built robots called Jaegers as nukes would destroy more of the cities and planet.

The story then jumps to February 20, 2020 where the Anchorage Shatterdome has detected the largest Category 3 kaiju ever recorded, Knifehead. The Jaeger Gipsy Danger is deployed to fight Knifehead. However, a ship called Saltchuck is in the water where the kaiju is. Yancy pushes the ship toward safety and punch the kaiju twice and then they proceed to do a Double Hammerfist on the kaiju. Yancy charges up the right plasma cannon and shoots it three times, supposedly killing Knifehead. The Shatterdome picks up Knifehead, who wasn't killed. Knifehead surprise attacks Gipsy. Raleigh charges the left plasma cannon, but Knifehead rips off Gipsy's left arm before it can charge up. Knifehead then breaks through Gipsy's Conn-Pod and kills Yancy. Raleigh then uses the right plasma cannon while Knifehead beats up Gipsy and kills Knifehead. Raleigh is unable to finish piloting Gipsy and crashes on Anchorage's icy shore. After that we see the Anchorage Shatterdome on closing day where the UN tells Marshal Stacker Pentecost that Jaegers are losing and we need defense. He is given eight more months of funding for the Jaegers.

The story jumps into 2025 where Raleigh is working on the Alaskan Coast Defense wall to keep out the kaiju. When Sargent Pentecost asks Raleigh to join the last of his rangers in one last assault against the breach to close it. Raleigh then accepts the Pentecost's offer. Raleigh meets Mako Mori at the Hong Kong Jaeger Bay and the two become co-pilots. In a trail run Raleigh learns how Pentecost saved Mako's life when he was a ranger and why he is so protective of Mako. Two Kaiju come out of the breach (Code named Leatherback and Otachi). Three other Jaegers (named Cherno Alpha, Crimson Typhoon, and Striker Eureka) battle the two Kaiju but two get destroyed and the third Jaeger's circuits get fried by the kaiju's EMP. Pentecost then sends in Gipsy Danger which kills Leatherback and Otachi and saves the short circuited Jaeger (Striker Eureka).

Two scientists, Newton and Hermann, discover that the plan to send the bomb into the breach (the reason why Pentacost recruited Raleigh again) won't work they rush back to tell the pilots of Gipsy Danger and Striker Eureka their discovery. Then the tell them that the have to ride a Kaiju into the breach. Three Kaiju come out of the breach (Code named Raiju and Scunner) and the first ever Catagory 5 ever shows up (Slattern). Raleigh and Mako kill Raiju with Gypsy's sword. Striker Eureka detonates her payload and blows up and kills Scunner but only mortally wounds Slattern. Gipsy rides Slattern into the breach and kills it. Mako and Raleigh eject from Gipsy right before they detonate Gipsy's nuclear core which closes the Breach.


A transcript of Pacific Rim's end credits are available on SciFi Japan.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Charles Luu, Lance Luu, Mark Luu   as   Wei Tang Triplets
  • Robert Maillet   as   Lt. Sasha Kaidanovsky
  • Heather Doerksen   as   Lt. Aleksis Kaidanovsky
  • Josh Peace   as   Officer
  • Sebastian Pigott   as   Engineer
  • Victoria Marie   as   Chinese Girl in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
  • Roger Wong   as   Man in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
  • JC Kenny   as   TV Reporter
  • Jane Watson   as   Raleigh and Yancy's Mom
  • Robert Morse   as   Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
  • Paul Michael Wyers   as   Young Raleigh
  • Tyler Stevenson   as   Young Yancy
  • Mike Chute, Duncan McLeod, Louis Paquette, Matthew G. Taylor   as   Saltchuck Crew
  • Terry Belleville, Frank Nakashima, Farzad Sadrian, Mishu Vellani, Clive Walton   as   UN Representatives
  • Peter Kosaka   as   Young Mako's Father
  • Yiren Stark   as   Young Mako's Mother
  • Hubert Tran   as   Asian Boy
  • Trek Buccino   as   Young Newt
  • Drew Adkins   as   Young Gottlieb
  • Kelvin Lum, Soo David Chum Ling, Randy Lee, Jung-Yul Kim, Kaelyn Wong   as   Hannibal Chau Thugs




