When legions of titanic creatures, known as Kaiju, commenced rising from the sea, a war started that would take hundreds of thousands of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on quit. To fight the massive Kaiju, a unique kind of weapon became devised: huge robots, referred to as Jaegers, that are controlled simultaneously via two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless inside the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no desire however to turn to two not going heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who're teamed to force a mythical however apparently out of date Jaeger from the beyond. Together, they stand as mankind's remaining wish towards the mounting apocalypse.