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 and an untested trainee – 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 apocalyspe.
My wife and I went to see this sci-fi movie last night. We saw it in 3D and it was quite entertaining. I have to say that although a significant chunk of this movie is CGI (computer-generated imagery), the end result is amazing. The alien creatures are quite realistic and scary and the giant robots (Jagers) seem genuine (they reminded me of Iron Man’s suits, but in a much, much, bigger size!) If you’re a fan of special effects and if you like fighting/combat scenes, this movie will satisfy your hunger. On the other hand, if you like deep/profound movies that stir up your emotions, it ain’t the one. This is more of a yeah!-kick-its-butt! action type movie. I give it a 7.0 on 10.
Check out the official movie trailer below: