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Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM (Plot Details)


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#181 of 190 Bryan Tuck

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Posted August 28 2013 - 09:52 AM

 

I actually liked TRANSFORMERS 1 & 3 and thought they were much better than PACIFIC RIM. Why? Because they had something PACIFIC RIM didn't have, but desperately needed: a sense of humor.

 

I have to respectfully disagree. I thought Pacific Rim had a HUGE sense of humor. The movie had a big  goofy grin on its face the whole way through.


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Posted August 28 2013 - 10:05 AM

Oh, I agree with you completely Edwin. I *liked* Pacific Rim and also think that it was far, far better than any of the three Bay films. I think that the "Transformers rip-off" perception was partly inevitable (giant robots and lots of destruction) and partly poor marketing.

 

I agree. I enjoyed it more then any of the transformers movies. it had more heart to it.

 

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#183 of 190 Aaron Silverman

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Posted August 28 2013 - 11:02 AM

Pacific Rim certainly had a sense of humor, but it wasn't better than the first or third Transformers films. :) I can barely remember the names of any of the characters from PR, and the plot was not much more than "how do we defeat the next most powerful monster?."

 

Speaking of senses of humor, did that Chinese general not notice that this film, directed by a Mexican, had more Chinese heroes (the triplets) than American heroes (the main guy and Charlie Day)?


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Posted August 28 2013 - 11:07 AM

I have to respectfully disagree. I thought Pacific Rim had a HUGE sense of humor. The movie had a big  goofy grin on its face the whole way through.

I didn't laugh once during PACIFIC RIM. They threw in those two scientists for comic relief--the Willem Dafoe lookalike and the Rick Moranis lookalike--but they forgot to write any funny lines for them or create any funny situations. 



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Posted August 28 2013 - 12:58 PM

I don't remember laughing at all during Pacific Rim, which I believe was intentionally more serious than the Transformers films.

And I also agree Transformers 1and 3 were better. And I believe those transformer films delivered what they intended..non stop absurd action with humor. Pacific Rim on the other hand didn't deliver what I believe it intended, which was an emotionally rich character driven epic action film. Unfortunately, for me, it came up short. Glad others liked it.
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Posted August 28 2013 - 01:01 PM

I have to respectfully disagree. I thought Pacific Rim had a HUGE sense of humor. The movie had a big  goofy grin on its face the whole way through.

 

I'm with you on this one. Additionally, IMO most of the "humor" in the Transformers films was low-ball, forced, and decidedly not funny. I didn't find it particularly endearing. Ah well, different strokes for different folks. It's what makes the world go 'round. ;)


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Posted August 28 2013 - 01:03 PM

I didn't laugh once during PACIFIC RIM. They threw in those two scientists for comic relief--the Willem Dafoe lookalike and the Rick Moranis lookalike--but they forgot to write any funny lines for them or create any funny situations. 

 

The two scientists were my least favorite part of PR. They were more annoying than funny.


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Posted August 28 2013 - 11:55 PM

This is the movie Roland Emmerich's Godzilla and Michael Bay's The Transformers wanted to be. Rolled into one. The giant robots were GIANT! They had such terrible mass when they moved. I've been waiting for this movie my entire life.
 

 

Yes, I have to agree with this. I have honestly never seen such a great looking (giant) robots and (giant) monsters before. And they're fighting each other? OMG. :) This film was a dream come true.

 

But at the same time I do understand why not all people like it. There's no Megan Fox washing the car in the sun light, there are no "talking robots" with different personalities (or better yet - you "played" with these toy robots when you were a kid), there's not enough light humor, everything is destroyed, dark and murky and perhaps those action scenes were too "similar" after all (another monster is coming etc). And perhaps the whole movie was just moving too fast. Stuff like that.

 

Pacitic Rim has robots, "action" and huge CGI-effects, but at the end of the day it's very different from Transformers.


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Posted August 31 2013 - 10:25 AM

For me, PR is a love letter to 40 yr old geeks (myself included) who grew up watching Japanese monster movies (return of king Kong, mechagodzilla) and English fantasy films (warlords of Atlantis, land that time forgot). There was even a great slo-mo shot of a monster punched in the belly and the ensuing ripple looked like a guy in a rubber suit. PR was made with passion, Transformers was crude, crass, and plot-wise an independence day rip off. not to mention Bays annoying style of constantly panning shots with cuts every 3 seconds. Its as bad ad Abrams lens flares.

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Posted September 01 2013 - 05:08 PM

Based on weekend estimates, Pacific Rim passed the $100M mark domestically this weekend. Just passed $400M worldwide, too.


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