||12A in UK
||Guillermo del Toro
||Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beacham
||Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman
|Source of story
||An original screenplay – but sort of based on Japanese Anime.
||The world is threatened by monsters which rise from the sea to lay waste to the cities on the continents surrounding the Pacific. The human race respond by building vast humanoid figures controlled by two pilots which take on the creatures effectively in hand to hand combat.
||An almost continuous presentation of battles between the monsters and the “robots”, with a bit of discussion and a few speeches. There are a couple of scientists dashing about shouting. Nothing much to offend except for the noise.
||Without wanting to detract from the effort which was made to produce this film, apparently even though the figures look as if there might be people in them they are actually CGI, it was awful. The quality of the narrative just did not live up to the quality of the production.
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