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View Poll Results: How do you rate Pacific Rim?
A+ 31 24.80%
A 35 28.00%
A- 15 12.00%
B+ 25 20.00%
B 7 5.60%
B- 2 1.60%
C+ 2 1.60%
C 1 0.80%
C- 1 0.80%
D+ 1 0.80%
D 1 0.80%
D- 3 2.40%
F+ 0 0%
F 1 0.80%
F- 0 0%
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Old July 14 2013, 12:53 AM   #61
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I have no love for animé(hate is too strong a word), yet I LOVED PR, so your point is kind of nullified.
Or, you're the exception to the rule. I'll wait for more responses that are similar before I abandon my hypothesis.
I am not really familiar with any anime. Other than "Spirited Away" (which I loved), I have no knowledge of it.

My love for this movies stems from the Ray Harryhausen and Godzilla movies that I loved as a child.

One more exception I guess!
But one more step to my complete reversal on the subject...maybe...
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Old July 14 2013, 01:19 AM   #62
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A friend tried to show me "Princess Monononononke" when I was in the US several years back and I fell asleep.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:21 AM   #63
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But the ironic thing is, I LOVED Japan growing up and have visited the country twice. I just find their animation......off.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:24 AM   #64
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I'm no fan of anime either, but I'm a huge Godzilla/Kaiju fan (my username is in fact derived from the Japanese name for Godzilla).
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Old July 14 2013, 02:46 AM   #65
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But the ironic thing is, I LOVED Japan growing up and have visited the country twice. I just find their animation......off.
Check out Akira. It's the "go to" movie for those uninitiated to anime.
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Old July 14 2013, 02:53 AM   #66
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^I think if anyone doesn't love Princess Mononoke, then anime is pretty much a lost cause for them.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:23 AM   #67
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I guess they marketed the movie wrong. I have no desire to see the movie myself. The trailers alone just smelled of "battleship" type lame movie.

Word of mouth - even on the good "fanwank" reviews -- movie too long, plot holes, etc.

So why bother.

Grown ups 2 sucks as well... looks like a weekend to skip the movies.

Despicable Me 2 was funny at least.

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Um no...This was about a million times better in every area than Battleship.

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I think the marketing for this movie was terrible. Only geeks who got excited about the very concept of "mechs" fighting monsters and knew about the director, had any enthusiasm. I got absolutely no vibe or buzz from this from the non-geek casual audience. Watching the trailers, I see nothing that distinguishes this from Battleship or any other generic action flop, it comes across as a movie trying to cash in on Transformers with giant robots. It needed either better marketing/trailers, or a big name actor.
The marketing was just fine, the odd thing is that even a lot of "geeks" aren't going to see it. It IS a shame, however I don't really care at this point, Im glad it's out and Im going to see it again tomorrow with some family.

If this movie had been bad...guilty pleasure, but since it was great, no guilt at all.

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Old July 14 2013, 03:28 AM   #68
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One of the funnest movies I have seen in a long time, I had a complete blast, laughed a lot, loved the cheese and the fights were spectacular. It was basically "Fuck it, this is awesome and we're doing it" as far as plot goes, there were so many times where stuff kinda didn't make sense but was so awesome you overlooked it. I was smiling and chuckling so much at how crazy shit got at one point. Can't wait to see it again.

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Agree with this 100%. I didn't go for the plot; I went because it was just a big Giant Robot VS Big Alien Monsters slugfest (with a lot of funny character moments, which was unexpected but welcome); and yeah, the overall plot was just there as background - and if you try to think about it too hard, it doesn't really hold up; but it wasn't supposed to.)

I probably won't go see it again in the theatre; but I will get the Blu-Ray for sure.

Also be sure to stay through the end-credits as there is an easter egg that's absolutely hilarious (it might be groan worthy for some but I LOVED it - and it had me laughing loud.)
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Old July 14 2013, 05:45 AM   #69
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Can somebody please post what the easter eggs/post main credits stuff are?

I didn't stay as I heard there was nothing and cannot find any info out there about it.
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Old July 14 2013, 05:55 AM   #70
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Can somebody please post what the easter eggs/post main credits stuff are?

I didn't stay as I heard there was nothing and cannot find any info out there about it.
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Old July 14 2013, 06:28 AM   #71
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In an earlier post someone felt that the kaiju looked too similar, but I thought that was something of an explanation for that in the film. I did like how the film gave something of a reason for why the kaiju were invading Earth. It sets him a potential sequel. Hopefully the film will make enough to warrant one.
Yeah I understood the reasoning they gave, but I still think there was room in that explanation for more variety in design than we got.

Besides, it's the kind of movie where you kinda expect them to break a few rules for the sake of having something really cool on screen.
Fair enough. I did like the creatures that we got, but I would not have minded if there had been more and more variety as well. Same with more Jaegers.
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Old July 14 2013, 06:28 AM   #72
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Oh - so that was the significance of the shoe abduction bit.
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Old July 14 2013, 06:30 AM   #73
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And OdoWan Kenobi - when reading your sig, I cannot help but hear the theme song to the segment on Hollywood Babble-on, "....if it's not fucked up by Ryan Reynolds".

LMAO!!!!
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Old July 14 2013, 01:36 PM   #74
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Those of you who hate anime won't understand or care.
I have no love for animé(hate is too strong a word), yet I LOVED PR, so your point is kind of nullified.
Or, you're the exception to the rule. I'll wait for more responses that are similar before I abandon my hypothesis.
Abandon it. I'm in the same boat as Tulin.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:43 PM   #75
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I'm no fan of anime either, but I'm a huge Godzilla/Kaiju fan (my username is in fact derived from the Japanese name for Godzilla).
Same here on all points!
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