Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Visionary director Guillermo del Toro has finally done it, folks. For once the studios have invested a boatload of cash into a director that is actually worthy of it and the result is an absolutely massive film, unlike anything before it. Pacific Rim is the biggest film not just of 2013, but of the past decade — blowing all three of Michael Bay‘s Transformers films out of the water with ease, while actually packing an engaging story to boot. This is what the definition of summer blockbuster should be. The bar has just been raised."