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'Pacific Rim' delivers monster-mashing fun, reviews say

'Pacific Rim' delivers monster-mashing fun, reviews say

Amid a summer in which Earth has been decimated by an alien intelligence, abandoned by humanity, overrun by zombies and beset by demons, "Pacific Rim" introduces yet another threat: kaiju -- giant, city-smashing monsters from the deep. Mankind's only hope lies in massive humanoid robots operated by mind-linked pilots. In contrast with Earth itself, "Pacific Rim" is faring rather well — at least with film critics, who largely agree that the movie is big and booming but also smart and entertaining, thanks to the imaginative direction of Guillermo del Toro. Times film critic Kenneth Turan calls Del Toro "a fantasy visionary" whose "particular...

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