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Review: Pacific Rim

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Re: Review: Pacific Rim

Postby outsider » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:25 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:I only saw one trailer, but IMO bad editing and choice of shots did not give the action the sense of scale it should have. A giant robot is cool, sure, but a close up of part of a giant robot does not give you the same dynamics.
Great point. One of the trailers should have shown whatshername as a little girl in the street looking up as a giant-ass jaeger steps over her to beat the shit out of the kaiju.
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Re: Review: Pacific Rim

Postby sdsichero » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
I only saw one trailer, but IMO bad editing and choice of shots did not give the action the sense of scale it should have. A giant robot is cool, sure, but a close up of part of a giant robot does not give you the same dynamics. It was a shitty trailer in that it didn't communicate well to the larger audience. Monster movies used to be popular 50 years ago, sure, but they were still a niche market.

Are you seriously comparing it to King Kong, or the conditions to how movies were made and marketed in back then? I can't take you seriously, I'm afraid. This isn't 1933 and movies are promoted quite differently today, to a different audience, under different viewing conditions. No one told people they needed to "turn off their brains" to enjoy a movie, for starters.


I'm not sure which trailer you saw so can't comment on it. I do think the marketing wasn't great.

However my comment was the idea of giant robots vs giant monsters is not hard to get. Despite what "kaiju" means. I wasn't commenting on your artsy fartsy view on king kong the original movie.

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