Weapons, vehicles, and races


Main article: Pacific Rim/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • Battle for Pacific (Битка за пацифик; Serbia)
  • Battle of the Pacific (Batalha do Pacífico; Portugal)
  • Circle of Fire (Círculo de Fogo; Brazil)

Theatrical releases

  • Argentina - July 11, 2013
  • Australia - July 11, 2013
  • Bolivia - July 11, 2013
  • Chile - July 11, 2013
  • Czech Republic - July 11, 2013
  • Dominican Republic - July 11, 2013
  • Croatia - July 11, 2013
  • Hungary - July 11, 2013
  • Indonesia - July 11, 2013
  • Italy - July 11, 2013
  • South Korea - July 11, 2013
  • Lebanon - July 11, 2013
  • Montenegro - July 11, 2013
  • Republic of Macedonia - July 11, 2013
  • Malaysia - July 11, 2013
  • New Zealand - July 11, 2013
  • Peru - July 11, 2013
  • Philippines - July 11, 2013
  • Puerto Rico - July 11, 2013
  • Serbia - July 11, 2013
  • Russia - July 11, 2013
  • Singapore - July 11, 2013
  • Slovenia - July 11, 2013
  • Slovakia - July 11, 2013
  • Thailand - July 11, 2013
  • Taiwan - July 11, 2013
  • Ukraine - July 11, 2013
  • Uruguay - July 11, 2013
  • Canada - July 12, 2013
  • Colombia - July 12, 2013
  • Cyprus - July 12, 2013
  • Estonia - July 12, 2013
  • United Kingdom - July 12, 2013
  • Ireland - July 12, 2013
  • India - July 12, 2013
  • Lithuania - July 12, 2013
  • Latvia - July 12, 2013
  • Mexico - July 12, 2013
  • Panama - July 12, 2013
  • Poland - July 12, 2013
  • Romania - July 12, 2013
  • United States - July 12, 2013
  • Venezuela - July 12, 2013
  • Belgium - July 17, 2013
  • France - July 17, 2013
  • Iceland - July 17, 2013
  • Germany - July 18, 2013
  • Hong Kong - July 18, 2013
  • Cambodia - July 18, 2013
  • Netherlands - July 18, 2013
  • Portugal - July 18, 2013
  • Austria - July 19, 2013
  • Turkey - July 19, 2013
  • Vietnam - July 19, 2013
  • China - July 31, 2013
  • Costa Rica - July 31, 2013
  • Denmark - August 1, 2013
  • Israel - August 1, 2013
  • Finland - August 2, 2013
  • Norway - August 2, 2013
  • Sweden - August 2, 2013
  • South Africa - August 2, 2013
  • United Arab Emirates - August 8, 2013
  • Kuwait - August 8, 2013
  • Brazil - August 9, 2013
  • Spain - August 9, 2013
  • Japan - August 9, 2013
  • Paraguay - August 11, 2013
  • Azerbaijan - August 15, 2013
  • Pakistan - August 23, 2013
  • Egypt - September 4, 2013
  • Greece - September 12, 2013
  • Kazakhstan - November 21, 2013
  • Bangladesh - November 22, 2013

Premium Formats

  • RealD 3D (post-converted)
  • IMAX 3D
  • 4DX
  • Dolby Atmos

Video releases

Warner Bros. DVD + UltraViolet/Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD/3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet (2013)

  • Region: Various
  • Discs: 2 (DVD) or 3 (Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D bundles)
  • Audio: English (DTS HD-Master Audio 7.1 on the 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray, Surround 5.1 on the DVD), Spanish, Canadian French (Surround 5.1) [U.S. release - will vary depending on country]
  • Special Features: Audio commentary by Guillermo del Toro, Focus Points (62 minutes), Drift Space featurette (5 minutes), The Director's Notebook, The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim featurette (17 minutes), production gallery, blooper reel (4 minutes), deleted scenes (4 minutes)
  • Notes: A single-disc DVD without special features can be found packaged with Godzilla (2014). "The Director's Notebook" is only available on Blu-ray. The Blu-ray bundle was reissued in 2017 with a new "Monster Mayhem!" slipcover.


