I saw plenty of TV spots for Pacific Rim but no real interest among sci-fi fans, few people for example seemed intersted in the movie. I hope that's not the case for next year's Godzilla movie.
Yeah I think they seriously overestimated the appeal the movie's concept would have with audiences. If even a sizable chuck of scifi
fans have a hard time getting excited about watching giant robots and monsters fight (which is evident from the fact only 58 people have bothered to vote in this thread, compared to what we see with other movies here), then you know you have a problem.