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« on: July 13, 2013, 12:38:18 AM »

In short:  If you want to see it, you should.  If you're undecided, wait for the $2.00 theater or the Red Box rental.

Slightly Longer:  There's a brief scuffle with a sea monster at the beginning to give our main character some backstory, then an HOUR AND A HALF of character building bulls**t with nary a monster to be seen and the giant robots just hanging around in their docking bays.  After the HOUR AND A HALF of character building bulls**t, there's a FREAKING GREAT AND AWESOME monster battle that is everything a fanboy could ever hope for.  Seriously.  That battle is exactly what I went to the movie to see.  Well done.  I won't go into it any further except to say the ending fight seemed more like a minor scuffle compared to the FREAKING GREAT AND AWESOME monster battle that came before it.  Oh, well.

I was also glad that they didn't end the movie with a setup for a sequel.  The story is pretty much over-and-done.  Good.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 11:55:30 AM »

Akira, it could have been worse about this character building stuff you're dissing, would you rather have seen Shia Lebouf whining for nearly two hours? I really liked that long period of introducing the characters because I liked them. I so cannot say that for Bayformers, minus Optimus Prime and Lennox.

I mean this movie is way better than Godzilla Final Wars since we don't have that mutant character getting into four fights, there's just Raileigh's duel with Mori and then beating up Chuck. I know we go to giant monster movies because we like giant monsters and action but there's got to be some story and character or else it'd just be mindless action and we forget why there's action.

Anyway, just my two cents, I'll be seeing for the third time today.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 03:25:32 PM »

I didn't necessarily mind the "plot", just the length of it.  Like I said over in the other thread, cutting out the two scientists (and, alas, Ron Perlman) would have helped tremendously, imho.  An hour and a half between monster fights is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long.

I'm glad people are liking this and I hope it's a financial success so that more giant monster movies can get greenlighted.  I just didn't like Pacific Rim nearly as much as I'd hoped.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 04:52:46 PM »

Yeah I see where you're coming from, still I had a blast and just saw it for the third time. It's no Bayformers, thank god!
Funny that Dr. Hell is your avatar, that reminds me that Go Nagi has approved of the film. It's neat that a number of creators of giant robot shows like it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 02:37:20 AM »

then an HOUR AND A HALF of character building bulls**t with nary a monster to be seen and the giant robots just hanging around in their docking bays.  After the HOUR AND A HALF of character building bulls**t, there's a FREAKING GREAT AND AWESOME monster battle that is everything a fanboy could ever hope for.  Seriously. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 04:52:18 PM »

I thought I just put this out there.It's doing better overseas than it is domestically. The question is whether it is doing well enough to call for a sequel. That still seems to be up in the air.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 11:18:41 AM »

I only hope this will be the smash hit that puts Del Toro in a position to film "At the mountains of madness". Saw it yesterday night and I think this could be his best film so far. Alright, it may not be as personal as "Cronos" or "Pan's Labyrinth", but I think it's a definite improvement over the two "Hellboys", which were tons of fun but they left me a bit cold.

Overall, it was like watching a film of this kind for the very first time: the emotions were there, the FX were incredible and the pacing never flags. Even stuff like the characters' stories worked better than I expected. And even better, unlike recent stuff like "Star trek 2" or "World War Z", the whole thing is genuinelly fun to watch.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 08:49:46 PM »

Rim is my personal favoirte BUT not Del Toro's best film easily. I put that towards The Fawn's Labriynth.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 01:29:48 AM »

Just saw this, and this phrase sums it up for me....

there's a FREAKING GREAT AND AWESOME monster battle that is everything a fanboy could ever hope for. 

Overall, a fantastic movie that has almost everything I like (robots, kaiju), and very little of what I don't (egregeous love interests, snide self referencing, Michael Bay).  They didn't camp it up, they respected the subject, and really produced FREAKING GREAT AND AWESOME monster battle movie.

I would have liked more clarity in the battles to see the robots and kaiju in detail, but thats modern films for you.  LOved it all in all...
-Ed
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 01:44:17 AM »

It got a nephew and a niece(!) hooked on the Kaiju, so Job Done. Game Over. it's all good etc.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 07:42:23 AM »

I would have liked more clarity in the battles to see the robots and kaiju in detail, but thats modern films for you.  LOved it all in all...
-Ed


Check out the book based on the movie. 

http://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Rim-Official-Movie-Novelization/dp/1781166781
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 12:43:05 PM »

Cool thanks! I'll atke a look.

I'd like to see a making of thing. 
I love the detail  and effort Del Toro puts in his films. The Making of Hellboy stuff I saw was amazing.  They made everything real, THEN added the CGI. Its adds a depth of beliveability missing from ither films.  

This film deserves to be better knows and lovedin my book
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 08:44:26 PM »

I only hope this will be the smash hit that puts Del Toro in a position to film "At the mountains of madness".

I've not seen Pacific Rim yet. But I have been waiting for At the Mountains of Madness since I first heard about the pre-production in 2005! It's my favorite H.P. Lovecraft story after The Call of CthulhuSmile
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 04:38:30 PM »

I would have liked more clarity in the battles to see the robots and kaiju in detail, but thats modern films for you.  LOved it all in all...
-Ed


Check out the book based on the movie. 

http://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Rim-Official-Movie-Novelization/dp/1781166781



The novelization is handy, certainly good for character backgrounds BUT it is not good for monster action. It is rather brief and could have given more insight on what the rangers were feeling in battle. And if there's any clashing then the movie is official, since the novelization has a significant relationship quite different.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 07:32:30 PM »

I have not read the novelization for "Pacific Rim," nor have I seen the film, but I have found on other novelizations, such as the one for "Planet of the Apes," the remake and not the original, where one of the black characters became an Asian, and thus one of the white characters became a black man, that the novelization of a film is often based on an early screen treatment of the film. Thus, the novelization of "Pacifc Rim" was the way it was suppose to be in the film, but before the scene or scenes were shot, it was decided to change it to what you see in the film.
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