When legions of gigantic creatures, referred to as Kaiju, began rising from the ocean, a warfare started that could take millions of lives and eat humanity's sources for years on end. To fight the giant Kaiju, a special kind of weapon became devised: large robots, called Jaegers, that are managed concurrently by using pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless within the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces protecting mankind haven't any desire however to turn to 2 not likely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who're teamed to pressure a mythical but reputedly out of date Jaeger from the beyond. Together, they stand as mankind's remaining wish in opposition to the mounting apocalypse.