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Pacific Rim

When big, bad aliens immerge from a crack under the Pacific Ocean, Human forces create robots equally large and engage in a fistfight with hopes of saving the world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 131
Theater Release: 12 Jul 2013
Video Release: 15 Oct 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Director del Toro includes an international crew in his movie. How can filmmakers appeal to a worldwide audience? Why are aliens a good choice when it comes to an enemy? How might a film be received in another country if they are portrayed as the “bad guy”?

How can a common enemy or cause bring people together? Why is that often difficult to do under normal circumstances?

What science does this film choose to ignore? Why is reality often suspended in sci-fi movies?

What elements of Japanese anime and Jules Verne stories are evident in this film?

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