As you can tell this reviews arrangement is a little bit different than my regular reviews, normally I give a detailed summary of the plot, but since this is a new movie I do not want to spoil it for everyone so I will save the spoilers for after the break. So my thoughts on this movie........it was DAMN AMAZING!!! Easily the best movie I have seen in along time the last time I felt the way I did coming out of this movie was when I saw Dark Knight Rises. I got out of the theatre and wanted to run right back in and watch it again immediately, it was that good! The fight scenes were awesome! The 3D actually the nicest I have seen in a movie I still think , 3D is unnecessary and gimmicky but hey it actually added to the movie a little for once. I was lucky enough to have an IMAX theatre near by me to see this movie and enjoy the explosions and see the Jaegers and Kaijus in the massive size they were meant to be seen. The story was pretty cool and interesting especially since it took place in the very near future (2020's). The characters were great especially Charlie Day from Always Sunny he was hysterical. I was very happy that they paid tribute to Ishiro Honda, and they also had a little easter egg in naming the Kaiju rating system the "Serizawa Scale" a little homage to Godzilla. The movie does end with a little after credits easter egg a "rumble" others claim it is a roar I say it is more of a rumble or growl, not really worth sitting through the whole credits for I got lucky and caught the end of the credits from the previous showing when I got in the theatre, if you are going to wait for anything wait for the short little scene in the middle of the credits and leave after that like I said it is just a rumble and a black screen. So if you have not seen this movie go see it!
SPOILERS DO NOT READ PAST THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE DETAILED MOVIE PLOT DESCRIPTION
|Corpse of One of the First Kaiju|
|Raleigh and Yancy Becket|
|Bladehead Breaking Through The Wall|
Raleigh arrives on base with Pentecost and is introduced to Mako Mori the woman who has been put in charge of finding Raleigh an eligible co-pilot that he will be compatible and able to drift with. Raleigh is introduced to Pentecost's two researchers Dr. Newton a funny scientist with a big obsession with Kaijus ,and then the very analytical research Gottlieb. The two researchers make a funny duo that are often at each others throats, trying to prove each other wrong. Pentecost reveals that his plan is to send the four remaining Jaegers that they have at the base down into the breach with a massive nuclear weapon to blow it up and make the breach implode on itself. Raleigh talks to Mako and ask her how the candidates are that she has for him she answers saying that they are good but not to convincingly. Raleigh ask Mako if she wants to be a pilot she tells him she would like to one day he than learns that she has a 41-0 win on the Jaeger simulator. Raleigh ask her why she is not a candidate and she reveals that Pentecost won't allow it. Raleigh begins doing combat practice with the co-pilot candidates. Raleigh defeats all the candidates no problem but Mako is not impressed, Raleigh ask her to go up against him but Pentecost intervenes and refuses to allow it. Raleigh ends up convincing Pentecost to let Mako do combat with him. Mako and Raleigh fight and are closely matched but in the end Mako comes out on top. Raleigh demands that Mako be his copilot but Pentecost refuse, once again Raleigh argues with him and finally convinces him to let Mako be his copilot.
While the trial run was going on with Gipsy Danger Dr. Newton managed to drift with a fragment of a Kaiju brain. While drifting Dr. Newton discovers that the Kaiju are being cloned and controlled by aliens and sent to earth as an invading force to wipe out the human race so that the aliens can then inhabit earth. Pentecost then insist that the Doctor get more information and drift again with the Kaiju brain. Dr. Newton says he cannot do it again that he needs a full healthy intact Kaiju brain. Pentecost sends Dr. Newton to a black market Kaiju organs dealer named Hannibal Chau. Dr. Newton leaves immediately and tracks down Hannibal Chau. Dr. Newton ask Hannibal Chau for a fully intact Kaiju brain, Chau says that it will cost to much and is near impossible. Dr. Newton then tells Chau that the Kaiju's second brain which is much smaller than the primary brain will do.
|Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon|
Pentecost then tells Raleigh and Mako not to get comfortable that they are going back out to close the breach for good. Dr. Newton arrives to Otachi's corpse with Chau and his crew. While inside Otachi Chau's crew calls over the radio to Chau and says that the second brain has been destroyed. The crew than says that they hear something inside Otachi, Dr. Newton takes the radio from Chau and listens. He hears the sound and discovers that Otachi was pregnant. Just as the Doctor says Otachi is pregnant screams come over the radio and the young Otachi comes bursting out of the corpse. The young Kaiju goes straight for Dr. Newtown but ends up choking itself on the still attached umbilical cord. Chau said he figured that would happen as the Kaiju was not fully developed and has weak longs as he throws his knife at the baby Kaiju's body it awakes with one last breath and swallows Chau. The Doctor than begins to set up to drift with the baby Kaiju. Back at base two Kaiju have passed through the breach and seem to be guarding it. Pentecost suits up with the non-injured pilot of Striker Eureka and says that Striker Eureka and Gipsy Danger are going to go face the Kaiju and destroy the breach. The two Jaegers set off for battle. Back at the site of the dead Kaiju Dr. Newton is about to drift with the Kaiju and Gottlieb volunteers to drift with him to make the process less dangerours. The two scientist drift and learn that in order to get through the breach a Kaiju needs to be present and going through the breach with what ever material they want going through such as the bomb. The scientist realize that the plan won't work and scramble back to base.
Gypsy Danger, and Striker arrive at the breach to discover the two Kaiju Raiju and Scunner just standing over it waiting. Pentecost seems to suspicious and radios back to base to see if they have any info. Dr. Newton and Gottlieb arrive just in time to reveal that in order to get through the rift the jaegers will need to latch onto a Kaiju and fall through it the battle commences Gipsy and Striker are losing badly. A third Kaiju rises from the breach during the fight but this is the first ever category 5 the goes by the name Slattern. While this is going on Raiju charges at Gipsy but Gipsy draws its sword and cuts Raiju in half. Scunner and Slattern are just ripping apart Striker, and Gipsy Danger has lost an arm and one of the legs is badly damaged. Gipsy is stumbling towards Striker to help but is to slow to help. Pentecost says their is nothing that can be done to save them so he sacrifices himself and sets off Strikers self destruct mode and kills Scunner.
Only Gipsy and an injured Slattern remain Gipsy grabs onto Slattern and falls into the breach. Mako is loosing oxygen when they fall through the breach so Raleigh gives her his oxygen and he begins to set the self-destruct mode as he send a dazed Mako up to the surface in an escape pod. Raleigh has to manually set the self-destruct, he does than with little oxygen gets in an escape pod and bails out of Gipsy Danger as Gipsy's massive Nuclear reactor explodes and seals the breach. Both escape pods surface Mako first opens up her pod successfully but there is no movement in Raleigh's. Mako jumps in the ocean swims to Raleigh's pod and forces it open. Raleigh is not breathing she holds him and starts to screaming for him not to die he wakes up and tells her she is squeezing him to hard. The helicopters come and pick them up they have one the war and sealed the breach.
The credits roll and in the middle of the credits a short clips shows Hannibal Chau cutting his way out of the baby Kaiju. After the credits end you hear a rumble, other claim it is a roar but to me it is a rumble, if anything I will call it a growl barely that. So I guess that means we can expect a Pacific Room 2 or maybe an Atlantic Rim?