PACIFIC RIM * (12A)

Date Time
Fri 16th August 7.45pm
Sat 17th August 7.45pm
Sun 18th August 7.45pm**

Dir. Guillermo del Toro, USA, 2013, 131 mins
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunman, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman

Guillermo del Torro (Pan’s Labyrinth) takes inspiration from the Japanese monster movies of the 50s and 60s in this hugely enjoyable blockbuster. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat them, massive robots were devised, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes, a washed up former pilot (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Kikuchi), are teamed to drive a legendary Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as humankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

‘Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-versus-robots fantasy demolishes every other summer blockbuster with ease’ – Robbie Collin, Telegraph *****

*-Audio Description available
**-Soft Subtitled screening

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