Main article: Pacific Rim/Videos.


  • The Asylum, an American studio specializing in knock-offs of blockbuster films, produced Atlantic Rim to capitalize on Pacific Rim. They released it to DVD on July 9, 2013, three days before Pacific Rim was released in American theaters.

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14 months ago
Score 1


14 months ago
Score 0


15 months ago
Score 0
Favorite non-Godzilla kaiju movie for sure. Love it.


35 months ago
Score 3
So I saw the Pacific Rim Uprising trailer and this one now looks boring to me.

Green Blob Thing

35 months ago
Score 2
Probably because this movie actually is boring. I don't have high hopes for the sequel either, which will probably be just as bland as the first one.


33 months ago
Score 1
Or probably because both of u have shit taste for mech vs monster movies lol, it's far from boring, its fantastic.

Green Blob Thing

33 months ago
Score 3


1. Don't swear, it's unnecessary.
2. We have these things called opinions.
3. You should respect them.

However, from what I've seen on Cdr's wiki (before you got banned from it), you don't seem to know how to do that.


33 months ago
Score -2

1. I speak what I speak

2. Opinions can still be wrong and nonsensical, especially if there no valid arguments

3. Because of that I can't respect them, if u bring up better reasons why it's bad in your eyes THEN I'll respect them

And I see your trying to piss me off about my stupid ban from his shit wiki and it's not gonna work buddy, I was expressing my own opinions like a gentlemen without any swear words or death threats for that matter until for what ever reason cdr ban cause HE can't take opinions not me, he thinks all the positive stuff like cool fan art or fan fictions are bad but their not in reality, it's somewhat of a fact that their....well cool, like everybody loves them.

Green Blob Thing

33 months ago
Score 3

1. Of course you do, but it's still against the rules of this website to spew the unnecessarily large amount of profanity that I've seen you use across the internet.

2. "Opinions can still be wrong." This is so idiotic that I can't even formulate a reply to it. I advise that you look up the definition of the word 'opinion'.

3. No, the reason you can't respect them is because you clearly aren't a respectful person. This is clear from the fact that you wrongly believe there is any such thing as a wrong opinion.

You see that I'm still trying to annoy you? I'm glad one of us does, considering I've never tried to annoy you about it. He asked me to ban you, and I complied (as you can see in the block log on his wiki).

"I was expressing my own opinions like a gentlemen without any swear words or death threats"

Well this is just plain wrong, considering I've seen you refer to Kong fans as "Kong **** riders."

"cdr ban cause HE can't take opinions not me"

You literally just said a few sentences ago that there can be wrong opinions. Therefore, you can't take opinions.

"well cool, like everybody loves them."

Sorry poppet, but that's factually not true. There doesn't exist a single thing in the world that everybody loves.

Green Blob Thing

33 months ago
Score 3
And unsurprisingly, it seems you've now been banned. Maybe one day you'll learn to rise above your hypocritical soapbox and actually be respectful on the internet.


14 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, there are no such thing as right or wrong opinions


42 months ago
Score 2
Was finally able to read the two prequel comics.


49 months ago
Score 4

Green Blob Thing

43 months ago
Score 3
Far from it.


20 months ago
Score 1

@Green Blob Thing: Agreed. As good as his past movies were, Mr. del Toro had zero patience to make this movie. He turned down The Hobbit and Godzilla ‘14 for THIS.

(P.S. I think this movie is all right, I wouldn’t place higher or lower. If you disagree with me, that’s COMPLETELY fine with me)
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