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Pacific Rim You know..that movie with the big honkin' robots.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Essentially a love letter to robot lovin' fans, especially those with a Japanese flair, Pacific Rim comes out this Friday (July 12th, 2013).

So, you watchin'?

Also, you watched it? How was it? (be mindful of spoilers).

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

I'm not going to see this because of the first trailer I saw. It was an inappropriate use of a character I dearly love. I don't care if GLaDOS isn't actually in the real film. You can't do that.

Also, screw giant robots. I'd rather have smaller sentient robots. I love AI characters like Chi, Data, Wheatley, and of course GLaDOS. I'll take more of that please.

Boy do I sound like a grump... well it's not my kind of movie, but I'm sure other people will thoroughly enough this!
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

As a long-standing kaiju fan.. ohhhhhh you BET I'm going to go see this! It's currently raking in an 85% on RT if anyone is curious.. and if anyone else is interested in a bit of the back workings of the sets.. I would pay some serious cash to go on this ride!

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

so is this a test for evangelion. They said something about it in lord of the rings and still waiting.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

Planning on seeing this. Giant robots fighting monsters....sounds legit
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

It was excellent, just saying.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:22 AM

If you like mecha anime or old-time kaiju movies, this quite possibly will give you a nerdgasm.

The Eva influences are all over the place, up to and including the launch sequence (reversed somewhat, but still there), and I'm fairly certain I caught either a Nadesico ref or a Mazinger one.

They will happily take my money when it comes out on DVD, but it's worth seeing in the theaters.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

Eager to see it. Shakin' in mah shoes.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

I am reallllly, realllly excited for this! I have a large love of Mechas, NGE being my hands down favorite anime ever.
And I can't personally wait to compare and contrast it to Eva. Since even Del Toro admitted to being apparently inspired by it. Ahhh gosh I just can't wait! I am seeing it in a few hours! > w <
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

I saw this yesterday (didn't know at the time that it was a special showing - too many summer blockbusters to keep track of) and I have to admit it was really fun. I thought it moved a bit faster than necessary and sometimes exposition was in the wrong places (as in...right before it became relevant) and the characters needed more development...but..the fighting was awesome and the effects were fun and the movie was a great way to watch giant things beat each other up.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

So super giddy when I saw this! The monsters reminded me of the Gyaos from Gamera. Then I got more giddy seeing Charlie Day and Ron Pearlman. ♥
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

Excellent movie, only a few nitpicks for me. Helped me mostly get out of my Man of Steel funk. I would say I did wish we had more time with the other pilots, also there were moments where I felt they should have changed things and it might have played out better.

I hope they recoop their money on this.
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:52 AM

I think they've just about broken even on the international market. The movie hasn't even opened in Japan yet. That's the country I'm most excited to see the reception for.

Saw the movie, loved it, cannot wait for the Figma line~

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

I found myself nitpicking over some things, which I'll throw into the spoilerbox just so I can get it out of my system...

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But overall I enjoyed the movie. It's good to see some backing for the giant monster/mech genre on a scale like this, and it should pave the way for more of it in the future. Regardless of its reception, that's a good thing for all in my book.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:18 AM

I love the old Godzilla movies and this was alot like those with better effects. Who cares if the story is shallow and the characters are stereotypes, thats what makes it a popcorn flick. Saw it 3 times in the theater!
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:02 AM

Just noticed that the new Godzilla movie is suppose to be released May 16 which just happens to be the start of ACen 2014. Seems like a good opportunity for some sort of tie-in with the con.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:51 PM

View Postyouth, on 02 February 2014 - 12:02 AM, said:

Just noticed that the new Godzilla movie is suppose to be released May 16 which just happens to be the start of ACen 2014. Seems like a good opportunity for some sort of tie-in with the con.

I recall there being something akin to this at a prior ACen when an apocalypse was about to happen, so I don't doubt the possibility. Given most kaiju are attracted to loud gatherings of people, having emergency plans for rampaging monsters would be much appreciated. ;)

So...how many awards/recognitions has Pacific Rim gotten thus far? But not an Oscar? Transformers got in there...what the heck? :(

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:35 PM

I want to see it because Ellen McLain is in it, and it reminds me of Corruption Garden
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:51 PM

On the mind of Kaiju related topics, I assume a lot of us here are going to see Godzilla as well? Shall we start a discussion on said film in another topic? :P

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