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Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM (Plot Details)


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#21 of 208 Sam Posten

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Posted April 29 2013 - 11:22 AM

Hell yes:

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Posted April 29 2013 - 01:23 PM

Sam Posten, on 29 Apr 2013 - 3:22 PM, said:
Hell yes:
http://www.theverge....ters-and-robots



Oh I second that emotion!!
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Posted April 29 2013 - 01:42 PM

Guillermo is my nerd hero.


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Posted May 05 2013 - 10:06 AM

I'm super excited for this movie. Saw the trailer before Oblivion, and its just as exciting as it was last Winter. I think I'm looking forward to this more than Star Trek!

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Posted May 31 2013 - 06:29 AM

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Posted June 16 2013 - 07:09 PM

New preview is out, running before Man of Steel. I say without irony that this is my most anticipated movie of the summer. I've not been into the big brainless smash-em up Michael Bay movies the past decade or two. But this looks fun. (I mean, really, ridiculously fun, what i hoped for from Matthew Broderick's Godzilla when i skipped a day of grad school just to watch it)

And Guilermo del Toro can bring both heart and fun to this movies. Hellboy and Hellboy 2 aren't the greatest movies, but they were a good time.

And so the new preview is surprising and intriguing, showing the story is also about the psychic damage or pathos involved in these people co-operating the giant robot suits.

This summer is a good one for movies, so far. I'm hoping Pacific Rim is as enjoyable as it promises.

Edited by DaveF, June 16 2013 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted June 16 2013 - 07:15 PM

I'm absolutely counting on this film. Del Toro brings some incredible passion, energy, and artistry to his films, and this looks like it could really be a ton of fun. Interesting young cast (mostly TV talent), some great concepts, all filtered through his keen eye for beauty and beast.

And we need it to be good and make money so Del Toro can get more studio support for whatever he wants to do next.
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Posted June 16 2013 - 07:24 PM

First time I saw mention of the movie, before knowing Guillermo was involved, was...

 

Battleship+Transformers+Real Steel=ZZzzzzZZZzzzZZZ

 

Hope I'm wrong.

 

BTW...Rinko is a fabulous actress. Norwegian Wood...anybody???



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Posted June 16 2013 - 08:06 PM

Chuck -yep 100%

Sam, I know what you're saying but this movie feels different.

Part of it is PR feels big. Transformers, among other problems didn't feel big to me. They move too fast, too nimbly. But in the preview, where the robot goes for the punch, and the rockets have to fire up, and the fist accelerates into motion? That.

I will pay money for giant robots that move like giant robots.

Edited by DaveF, June 16 2013 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted June 16 2013 - 08:10 PM

Speaking of BIG...

 

Yeah, I saw in the trailer where one of them was dragging a tanker/cargo ship behind...to presumably swing it like a baseball bat.

 

Optimus could not pull that off.

 

Although that big monstrosity in the "quarry" that (literally) sucked*...I bet it could've.

 

*By the way, I did see that movie in theatres. I busted out laughing. Talk about an unintentional joke on your own movie. A transformer that sucked. 



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Posted June 16 2013 - 08:11 PM

That's the new trailer.

Big.

Edited by DaveF, June 16 2013 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted June 23 2013 - 11:36 AM

I am in the same boat as a lot of you in this thread!!! I soooo can't wait to see this one. Big robots fighting big monsters. GDT behind the camera... I am like a kid at the front door of closed candy store waiting for it to open!!!!! Can't wait.


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Posted June 23 2013 - 11:46 AM

The trailer didn't do anything for me, it looked like an overdose of CGI, it looked like a videogame and not a movie, i love Del Toro's earlier film's and i mean all of them without exception but the trailer for this one left me cold, just how long can Hollywood get away with these big budget video game looking CGI fests before audiences start to rebel, maybe it's what the young audiences want, maybe i am getting too old now, i don't know, maybe it will be a lot better than the trailer suggests, i sure hope so.


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Posted June 24 2013 - 09:52 AM

I was really looking forward to this, but the new trailers have kind of cooled me off. Not sure now. Will probably wait for some early reviews.


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Posted June 24 2013 - 11:52 AM

Just saw the trailer for the first time. No I don't live under a rock :)

Looks like a wet transformers movie. :)

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Posted June 30 2013 - 03:15 AM

i want to see this too but i have a feeling its going to be a box-office disaster...hope im wrong.


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Posted July 06 2013 - 01:00 PM

Possibly another expensive flop in the making:

 

Tracking Trouble for "Pacific Rim"...

 

http://variety.com/2...rim-1200521783/


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Posted July 06 2013 - 02:26 PM

^ That's a shame only because, while it's clearly draws inspiration from other movies, I was hoping that something that's apparently so chuck full of carnage might be able to get moviegoers to watch something that wasn't an existing property. I guess to get the public to see a movie now, it has to be a sequel or a comic book adaptation.



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Posted July 10 2013 - 09:02 AM

It's getting moderately good reviews and a few smashing ones, including one of the most positive ones I've ever seen on a blockbuster from Lou Lumenick:

http://www.nypost.co...04GocGTlszZw83O

 

http://www.rottentom...cific_rim_2013/


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Posted July 10 2013 - 10:26 AM

Such conflicting reviews.  The NY Post writer says,

the Jaegers make the Transformers look like ... well, children’s toys.

 

On the other hand, the NY Daily News writer says the movie is

As gripping as watching a Transformer toy battle in a bathtub with a rubber dinosaur.

 

So which is it?  Sounds like it depends on how much meaning a robots vs. monsters battle has for the observer.






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