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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:30 pm

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No, Man of Steel was just a little more fun. Also, there was no boat sword. There was a boat used as a club, but not as a sword. I'm probably gonna see it again on Tuesday, though.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:35 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:No, Man of Steel was just a little more fun. Also, there was no boat sword. There was a boat used as a club, but not as a sword. I'm probably gonna see it again on Tuesday, though.


I know, but "Boat Sword" rolls of the tongue better.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby BeastProwl » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:10 pm

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So epic.

This was probably one of the best films I've EVER seen.
It had a good mix of everything and the pacing was great. I was never bored, always listening, and paying close attention to everything. Besides Man of Steel, its been a while since a movie's grabbed me so quickly and kept me there the whole time.

Cannot recommend this enough, see it in IMAX if you can, you can feel every punch.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Overcracker » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:16 pm

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It was an awesome movie. I was giggling like a schoolgirl all through the movie.

If you get all the nods GDT puts in there its fantastic.

When they pulled out the chain sword I almost leaped out of my seat.

My only very very minor gripe are the Kaiju designs. For some reason I kept thinking of sharks every time I saw them. Hammerheads, Saw Tooth etc... They just weren't as uniquely identifiable as I would have liked. But they weren't bad by any means. The King Kong nod through one of them was pretty cool.

Ohh, and Ron Pearlman is the man. He just looked like he was having so much fun with the smuggler character, it was awesome. Idris Elba is no slouch in the awesome department either.

All in all definitely a movie to watch again... and again... and again.


Now I need action figures with features, like the chain sword and the plasma cannon. The Neca figures just aren't living up to the movie.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Iron Prime » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:26 pm

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I can't find the NECA action figures in my area, or the Heroclix... :sad:
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:35 pm

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Can't the Kaiju just create another portal thing?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:58 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:Can't the Kaiju just create another portal thing?

The Kaiju's creators were destroyed. Even if they survived and did, we could just re-nuke it. You saw the labs, weve got plenty of Kaiju "code" lying around, and after what happened, Im sure more Jaigers will be built just in case
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Duke of Luns » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:52 am

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SlyTF1 wrote:Can't the Kaiju just create another portal thing?

The Kaiju's creators were destroyed. Even if they survived and did, we could just re-nuke it. You saw the labs, weve got plenty of Kaiju "code" lying around, and after what happened, Im sure more Jaigers will be built just in case


Easier said than done. The kaiju creators could have several level fives ready for their opening salvo if they ever breach our dimension again.

Anyway, as for the film in general, yeah it was good. It didn't totally blow me away, but I was pretty enthralled. Despite being CG, the Kaiju's and Jaigers did have a presence and life to them(particularly the Kaiju's, some good facial expressions) that reminded me of guys in rubber suits, which is a good thing.

I liked that the fight scenes were fast and brutal, with little to no shaky cam unlike Transformers. Still, I wish Crimson Typhoon and the Russian Unit weren't destroyed so early. Would have liked to have seen one of them in the final battle, where they could have been dealt with.

Overall, it's a film that stands among the best giant monster movies, one I'll sure buy on Blu-Ray for sure, and I thought was better than King Kong '05 and Cloverfield.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Iron Prime » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:50 pm

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Picked up Crimson Typhoon and Knifehead for my son today - pretty nice figures.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:52 am

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News is that a sequel is already in the works.

http://moviepilot.com/stories/1045313-g ... some-ideas

I should say, that some of the story points that GDT talks about as possible ideas for the sequel, I was already suggesting to my brother as we were leaving the theater.

I HAVE to acquire this once it hits dvd.

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Don't worry, there'll be more. There will also be 18' figures. They're doing Gipsy Danger, I just hope they do AT LEAST one Kaiju in the 18 inch scale. Knifehead is totally my favorite.

Also, you are all forgetting the best part! How often do you get to see a Newtons Cradle swing via robot punch?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby RhA » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:41 am

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The movie was awesomesauce. It even had a rocketpunch, what more could I have ever wanted?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby cybercat » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:43 pm

I think if I'd seen it when it first came out, before all the fangirls convinced me this movie was going to rock the very foundations of my world with its awesome....I might have liked it more.

Didn't hate it, really, and the jaegers and kaiju were fantastic.

Could have done without YET ANOTHER 'white American man saves the world' plot, though, as well as the wth stereotypes of women, Asians, Russians Germans and nerds. And the Mansplaining. And was Becket's swagger and unshavenness supposed to make him attractive to females? If so, FAIL.

And also, protip: if you are having a helicopter land, it's beyond the realm of physics that an umbrella would not at the very least invert and shred.

Oh, of course, unless you MUST have your stereotype 'mysterious Asian girl with umbrella' trope.

CC, I liked the dog, though.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Iron Prime » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:52 pm

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cybercat wrote:I think if I'd seen it when it first came out, before all the fangirls convinced me this movie was going to rock the very foundations of my world with its awesome....I might have liked it more.


I was worried this might happen. It's a really fun film, but as soon as people start hyping it the need for it to be great starts to pile up... :sad:

I'm glad you still enjoyed it though.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:12 pm

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cybercat wrote:I think if I'd seen it when it first came out, before all the fangirls convinced me this movie was going to rock the very foundations of my world with its awesome....I might have liked it more.

Didn't hate it, really, and the jaegers and kaiju were fantastic.

Could have done without YET ANOTHER 'white American man saves the world' plot, though, as well as the wth stereotypes of women, Asians, Russians Germans and nerds. And the Mansplaining. And was Becket's swagger and unshavenness supposed to make him attractive to females? If so, FAIL.

And also, protip: if you are having a helicopter land, it's beyond the realm of physics that an umbrella would not at the very least invert and shred.

Oh, of course, unless you MUST have your stereotype 'mysterious Asian girl with umbrella' trope.

CC, I liked the dog, though.

I think the stereotypes and tropes are actually a vital part of the movie, after all this is supposed to be a homage to the old-school Kaiju movies, with a good deal of giant mech anime slammed in for good measure. That stuff kinda made it feel "right" to me.
And I don't think criticizing a film for its helicopter/ umbrella physics is a valid point if everything else in the movie goes against physics, like the monsters themselves.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:00 pm

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cybercat wrote:I think if I'd seen it when it first came out, before all the fangirls convinced me this movie was going to rock the very foundations of my world with its awesome....I might have liked it more.

Didn't hate it, really, and the jaegers and kaiju were fantastic.

Could have done without YET ANOTHER 'white American man saves the world' plot, though, as well as the wth stereotypes of women, Asians, Russians Germans and nerds. And the Mansplaining. And was Becket's swagger and unshavenness supposed to make him attractive to females? If so, FAIL.

And also, protip: if you are having a helicopter land, it's beyond the realm of physics that an umbrella would not at the very least invert and shred.

Oh, of course, unless you MUST have your stereotype 'mysterious Asian girl with umbrella' trope.

CC, I liked the dog, though.

I think the stereotypes and tropes are actually a vital part of the movie, after all this is supposed to be a homage to the old-school Kaiju movies, with a good deal of giant mech anime slammed in for good measure. That stuff kinda made it feel "right" to me.
And I don't think criticizing a film for its helicopter/ umbrella physics is a valid point if everything else in the movie goes against physics, like the monsters themselves.


Not to mention the fact that it would be impossible to build a robot of that size. AND the cargo boat that Gypsy Danger was dragging through the street. Impossible, but awesome as hell.
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