DVD review | Pacific Rim – Giant fighting robots tackle alien monsters in Guillermo del Toro’s epic slugfest

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Transformers versus Godzilla, Guillermo del Toro’s epic sci-fi slugfest Pacific Rim pits giant fighting robots against invading alien monsters after a rift in the Pacific Ocean opens up a portal to another dimension. The action is spectacular, but the thinly characterised humans who pilot the robots in mind-synched pairs – including Charlie Hunnam’s burnt-out veteran and Rinko Kikuchi’s untested rookie – inevitably get dwarfed. And without vivid heroes to root for, after a while the humungous robot-monster smackdowns lose their impact, although things definitely spark up whenever Ron Perlman’s snazzy-shoe wearing black market dealer is around.


Released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download by Warner Bros.

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