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- 1 hr 25 min
Atlantic Rim is a 2013 American science-fiction monster film directed by Jared Cohn. The movie is set in the near future, when the world is threatened by an alien race from beneath the ocean. The aliens are referred to as "Kaiju," a term borrowed from Japanese literature that translates to "strange creature." The movie begins with a seismic shift that triggers the opening of a portal to the underwater world, releasing the Kaiju onto the surface. The United States military intervenes, but their outdated weapons are no match for the giant monsters. In desperation, the military turns to the private sector for a solution, hiring a team of engineers and scientists to design and build their own giant robots called "Jaegers" to fight the Kaiju.
The Jaegers are piloted by teams of two - a commander and a co-pilot. The movie's protagonist is Lieutenant Red, a former Navy pilot who is one of the commanders. Red's co-pilot is Captain Dylan, a skilled fighter who has a personal vendetta against the Kaiju. Together, they pilot the "Goliath," the most advanced and powerful Jaeger in the fleet.
As the Jaegers battle the Kaiju, it becomes apparent that the monsters are evolving and becoming stronger with each attack. The team of engineers, led by Dr. Margaret Adams, works tirelessly to upgrade the Jaegers and keep up with the Kaiju's advancements.
Meanwhile, a political subplot develops as the military and the private sector clash over control of the Jaegers. The private sector team, known as R.I.F.T. (Rapid Intervention Force and Technology), is led by the charismatic and ruthless CEO, Dennis Nolastname. Nolastname's ultimate goal is to privatize the Jaeger program and weaponize them for his own personal gain.
As the Kaiju continue to attack and the stakes get higher, Lieutenant Red and Captain Dylan must put aside their personal differences to save the world from certain doom. The movie culminates in an epic final battle between the Jaegers and the Kaiju, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.
Overall, Atlantic Rim is a fun, action-packed movie that is clearly inspired by the popular Japanese genre of Kaiju films. While the storyline and characters are not particularly deep or complex, the movie succeeds on the strength of its special effects and giant robot vs. monster battles. Fans of action and science-fiction movies will enjoy Atlantic Rim for its fast-paced action and exciting visuals.
Atlantic Rim is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 1.6.