Everything you believe that it is going to happen eventually happens in Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim." It has thinly developed characters, wildly derivative story and has its share of hard-to-follow battle sequences. It is what you expect after seeing the trailer and from a summer blockbuster: monsters stomping on iconic city skylines and giant robots pounding on monsters. Familiarity and predictability doesn't much matter because the 130 minute movie is conveyed with maximum expertise. It causes the kind of mayhem that can only be enjoyed in a big screen with excellent sound system.
The movie starts with a voice-over prologue of what has gone from 2015. Many disgruntled "Kaiju's" (an alien race of giant monsters) is invading our earth through a portal deep in the Pacific Ocean. They smash cities all over the world to rubble, until we discover giant manned robots known as "Jaegers." The 25-plus stories high robots, piloted by two mind-linked humans goes toe-to-toe with Kaiju. The giants are defeated and Kaiju has become toys for children, until the gang of aliens and its masters regained their power and came back stronger than before.