When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.

Pacific-Rim-TicketNo doubt you’ve seen the article on Blazing Minds about Pacific Rim such as the posters, videos and behind the scenes specials, but due to a some unforeseen circumstances I couldn’t make the preview in London last week, even though I was invited.

So it’s taken a little longer than usual to bring you the review of one of the most anticipated summer movies this year.

We’ve all seen the teaser trailers, posters and now the TV commercials for the film that has been described by some as Power Rangers meets Godzilla, with the massive robots taking on the mighty monster.

Guillermo del Toro never fails to excite his audience when it comes to his films such as the visually amazing Pan’s Labyrinth and the bizarre world of the Dark Horse Comics Hellboy.

Pacific Rim IMAX Kaiju

Pacific Rim is another one of those movies from the director that just has your jaw on the floor, it’s visually amazing, action packed and a film that has “summer blockbuster” written all over it from start to finish.

Right from the very start of the film, you have a feeling that Del Toro has brought you another film that is going to be in your list of movies that should be in your collection.

The 3D works perfectly with a good field of depth and debris flying here there and everywhere. The action keeps going throughout the film, with humour thrown in to break it up from time to time.


OK the story for Pacific Rim is simple, but it works, what more do you need to know, it has massive robots smacking the living daylights out of monsters, oh hell yeah, I sat in the cinema loving every moment as Jaegers took on Kaijus.

A great collection of cast including stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Oscar® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films), who certainly brings in the humour (keep an eye out for an extra scene during the end credits).


The soundtrack is by Grammy-nominated and two-time Emmy-nominated composer, Ramjin Djawadi, who has gained acclaim for his melodic and thematic scores.  His music varies widely from classical orchestral pieces to electronic and modern compositions is certainly suited to the film, which certainly brings to light the power of the Jaegers and also to the sheer size of the Kaiju and also to some of the emotional sides of the human characters.


The CGI used in Pacific Rim is awesome, from the Kaiju to the HUD system used by the pilots and the drift connection sequences in some great editing, everything works very well together.

Overall Thoughts For Pacific Rim

If you’re going to see one film this year that can be classed as a summer blockbuster, then this is the one to see, none stop action and 3D that works in the right places. Not only that it’s perfect for those that love Kaiju such as Godzilla, if the reboot of Godzilla is anything like Pacific Rim then it’ll be awesome.

Check out some of the other articles that were posted here on Blazing Minds before the release of the movie:


Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham