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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 13 2013, 12:26 AM   #16
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I was planning on simply skipping this movie but now I am filled with doubt.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:27 AM   #17
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My partner loved that too and grabbed my arm and just started saying, "VOLTRON! That's like VOLTRON!!!"

I know nothing about Japanimation(never cared for it)and don't know a kaiju from a kaj-a-goo-goo and he told me there were lots of little subtle homages to the genre.

One thing we were wondering was, does the shoe motif mean anything in Japanimation? There were two characters who took a shoe and the camera seemed to really focus on it. Is there any symbolism in Japanese culture?
I have seen Evangelion and I did get the impression a lot of the movie was influenced by it.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:27 AM   #18
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By the way, stay through the first part of the credits, not just for the awesome theme song, but because there's a little something extra. I'm sure you'll like it. There's nothing tacked on at the very end though.
I was planning to stay through the end credits anyway (I was trained that way from a young age), especially since I heard it's dedicated to Ray Harryhausen & Ishiro Honda.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:31 AM   #19
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Yeah, I suppose you could nitpick the logic behind using giant robots to fight monsters as well as why they need two pilots in a mind meld, but the concept is fun and you find yourself more accepting as the movie progresses.
I was more referring to them never explaining why the robots can't walk on water!

Which I'm fine with, they just ignore it.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:31 AM   #20
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I saw the first show this morning, and I loved it. I give a huge A+. It had great action, with spectacular effects, but at the same time it had interesting characters and a good story.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:39 AM   #21
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I was planning on simply skipping this movie but now I am filled with doubt.
If you just want an EXTREMELY fun night at the cinema, without all the emo hand-wringing and annoying self-importance of Nolan's films where very clear good battle very clear evil, then........go and see it!

There were times when I just laughed out loud, not because it was funny, rather I was feeling pure JOY at what I was seeing!


HUGELY recommended!!!
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Old July 13 2013, 12:40 AM   #22
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Yeah, I suppose you could nitpick the logic behind using giant robots to fight monsters as well as why they need two pilots in a mind meld, but the concept is fun and you find yourself more accepting as the movie progresses.
I was more referring to them never explaining why the robots can't walk on water!

Which I'm fine with, they just ignore it.
Sorry but I have already expressed my ignorance of the genre but why would you expect a million ton(?)robot to be able to walk on water?

I much preferred the images of them wading through the ocean.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:41 AM   #23
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I saw it Thursday night.

Best Kaiju movie EVER!!!
Ditto, I saw it on Thursday night as well (thanks to Cineplex for the free movie due to my having a SCENE card that gives me points!) It was just as great as all of the other movies this summer.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:45 AM   #24
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Saw it on Thursday when it opened here. Great - but not brilliant. Still entertaining.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:25 AM   #25
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An utterly incredible movie and at times it was more than I expected it to be, but even though the ending was rather predictable it was an incredibly entertaining movie. And I loved it that the film was dedicated Ray Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda. And the final line it too funny for words.
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Old July 13 2013, 02:23 AM   #26
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It was everything I was hoping for and more. I was in amazement the entire time. It perfectly balanced the kaiju/mech scenes and the human scenes. I felt like a kid again watching it, like the first time I watched a Godzilla film. I can't wait to see what Legendary does with the new Godzilla film.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:09 AM   #27
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DalekJim wrote: View Post
Can't wait to see this film.

Yminale wrote: View Post
I saw it Thursday night.

Best Kaiju movie EVER!!!
Better than the original Gojira?
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I consider Gojira not a Kaiju move because of it's strong anti-nuclear weapons message and in the same category as Silent Running and 2001.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:18 AM   #28
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Loved it from start to finish. Idris Elba and Ron Perlman steal every scene they are in. I'm definitely glad I stayed through the credits, for the biggest laugh of the movie.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:24 AM   #29
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Hey I have a question to all the people who watched the movie. Assuming this movie makes a boatload of money, where should the series go. I like to see an adaption of the comic "Pacific Rim:Tales from Year zero".
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Old July 13 2013, 03:38 AM   #30
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Hey I have a question to all the people who watched the movie. Assuming this movie makes a boatload of money, where should the series go. I like to see an adaption of the comic "Pacific Rim:Tales from Year zero".
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