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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby Black_Orchid » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:02 am

outsider wrote:As much as I love RDJr, this movie was more entertaining overall than IM3.


IM3, Man of Steel, even the upcoming Wolverine are about a single character coming to grips with who they are and they're place in the world. IM3 was kind of boring compared to the previous two. Might have been the lack of rockin' music.

PR was just wall to wall mayhem. Last night I watched Godzilla vs Mechagodilla (the 90's one). It starts off with destruction, ends with destruction, lots of battles in between. I kept wondering what MechaG would have been like if it had the same budget as PR.

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:07 am

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IM3, Man of Steel, even the upcoming Wolverine are about a single character coming to grips with who they are and they're place in the world. IM3 was kind of boring compared to the previous two. Might have been the lack of rockin' music.

PR was just wall to wall mayhem. Last night I watched Godzilla vs Mechagodilla (the 90's one). It starts off with destruction, ends with destruction, lots of battles in between. I kept wondering what MechaG would have been like if it had the same budget as PR.


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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby doombug » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:58 pm

pastajoe wrote:
Man of Steel was better.

While I enjoyed Man of Steel, it absolutely wasn't.
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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby GOSD » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:11 pm

doombug wrote:While I enjoyed Man of Steel, it absolutely wasn't.


Agreed.

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby sdsichero » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:06 pm

Pacific Rim & Lost Planet 3 Plan Collaboration

CAPCOM announced last week that it will be doing a collaboration between Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim film and CAPCOM's own Lost Planet 3 game, which is set to ship on August 29. The film will open in Japan on August 9, and more details about the collaboration will be announced in the future.

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby mrorangesoda » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:09 pm

Saw it last Wednesday. I really loved it- so much fun. It's obviously not the best movie ever, but I think it is a great summer action movie. Too much this year has been way too depressing (exception- that first 20 minutes of Star Trek). The only movie I had as good a time at this year was The Heat.

I've seen a lot of discussion of "military tactics" and it makes me puzzled- if you're asking "why didn't they..." you might as well backtrack and throw out your suspension of disbelief regarding building giant robots too.

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby Thunderstorm » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:05 pm

The monster fights were great, but the characters and story were pretty terrible.

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And why spend the beginning of the movie explaining that they need two people that are as similar as possible (twins, brothers) and then pairing up two people who couldn't be more dissimilar?

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:The monster fights were great, but the characters and story were pretty terrible.

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And why spend the beginning of the movie explaining that they need two people that are as similar as possible (twins, brothers) and then pairing up two people who couldn't be more dissimilar?


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They said that the Jeagers simply worked better if the two pilots were close, not that they didn't work at all. That's what the fights were about. They wanted to test if the two pilots could think similarly in a combat situation.
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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby Black_Orchid » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:The monster fights were great, but the characters and story were pretty terrible.

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And why spend the beginning of the movie explaining that they need two people that are as similar as possible (twins, brothers) and then pairing up two people who couldn't be more dissimilar?


It's not about being similar, it's about two people who sync. Brothers, sisters, spouses, soul mates. Two people who can read each other wordlessly.

Like a good comedy team.

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby Zechs » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:02 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:The monster fights were great, but the characters and story were pretty terrible.

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And why spend the beginning of the movie explaining that they need two people that are as similar as possible (twins, brothers) and then pairing up two people who couldn't be more dissimilar?


The Marshall knew the Austrialian hotshot like his pop and he was much easier to tell. Plus as the Marshall said he had nothing to block or fight. He embraced the drift with no care cause he knew he was gonna die no matter what.
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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby sdsichero » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:14 am

Haha it's in Japanese but it looks like one of the kaiju has a Twitter account...

(hint he was in a video posted earlier)

https://twitter.com/knifeheadkun

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby pastajoe » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:36 am

mrorangesoda wrote:I've seen a lot of discussion of "military tactics" and it makes me puzzled- if you're asking "why didn't they..." you might as well backtrack and throw out your suspension of disbelief regarding building giant robots too.


Suspension of disbelief is different than implausible plot holes. If you assume these people are smart enough to build giant robots, then you would expect them to be smart enough to have strategic planning sessions, along with the other issues I stated in a previous post.

While entertaining, I preferred Man of Steel because it wasn't as predictable, was a new take on a well known story, and didn't have the numerous plot holes of Pacific Rim. But that's why Burger King makes it your way.

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Re: Pacific Rim Thread

Postby Thunderstorm » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:50 pm

Zechs wrote:
The Marshall knew the Austrialian hotshot like his pop and he was much easier to tell. Plus as the Marshall said he had nothing to block or fight. He embraced the drift with no care cause he knew he was gonna die no matter what.


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I meant the two leads. I get that they fought well together, but backgrounds and compatibility were supposed to be a big deal too. And at that point in the movie, they were adversarial... romantic tension I guess. But given all the soldiers they had, and the importance, it seemed like a forced choice.

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