Pacific Rim - Grading and Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by sojourner, Jul 12, 2013.

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How do you rate Pacific Rim?

  1. A+

    31 vote(s)
    24.8%
  2. A

    35 vote(s)
    28.0%
  3. A-

    15 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. B+

    25 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. B

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. B-

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. C+

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  8. C

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  9. C-

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  10. D+

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  11. D

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  12. D-

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  13. F+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. F

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  15. F-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    But one more step to my complete reversal on the subject...maybe...
     
  2. Tulin

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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.
     
  3. Tulin

    Tulin Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  4. Goji

    Goji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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).
     
  5. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    Check out Akira. It's the "go to" movie for those uninitiated to anime.
     
  6. Christopher

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    ^I think if anyone doesn't love Princess Mononoke, then anime is pretty much a lost cause for them.
     
  7. RAMA

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

    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.

    RAMA
     
  8. Noname Given

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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.)
     
  9. Tulin

    Tulin Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  10. OdoWanKenobi

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    Ron Perlman's character is still alive and cuts his way out of the dead baby Kaiju. He looks around and angrily asks "Where's my shoe?"
     
  11. DarKush

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    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.
     
  12. Tulin

    Tulin Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Oh - so that was the significance of the shoe abduction bit.
     
  13. Tulin

    Tulin Vice Admiral Admiral

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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!!!!
     
  14. PsychoPere

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    Abandon it. I'm in the same boat as Tulin.
     
  15. Gojira

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    Same here on all points! :bolian:
     
  16. OdoWanKenobi

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    You don't have to be a fan of anime or kaiju films to enjoy Pacific Rim. You just have to be a fan of entertaining movies.
     
  17. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    Me and my friend too, though we're certainly aware of it. I kinda grew out of it years ago.
     
  18. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    What. The. Fuck.:rolleyes::scream:

    Why would anybody see the sequel to that shit?

    This sounds like what happened in 2010 when Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World got trounced by The Expendables and Piranha 3D-unfair, and stupid. People say they want intelligent and good sci-fi films, and yet, instead of supporting them, they support shit like Grown Ups 2?

    I hope that word of mouth does save it, indeed.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Here's an apropos article:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/07/12/why-its-not-pacific-rim-versus-grown-ups-2/
    Reporters turn things like political races and movie box office into horse races because they believe it'll boost their own ratings if they can make the news look like sports. So they manufacture head-to-head competitions where none exist.
     
  20. OdoWanKenobi

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    Except that's not really the discussion to be had. The thing that bothers me is that box office numbers indicate that more people would rather go see a completely brainless, vulgar, and unfunny piece of garbage like Grown Ups 2, than would like to see a movie that is actually of a considerable quality like Pacific Rim. It's a sad indicator of the state of our culture.