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Godzilla Lives in ‘Pacific Rim’; ‘Fruitvale’ Shocks: Film

Guillermo del Toro’s booming, cocksure “Pacific Rim” stomps all over the rubble of old Japanese creature features, scorching away much of the rubber-suited fun of those early atomic age fancies.

Del Toro’s Godzillas -- here called Kaiju -- are towering reptilian monsters, rising from the ocean floor and stoppable only by giant, human-controlled Jaegers, which are knock-off Transformers.