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Old December 15 2012, 12:46 PM   #31
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Evangelion is a considerably different feel than it seems like they're trying to go for with this movie...
Yeah, besides both having giant humanoid robots Pacific Rim doesn't look like it's specifically borrowing anything from that series (and indeed, judging from the trailer these robots are being remotely piloted).

It's a mashup, Mecha vs. Kaiju. Guillermo del Toro playing with toys on a huge budget. Could be fun.
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Old December 15 2012, 04:49 PM   #32
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Yeah, besides both having giant humanoid robots Pacific Rim doesn't look like it's specifically borrowing anything from that series (and indeed, judging from the trailer these robots are being remotely piloted).
No, the pilots are actually inside the Jaegers' heads:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/32...m-pacific-rim/

It's a mashup, Mecha vs. Kaiju. Guillermo del Toro playing with toys on a huge budget. Could be fun.
Actually giant mecha have been part of the daikaiju genre for decades now, going back as far as the alien robot Moguera in the 1957 The Mysterians. The first battle between a living daikaiju and a giant mecha was probably in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla in the '70s. The original Mechagodzilla was a robot built by evil aliens, but the second and third incarnations were both human-operated military robots for battling Godzilla -- the '90s version had pilots inside and the '00s version was remotely operated from a nearby jet. There was also the '90s version of MOGUERA in the abysmal Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, which was the successor to the piloted Mechagodzilla from the previous movie. It was combined from two separate vehicles, Sentai-style. There was also Mechani-Kong in King Kong Escapes in the '60s, the Ultraman-like Jet Jaguar in the '70s, and the cyborg Mecha-King Ghidorah in the '90s.

So while there's been cross-pollination between the kaiju and mecha genres for decades, I think it's fair to say that Pacific Rim is a straight-up kaiju homage.
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Old December 15 2012, 05:12 PM   #33
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Each pilot wears a suit that connects their brains and nervous systems to a central computer in the robot. The two pilots act in synchronicity to control the robots from inside the head.

I think this is going to be one heck of a fun movie.
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Old December 15 2012, 07:12 PM   #34
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That one brief shot of the pilots operating the mecha -was anyone else reminded of Robot Jox?
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Old December 15 2012, 08:44 PM   #35
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I think Eva is fine in animated form - and even then, it doesn't really hold up all that well. I loved it in the 90s, but it's kind of a huge mess of a series.<snip>

It's just a little too full of itself without really saying anything.
Sounds modern to me!
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Old December 15 2012, 09:54 PM   #36
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MTV has started doing a bunch of trailer commentaries where they bring the director of a movie with a new trailer and discuss it with them. They just did one with GDT for Pacific Rim.
Interesting bits:
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I would give anything to watch a Battletech Clan Invasion trilogy.
Heh. That would certainly be interesting, though the Clan invasion was a fairly late turn of events in the overall Battletech chronology. Assuming for the sake of argument that it would be successful, it would also be interesting to see a film set during the fall of the Star League or early Succession Wars, to lead up to the Clans returning.
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Old December 16 2012, 10:54 AM   #38
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I think Eva is fine in animated form - and even then, it doesn't really hold up all that well. I loved it in the 90s, but it's kind of a huge mess of a series.<snip>

It's just a little too full of itself without really saying anything.
Sounds modern to me!
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That one brief shot of the pilots operating the mecha -was anyone else reminded of Robot Jox?
And the hand punch was from Robot Jox too.
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Old December 16 2012, 02:56 PM   #40
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If only they'd had those mechas around during Cloverfield. Looking forward to this, especially if del Toro pulls out a sucker punch or two (from the trailer you'd imagine it might just be: monsters attack, robots defend, monsters die. Billions cheer. The end).
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Old December 18 2012, 08:00 AM   #41
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I would give anything to watch a Battletech Clan Invasion trilogy.
Heh. That would certainly be interesting, though the Clan invasion was a fairly late turn of events in the overall Battletech chronology. Assuming for the sake of argument that it would be successful, it would also be interesting to see a film set during the fall of the Star League or early Succession Wars, to lead up to the Clans returning.
I am only familiar with the Invasion Trilogy unfortunatly.
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Old December 18 2012, 08:10 AM   #42
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The Warrior trilogy by Stackpole is superior.
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Old December 18 2012, 08:14 AM   #43
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Maybe, but if we are talking trilogy the Invasion storyline would probably be better,.
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Old December 18 2012, 10:41 AM   #44
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Ah.. just do the original Gray Death Legion novels (coincidentally a trilogy ) followed by the trilogy about the Clan Invasion and cap it off with Operation Bulldog aka Payback's a bitch as a trilogy.. there, huge Mech action for the next ten years or so
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Old December 19 2012, 06:53 AM   #45
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It will be interesting to see how much Mech stuff we'll start getting if this is popular.
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