Pacific Rim by Guliermo Del Toro

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Paladin, May 23, 2012.

  1. DeathsHead

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    I've just seen it in IMAX 3D. Beautifully shot, but with a leaden storyline and some of the most risible and poorly performed character work I've ever seen in a film.

    Hugely overrated. Del Toro can (and should) do better.

    On the other hand it makes a live action Macross seem not only possible, but a much better idea than more Pacific Rim fluff.
     
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    Horizon Brave. Gotta love them shoulders!
     
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    bookwormdalek Gotta get a grip

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    Favorite Mark 1? Hmmm, while I absolutely love Churno, Horizon, and Romeo, for me it's a tie between Tacit Ronin and Coyote Tango. I love how they honor the traditional Japanese Mech designs while remaining distinct. Tactit's arm blades, and Coyote's shoulder cannons are what really does it for me though. Those weapons are just kick-ass.
     
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    You know what I never got..... After Leather back EMP'd Striker the first time well then before they went to attack the rift did striker get a nuclear core to prevent it from getting EMP'd or were they just going to take there chances ?
     
  7. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    But you see, none of this stuff was well established. Slatterns corpse wasn't even really seen, there was no real dif between Gipsy and everything else because everything else got shit on making Gipsy despite being slower the better one. Chasing the rabbit isn't brought up again. There was nothing establishing escape pods as a thing, no word of it, no glance towards a lever that says escape pods, just a "hey escaqpe pods, yeah get in em so we can seal of this cliche' af story".
    And I like robots that can take a beating and all, but come on, Gipsy fell and smashed in the ground and the next morning was up and ready to fight. To walk to the bottom of an ocean. Or that then it survived a massive megaton bomb that only Slattern survived.
    Or the fact that the built up class v was killed by being stabbed an talked into the rift
    O that the rift is close to Hong Kong and Kaiju attacked San Fran first. Hell, with the rift being by Hong Kong why would one ever find itself in Alaska? If Kaiju are willing to swim that far what's keeping them from other oceans? Certainly not the cold or heat.
    How fast do they travel? Knifehead came out of the rift and the guy said five minutes. So in five minutes this big ass Kaiju went from Hong Kong to Alaska where your Jaeger had had just enough time to wade out where ships fish?

    Point is, a lot of these things get answered in ways the movie on its own dont answer.
     
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    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Or how did that one Kaiju clone thing get pregnant to begin with. They're all made why would one ever find itself pregnant. They all have the same dna. The Kaiju was impregnated for sake of moving the plot forward and all but really pregnant Kaiju, this isn't godzilla
     
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    Kaiju are asexual?


    And you have to admit.......the baby was adorable.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Tacit Ronin Baby! :D 
     
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    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    I liked how it ate Hellboy and all that was fun

    Why would the Kaiju decide it was a good time to start reproducing?
     
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    The Kaiju was pregnant so that it could spawn more Kaiju in our world without having to send them through the portal.

    Like, imagine if every Kaiju spawned at least one offspring, we'd be fucked. This seems like an easy thing to understand.
     
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    Alternate take on Pacific Rim;

    The Jaegers are the invading consumers and the Kaiju are humanity's defenders.

    Wrap your minds round that.
     
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    Aliens send giant exterminator robots to destroy our world. The government funds a group of cryptozoologists to journey and awaken an aged old myth going back to the dark ages of China......the mythical guardians of our planet, who have slumbered until the day that man turns to them once more for guidance and safety....the Kaiju.



    I LIKE IT!!!!!!!
     
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    And now all of you are imagining little Mako staring up in awe at Idris Elba atop his giant crab steed in the glorious sunlight.



    Oh and Knifehead picking up fishing boats to protect it from mean robots :lol 
     
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    It paints the Otachi Birth scene in a new and disturbing light...imagine Striker Eureka giving birth... :eek: 
     
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    Actually I could see them scavenging the robot for spare parts and then all of a sudden, they hear a code sequence go off, the corpse explodes releasing a small artillery drone after words that goes on an arsenal shooting rampage.
     
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    And Otachi dragging a ship a with her tail towards a havoc causing Gypsy Danger.