Plot: 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. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language

Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

Written By: Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham

Production: Legendary Pictures

In Theaters: July 12, 2013

Box Office: $101,785,482 (USA)

Budget: $190,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 11 mins.


Raleigh Becket – Charlie Hunnam
Hannibal Chau – Ron Perlman
Stacker Pentecost – Idris Elba
Dr. Newton Geiszler – Charlie Day
Gottlieb – Burn Gorman
Tendo Choi – Clifton Collins Jr.

Mako Mori – Rinko Kikuchi
Aleksis Kaldanovsky – Robert Maillet
Chuck Hansen – Robert Kazinsky
Herc Hansen – Max Martini
Tommy T – Larry Joe Campbell
Miles – Brad William Henke