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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 19 2013, 07:32 PM   #151
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I saw this on the basis of a single poster in a movie theater and seeing the trailer a couple of times waiting for other movies. I didn't see a bunch of commercials for it n TV and I wasn't desperate to.

Fill it with big names, flood all media with ads, give away toys with happy meals, it wouldn't have mattered. The concept is ultimately what sells a movie, and this concept was never going to appeal to a broad audience in the United States, and the concepts that do already have established, money-generating franchises.
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Old July 19 2013, 08:51 PM   #152
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and it'll probably break records in Japan
What makes you say that?

I mean, it's a movie where giant human-piloted mechs basically fight Godzilla.

Do the Japanese usually go for that sort of thing?
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Old July 19 2013, 09:24 PM   #153
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When it started getting great reviews I thought GDT had somehow managed to make a serious movie out of the subject matter.

I was wrong. Its big, dumb and senseless. Utter tripe.

Good fun though...
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Old July 19 2013, 09:48 PM   #154
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When it started getting great reviews I thought GDT had somehow managed to make a serious movie out of the subject matter.

I was wrong. Its big, dumb and senseless. Utter tripe.

Good fun though...

Look, ultimately, its a big, very well made monster movie. Having said that, it better than 97% of the sci fi movies made in the last 25 years, most of which are big action movies.
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Old July 19 2013, 11:53 PM   #155
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The aliens made one wormhole, they can make another.
I was of the understanding that GD fried the aliens in question, hence no one to construct more kaijus/create another Breach.
I can't imagine the detonation of a nuclear reactor would somehow destroy an entire race of aliens from another dimension. I mean . . . what was the point of colonizing other worlds when there was just the 3 (or so) of them?
Heh heh, good point, actually! I guess I wondered why they didn't put some kind of teaser at the end to leave it open for a sequel, since it looked like they'd already greenlit one. Reading the novelization now; hope they shed a little more light on it at the end.
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Old July 19 2013, 11:54 PM   #156
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Are there any action figures or toys being released for PR?
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Old July 20 2013, 02:00 AM   #157
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I'm pretty sure I've seen some figures/statues/busts for the Jaegers, but I can't remember which site I saw them on, or who was making them.
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Old July 20 2013, 04:12 AM   #158
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They're on Amazon, that's where I got one (the Crimson Typhoon, which was sadly underutilized in the film, it was my favorite of the mech designs).
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Old July 20 2013, 05:48 AM   #159
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How big are the figures?

I picked up some of the HeroClix game pieces; they're just a few inches tall.
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Old July 20 2013, 05:59 AM   #160
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The one I got is about six or seven inches tall. Maybe a little taller.

Here it is.
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Old July 20 2013, 06:48 AM   #161
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I wouldn't worry about a sequel (I'm still hoping for a prequel). Remember Hellboy II:The Golden Army. That just came out of nowhere.
I wouldn't worry about ever seeing anything from this movie again. It's on track two...
I loved it - It's on Track One for me!
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Old July 20 2013, 06:50 AM   #162
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For a film with zero name recognition I personally didn't see even one commercial for it on TV.
Take this as a compliment, but you apparently don't watch much TV. I've seen the commercial several times.
I'm in the same boat - we hardly EVER watch telly and I have seen ads several times!
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Old July 20 2013, 07:12 AM   #163
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I thought it was wonderful. It was big, loud, and colorful, with a fair bit of cheese too. Just how this sort of film should be.

Though when I hear comments such as, how did a good movie like this flop, while something like Star Trek Into Darkness does well, I sorta have to roll my eyes. I mean, this film was an absolute blast, but at no point did I think that it's close to STID in terms of being a "good movie". The acting was passable at best, with Charlie Day being the bright spot to me, and the plot had some holes and contrivances. While watching Star Trek, there were moments where I was thinking, "Wow, this is a really good film, with some really good acting". I never thought that while watching this, I just thought that "wow, this was really fun". I don't think a good movie, and a fun movie are mutually exclusive, and this was a fun movie.
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Old July 20 2013, 10:06 AM   #164
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Saw it last night. Loved it, it was awesome, so much fun to watch. I wasn't disappointed with any element in the film, and at the end me and my friend turned to each other with big grins on our faces.
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Old July 20 2013, 12:06 PM   #165
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I watched it yesterday and LOVED it!



Pacific Rim is the movie I've been waiting for while I was watching all those spectacular, but soulless Michael Bay, Roland Emmerich, and Zack Snyder movies. In it, Del Toro delivers one of the greatest examples of sci-fi world building I've seen in cinema. The attention to detail is incredible and he nails the sense of scale and weight that so many similar movies lack.


That said, it's probably not for everyone. If two hours of giant robots hitting giant monsters in spectacular ways doesn't sound like fun to you, Pacific Rim might not be your cup of tea. It's basically an extremely nerdy movie, which is also why I'm not hugely surprised that it isn't doing too well at the box office. But if you're anything like me, your inner 10 year-old is going to lose his (or her) mind and fall madly in love with this movie.


As for the 3D: Considering the movie was shot in 2D and Del Toro didn't even want it to be 3D, it's remarkable that the 3D is among the best I've seen, on par with the likes of Avatar, Hugo, and Life of Pi.
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