Pacific Rim, a review
Pacific Rim, a review
In the near future, giant monsters identified as "Kaiju" have risen from a portal in a crevasse beneath the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a war that takes millions of lives and quickly consumes humanity's resources. To combat the monsters, a special type of weapon is designed: massive robots, known as Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two or three pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge which prevents the mental strain which would overwhelm a single pilot.
As a longtime defender of Michael Bay's Transformers, allow me to say one thing: Eat your heart out, Mr. Bay. There is a new king!
The movie starts with Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam) and his brother Yancy (Diego Klattenhoff) Beckett, being instructed to suit up to fight a kaiju, designated Category Four in danger and size. They wade out into the Pacific in their Jaeger, Gipsy Danger, with orders to kill the kaiju and save the city, but ignore the small fishing boat that
Pacific Rim is not a Rip-off of EvangelionEver since the first trailer for the upcoming Guillermo Del Toro film Pacific Rim popped up on the pages of Youtube, it has been accused of being a rip-off of Neon Genesis Evangelion or Evangelion for short. To which I say, "Um, no. It's not." Here's why. Let's look at their similarities and differences.Pacific Rim is not a Rip-off of Evangelion2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Evangelion and Pacific Rim: Giant monsters come out of the sea, we build mechanoids to fight them which are powered via mental synchronization.
Now the differences:
* The monsters, or Angels, are alien-like entities who constantly attack Tokyo 03 to reclaim their "father" Adam (who they are descended from) and "mother" Lilith (who brought forth humanity or the Lilim) and regard humanity as minor inconveniences.
* The Evas are organic creatures covered in armor and powered by 14-year-olds born after an apocalyptic event called The Second Impact and contain the souls of their mothers or maternal figures. (Shinji Ikari: Yui Ikari, Asuka Sohryu: Kyoko Sohryu, Rei Ayanami: Naoko