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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 20 2013, 02:58 PM   #166
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^ The 3D made the helicopters look like toys.
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Old July 20 2013, 03:37 PM   #167
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^ 3D does have a tendency to make big things look tiny, and that's what happened with some things like the helicopters in a few places. But it didn't happen with the giant robots and monsters, and that's what matters (to me).
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Old July 20 2013, 05:52 PM   #168
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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.
While I agree STID might be the stronger and better-written movie, PR still had something I thought was sorely lacking from that other movie-- a real sense of awe and wonder.

STID was one very fast-paced action extravaganza, but there was very little that made your jaw draw with wonder at what you were looking at (the massive Vengeance dropping out of warp in front of the Enterprise is about the only one that comes to mind). PR on the other hand was absolutely chock full of those kind of moments.
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Old July 21 2013, 02:31 AM   #169
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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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The one I got is about six or seven inches tall. Maybe a little taller.

Here it is.
Oh, heyyyyy...thanks, Goji!

(runs off to Amazon)
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Old July 21 2013, 02:51 AM   #170
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Had an absolute blast with this movie! I'll admit - I was in it for the mechs and Del Toro, never seen any kaiju movies. But so very much fun.

And add me to the list of "not a particular fan of anime, but really enjoyed this movie" crowd.
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Old July 21 2013, 04:12 AM   #171
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When the trailers for this movie came out it looked incredibly stupid and I was ready to completely write it off. But then I saw some good word of mouth from it from friends, from some on-line personalities and such, so I thought I'd give it a chance.

And I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed this movie, full of cliches and stock characters but, damn was it a lot of fun. Well paced and good looking. Even saw it IMAX 3D which looked spectacular. Kudos to del Toro. And Ron Pearlman was great. Too bad the movie is bombing at the BO.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:16 AM   #172
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Guess the Sons of Anarchy connection didn't do squat for it huh?
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Old July 21 2013, 07:03 AM   #173
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What's the connection - never seen an ep.
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Old July 21 2013, 07:27 AM   #174
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I think the lead actor is from Sons.
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Old July 21 2013, 07:28 AM   #175
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Oh okay - really liked him so might be a reason to watch!
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Old July 21 2013, 11:00 AM   #176
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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.
Yes it is.

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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.
It really isn't.

There's almost always got to be some overlooking of the plot and common sense flaws in sci-fi movies. This (and I admit that it might be a failing common to monster movies in general) really needs the acceptance of utterly HUGE amounts of stupid.

I don't even think it's better than the last couple of sci-fi movies I've seen this year. Man Of Steel and WWZ fyi...
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Old July 21 2013, 04:55 PM   #177
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Care to explain where the huge amounts of stupid are? Yeah, the story isn't complex, but that doesn't mean it's dumb.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:04 PM   #178
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^ Yup, I feel the same way. Lack of subtlety isn't necessarily the same as stupidity. I guess he could be referring to some of this stuff, but I don't agree at all with most of those points.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:27 PM   #179
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That article is the definition of "haters gotta hate".
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Old July 21 2013, 05:37 PM   #180
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Especially the point of about the number of tropes in a movie. Tropes are not bad! Tropes are simply elements that occur frequently in fiction. It is all how you present them! If you had a movie without a single trope, you would not have a movie.
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