An oil rig goes missing in the Atlantic Ocean which is just the start of a whole load of trouble as it is discovered that giant sea monsters are coming out of the Atlantic Ocean and are going to threaten the Eastern Seaboard. With little in the way of options available the military send in thrill seeking soldiers in giant robot suits to protect America and save the day.
Oh Graham Greene what happened, you were Kicking Bird in "Dancing with Wolves" and Joe in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" but why are you appearing in an Asylum movie which is a cheap rip off of "Pacific Rim". Yes if you didn't know "Atlantic Rim" is another one of those direct to video movies which rip off a major movie and come out around the time of the big movie release to try and pick up some interest. And yes that does mean it is as bad as it sounds but that, if you didn't know, is what you should expect from a movie which is distributed from The Asylum.
Now I am not going to waste mine or your time with a proper review but pick out some of the movies funnier moments. Are three heroes in dry suits all have a certain colour on their suit and would you know it each of their robots feature that colour internal light so Tracey with the blue bits on her dry suit has a blue light and Red with the red bits of course has a red light. Then there is Graham Greene who chews out the dialogue in such a hysterical manner that because he is so bad he is strangely entertaining. About the only thing I can kind of praise "Atlantic Rim" for is that some of the special effects are better than you would expect especially when it comes to the visuals of the giant robots.
What this all boils down to is that "Atlantic Rim" is another bad movie which has very little about it which redeems it but unlike some other releases from The Asylum this one is occasionally entertaining for being bad.