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Pacific Rim: our first-look review

Posted at 12:00 pm, July 8, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
Pacific Rim

It’s an unknown quantity in a blockbuster season stuffed with sequels, adaptations and remakes, but new action movie ‘Pacific Rim’ has a pretty strong pedigree: it’s directed by ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and ‘Hellboy’ helmer Guillermo del Toro, it’s inspired by classic Japanese monster movies and it stars Hackney’s own golden boy, ‘Luther’ himself, Idris Elba. The story’s simple: giant monsters from another dimension have busted through a portal in the depths of the Pacific Ocean to destroy civilisation. The only way for humanity to fight back is by creating skyscraper-sized, psychically controlled robot defenders. So far, so good, but is there any more to the movie than special effects? Can this most creative of directors put his own unique stamp on this Boy’s Own material?

Read our exclusive review of ‘Pacific Rim‘ to find out. And keep checking timeout.com/film for all the latest blockbuster film reviews, interviews and news as it rolls in…

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