By Bria Scipio
The film Pacific Rim shows a war between humans and monstrous creatures called “Kaiju”, or “strange beasts” in Japanese. To defend humanity, the government developed the production of giant robots called Jaegars, or “hunters” in German. This movie includes some linguistic elements, especially between the main characters Mako Mori, Raleigh Beckett, and Stacker Pentecost. The connection between these three is a focal point throughout the movie. The small moments between Mako and Raleigh were adorable, as if they were destined to be together. Their compatibility was spot on and they were amazing together. Also, the subtle hint of romantic interest was cute.
The father-daughter relationship between Mako and Stacker was very emotional, especially their meeting. He actually had a soft side despite his tough exterior, and can be a bit overprotective. The action packed battle sequences showed the classic giant monster vs. giant robot scenes and the accurate geological setting of Japan. I couldn’t help, but feel I was watching a live-action remake of the popular anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. This movie rightfully deserves a solid 5/5 for originality, the deep message towards the audience on the aftereffects of environment damage and the importance of cooperation of a society against a common enemy.
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