Pacific Rim: Movie Novelization by Alex Irvine
SciFi, Giant Robots, Giant Monsters, Saving the World
Kaiju are the colossal monsters that emerge from a dimensional rift in the Pacific Ocean with the intent to destroy life on Earth and Jaegers are the giant robots built to fight them. After years of war, humanity make its last attempt to close the inter-dimensional portal and stop the kaiju from coming. For those who have already seen the movie and loved it, the novelization is a great source of extra information about the world and insight into the thoughts of the characters. The extra world building (including news articles and military dossiers and files between chapters) keeps it from feeling redundant after watching the movie. While it also has enough excitement and soul to be fun for people who haven’t watched the movie yet, nothing can compare to actually seeing the enormity of the kaiju and watching the epic fights play out on a big screen.