'Pacific Rim' Is Officially Getting a Sequel!

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12 Things We Learned About 'Pacific Rim' from the New Blu-Ray Release

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(From Warner Bros.)Guillermo del Toro clearly loved the giant monsters and robots he created for Pacific Rim, and the new home release for the movie reveals the depth of that monster-mecha-affection. Thanks to the director's commentary and special features, we've got a whole new level of insight into the movie, which gives away some noteworthy trivia as well as answers some questions fans might have had after first seeing the movie. Here are a few of our favorite tidbits.1. Nostalgia Was...Read Full Story

'Despicable Me 2' Holds On to Top Spot in Tight 3-Way Race

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From left: Despicable Me 2, Grown Ups 2, Pacific Rim. (From Illumination | Sony | Warner Bros.)Adam Sandler has another hit movie on his hands, Despicable Me 2 is number one for a second week in a row, and Pacific Rim opens in third, but that might not be as bad as it sounds. It was a complicated weekend at the box office, with Kevin Hart's stand-up continuing to overperform, and The Lone Ranger showing all the signs of being a loss-leader for Disney.First, Adam Sandler and his gang of...Read Full Story

'Pacific Rim': This Is How an Engineer Sees a Jaeger

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(Jaeger blueprint from Warner Bros. | Illustration by JJ Duncan/Zimbio.com)The scale of Pacific Rim is overwhelming. Giant monsters fight giant robots while being slammed with waves that appear to be hundreds of feet high. The combatants trample their way through major cities, while doing things like using an oil tanker as a baseball bat! When you see something like that, your brain tells you two things. First, this is awesome. Second, there's no way that's possible.Confronted with these two...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - Disappointing 'Pacific Rim' Plays it Safe

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(Warner Brothers) The Bottom Line Should you see it? No. Why? It's a summer popcorn flick from a premiere directorial talent that falls flat in the brain and heart departments. Pacific Rim stars toys doing the same thing the toys in Real Steel and Transformers do. Director Guillermo del Toro's toys are eight stories high, they club each other mercilessly, and the wide shots from breathless angles are spectacular, but that's all Pacific Rim's got. The film fails to paint a truly...Read Full Story