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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 October 18 2013, 02:41 AM   #286
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As opposed to any other vehicle with equally unpredictable human pilots?
well yeah, i think a robot with a human pilot would be way harder to fight and a lot more unpredictable then a fighter jet. It has arms and legs for example, which means it can punch, throw, kick, use inanimate objects. It can use it's limbs in multiple ways and use inanimate objects in multiple ways

it could also kill the creature many different ways, and therefore be a much more formidable opponent than a fighter plane for example. A giant robot would just be a lot more versatile.

At the end of the day it's movie about giant robots fighting giant monster, it's an awesomely ridiculous concept. not really sure why it needs to be justified, just enjoy it
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Old October 28 2013, 12:44 AM   #287
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Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
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Old October 28 2013, 03:55 PM   #288
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While I enjoyed the film, it didn't really resonate with me as the super terrific thing that everyone was making it out to be. I think Charlie Hunnam is a very lackluster actor to be doing the lead, and Rinko Kikuchi didn't really resonate with me.

But the worst part about this whole experience was the "after movie" discussion with my friends. They loved it to death and kept asking me why I didn't like. Even with a bad lead and an ok supporting character, there was another thing that hurt the film even more. One thing that I knew the moment I'd bring up that my friendship with my buddies would probably be gone.

I HATED CHARLIE DAY.

He kept shouting, and shouting, and shouting and wouldn't shut up. One of my buds did the typical rebut "At least he's better than Jar Jar" to which I replied" At least Jar Jar has an indoor voice!".

That was not a good night.
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Old October 28 2013, 06:54 PM   #289
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Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
Nice.
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Old October 29 2013, 12:26 AM   #290
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Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
^^^
Yep, that trailer is !00% accurate; and like everyone also who liked the film, YES, it did speak to my 'inner 9 year old' who loved 1960ies era Godzilla movies, and stuff like 'Ultraman' and 'Johnny Sokko's Flying Robot'. Again, if you try to analyze the story of the film using 'real world' logic, it falls apart fast <-- BUT, if you look at it within it's own universe, it's fine, fun, and a pleasure to watch IF you like giant robots fighting giant monsters as BOTH wreck buildings.)
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Old October 29 2013, 12:58 AM   #291
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While I enjoyed the film, it didn't really resonate with me as the super terrific thing that everyone was making it out to be. I think Charlie Hunnam is a very lackluster actor to be doing the lead, and Rinko Kikuchi didn't really resonate with me.

But the worst part about this whole experience was the "after movie" discussion with my friends. They loved it to death and kept asking me why I didn't like. Even with a bad lead and an ok supporting character, there was another thing that hurt the film even more. One thing that I knew the moment I'd bring up that my friendship with my buddies would probably be gone.

I HATED CHARLIE DAY.

He kept shouting, and shouting, and shouting and wouldn't shut up. One of my buds did the typical rebut "At least he's better than Jar Jar" to which I replied" At least Jar Jar has an indoor voice!".

That was not a good night.
I really loved the movie great deal. Charlie Day had his moments where he was annoying but I really didn't mind him. I do agree that Charlie Hunnam was lackluster though. Other than that I loved the film!
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Old October 29 2013, 01:00 AM   #292
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It was worth sticking around for.
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Old October 29 2013, 02:10 AM   #293
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JD wrote: View Post
Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
^^^
Yep, that trailer is !00% accurate; and like everyone also who liked the film, YES, it did speak to my 'inner 9 year old' who loved 1960ies era Godzilla movies, and stuff like 'Ultraman' and 'Johnny Sokko's Flying Robot'. Again, if you try to analyze the story of the film using 'real world' logic, it falls apart fast <-- BUT, if you look at it within it's own universe, it's fine, fun, and a pleasure to watch IF you like giant robots fighting giant monsters as BOTH wreck buildings.)
As usual Honest Trailers got the movie's number. The movie is dumb and loaded with flaws and "Huhs?!" but, dammit if I didn't love every minute of that movie.
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Old October 29 2013, 03:56 AM   #294
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Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
... Aaaaand there goes my any interest in Netflixing this sucker.
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Old October 29 2013, 04:09 AM   #295
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You really shouldn't judge a movie by it's honest trailer.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:20 AM   #296
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Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
... Aaaaand there goes my any interest in Netflixing this sucker.
Your loss. It really was one of the most fun movies of the summer.

Thinking back on it now, the tone of the movie most reminds me of Big Trouble in Little China.
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Old October 29 2013, 05:13 PM   #297
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Screen Junkies has done an honest trailer for Pacific Rim.
... Aaaaand there goes my any interest in Netflixing this sucker.
If you didn't already know that Pacific Rim was a silly movie with robots punching giant monsters until you saw that video I don't know what to tell you.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:30 PM   #298
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Though it's technically probably the most tenuous aspect I actually see the in-universe reason for 'the drift' - I assume it has to do with reaction times - 'being' the Jaeger rather than just 'piloting' it.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:34 PM   #299
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Though it's technically probably the most tenuous aspect I actually see the in-universe reason for 'the drift' - I assume it has to do with reaction times - 'being' the Jaeger rather than just 'piloting' it.
The explanation was the 'neural load' of piloting a jaeger was too much for a single brain - drifting allowed the two pilots to remain in 'neural synch' while sharing the 'load' between two human brains.
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Old October 29 2013, 07:35 PM   #300
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If you didn't already know that Pacific Rim was a silly movie with robots punching giant monsters until you saw that video I don't know what to tell you.
Oh, I definitely did know that, but I'd been avoiding checking out said imagery so as to approach the movie as freshly as possible if I did decide to rent it. Alas, nothing in that video looked at all interesting or fun... which I'd kinda suspected anyhow.
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