Release date:July 11, 2013
(7 p.m.; 3D/2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
Director:Guillermo del Toro
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language)
Screenwriters:Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
Starring:Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr. , Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, Diego Klattenhoff
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.