In Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, giant monsters rise up from the Pacific ocean to wage war on man, and man responds by creating massive, powerful mech-suits to fight back the beasts. Meanwhile, in rip-off expert The Asylum's Atlantic Rim, that also happens, but due to trademark and budgetary constraints, now it happens in the Atlantic, the robots are controlled by looking like you're going bodyboarding, and the biggest star is Maverick and Die Hard 3 supporting actor Graham Greene. Otherwise, same thing. Here's the trailer:
He was the first one to sign up AND he passed all the tests? Now that sounds like the kind of punctual, satisfactory antihero I can get behind!