Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Charlie Hunnan. Sci-Fi action.

FILM SYNOPSIS: After a wormhole to another universe opens, Earth finds its existence threatened by an alien attack. Giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the Godzilla-like creatures.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Thunderous! Can I leave it at that? I sat there for 131 minutes; must I spend more time with the memory of that clamorous cacophony of continuing commotion? If so, I will continue with my impression. It seems to be an homage to the Godzilla movies and to the World Wrestling Federation. Itís a silly, but somehow satisfying popcorn-muncher of a movie (depending on your frame of mind). But should you attend, bring earplugs. Itís the loudest movie I ever saw!

Years ago as kids we watched Godzilla tackle Mothra and others, while Tokyoís citizens scampered for shelter below. I canít imagine grown people paying to see that, but evidently they did, and continue to do so, some owning the entire collection on DVD. But I canít belittle anyone for their TV-viewing habits. If I come across a station and hear the Godzilla roar, I admit, Iíll tune in for awhile. The World Wrestling Federation is another story. But, to each his own. If those two genres of entertainment appeal to you, this is kind of a highbred Ė bigger, louder, longer. It should satisfy.

I did find something that made me feel good about this film. Thereís an Asian lead, a Black lead and a White lead, and never are we meant to think about their being of different races. They fight as one, respect each other, and each is willing to sacrifice for others. I felt the film unites us. There seems to be a great deal of racial disharmony in our land right now, so Iím pleased to see a movie thatís meant to draw us together.

One negative (for me). The three leads donít do this, but other characters profane Godís name or Christís a few times. Still bothers me. I guess I need to stop reading the 10 Commandments, especially that one that says, ďYou shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name,Ē Exodus 20:7 NIV.

Now, about the title: Pacific Rim is a good title. But a week or so ago the studio informed us film critics of the change to WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES PACIFIC RIM. Whoís going to say that? ďYes, Iíd like two tickets for WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES PACIFIC RIM.Ē Yeah, right. Evidently somebody got a new job at Warner Bros.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Warner Bros.

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Crude Language: Some crude name calling.

Obscene Language: For such an intense actioneer I expected far more obscenity, but it does contain three or four objectionable words, mostly the s-word and a few minor expletives.

Profanity: I caught three profane uses of Godís name, two misuses of Jesusí name and the expression ďoh my GodĒ is heard several times.

Violence: Testosterone runs high amid the male pilots as if they view Top Gun every evening before lights out, so we get a couple of skirmishes between the guys and lots of shots of guys swaggering; that, however, is nothing compared to the frequent, in your face battles between gigantic demonic looking alien creatures and huge Transformer-like man-powered robots; the action sequences are intense and numerous.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 131 minutes
Intended Audience: 12 and up

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