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post #31 of 321
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

More like 70's Japanese animation, Mazinger Z or Great Mazinger.
Or Voltron fighting a robeast. There are endless variations on this theme. I mentioned Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla as but one example of kaiju vs mecha, not the example.
post #32 of 321
Count em in, love the worlds Del Toro ends up creating, and his keen use of practical and CGI.
post #33 of 321
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Count em in, love the worlds Del Toro ends up creating, and his keen use of practical and CGI.
+1
A very creative guy IMO.
post #34 of 321
New trailer:

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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

New trailer:


I have to admit the 10 year old in me thinks this is really cool but the adult remembers Battleship, TF2, TF3...This could be epic or really lame. The monsters need to bring something and not just be punching bags.
post #36 of 321
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

I have to admit the 10 year old in me thinks this is really cool but the adult remembers Battleship, TF2, TF3...This could be epic or really lame. The monsters need to bring something and not just be punching bags.

Sounds more lame than epic to me for now. TF2 and TF3 are like Citizen Kane compared to Battleship. Unfortunately, Pacific Rim reminds me of Battleship based on these trailers - and Godzilla! I'm not sure which one is worse.
post #37 of 321
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

Sounds more lame than epic to me for now. TF2 and TF3 are like Citizen Kane compared to Battleship. Unfortunately, Pacific Rim reminds me of Battleship based on these trailers - and Godzilla! I'm not sure which one is worse.

Yeah, I hear you. It could easily be ludacris. smile.gif

Also reminds me of a live action tv show I used to love as a kid. Ultra Man. Pretty sure, if I saw it today, it would come across extremely cheesy, which would be an easy trap for something like this.

Fingers crossed...
post #38 of 321
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

I have to admit the 10 year old in me thinks this is really cool but the adult remembers Battleship, TF2, TF3...This could be epic or really lame. The monsters need to bring something and not just be punching bags.
This looks good to me.
GDT hasn't thrown a ball yet....wink.gif
post #39 of 321
It could be as cheesy as the 'giant robot vs giant monster in a Pacific Ocean rumble' type of movies I grew up on. But, because I grew up on those movies, 'Pacific Rim' is really pushing my nostalgia buttons.

Not expecting much, but even if it turns out to be a guilty pleasure, that will be enough for me. If, by some miracle, Del Toro delivers emotions closer to 'Pan's Labyrinth' than 'Hellboy 2', my cup will runneth over.
post #40 of 321
I think it looks awesome but I wont get too excited for it as I have a feeling its not going to be good as I expect. Brings me back to when I saw Skyline original trailer I thought looked awesome but when I watched the movie I was very dissapointed.
post #41 of 321
New trailer released today:

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Popcorn and beer will be a requirement for this flick.tongue.gif
post #43 of 321
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Popcorn and beer will be a requirement for this flick.tongue.gif

+1
post #44 of 321
On a scale from 1-10:

Special effects: 9
Everything else: 3

Definitely looks worth a rental.
post #45 of 321
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

On a scale from 1-10:

Special effects: 9
Everything else: 3

Definitely looks worth a rental.

Bah, you can't watch giant robots fighting giant aliens on a 50" screen. I'll be there in the theaters..........most likely by myself since my GF will no way in hell go see this.
post #46 of 321
I'm excited to see this one! I'm planning to buy my popcorn and coke and leave my brain at the concession stand. If there's a plot, that's just a bonus. If not, well, it's got giant robots, so I'm in anyway smile.gif
post #47 of 321
The trailer makes this movie look like just another episode of Transformers.eek.gif
post #48 of 321
Yep. I'm OK with that. While TF2 and TF3 were not as good as the first, I didn't watch those movies expecting any sort of award winning plot. They were just as cheesey as the original cartoons (maybe not quite). So I enjoyed the transformers movies for what they were; mindless entertainment.

For me it's about expectations. I don't expect much in the way of a plot from PR. I'm just going to see a summer blockbuster. If a plot happens to fall in there, well, that's just icing on the cake.
post #49 of 321
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I think it looks awesome but I wont get too excited for it as I have a feeling its not going to be good as I expect. Brings me back to when I saw Skyline original trailer I thought looked awesome but when I watched the movie I was very dissapointed.

Skyline didn't have quite the pedigree that this film has.

Not that I'm expecting the Citizen Kane of giant robot films, but just sayin'.
post #50 of 321
Writers and casting people would actually have put some effort into "topping" the horrible acting and writing in Skyline.

larry
post #51 of 321
We'll see what Guillermo del Toro does. It won't be a big loss if it's equal or better than Hellboy(s).
post #52 of 321
They already did this... eek.giffrown.gif

post #53 of 321
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

They already did this... eek.giffrown.gif
In more ways than one:
post #54 of 321
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Writers and casting people would actually have put some effort into "topping" the horrible acting and writing in Skyline.

larry

Lets hope so
post #55 of 321
Skyline was just a special effects showoff piece with a barebones plot to string all the pretty explosions together. The Brothers Strause weren't really aiming any higher. del Toro actually tries to make movies.
post #56 of 321
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Writers and casting people would actually have put some effort into "topping" the horrible acting and writing in Skyline.

larry
What fascinates me about movies like this is that unlike the cheesy 50s and 60s efforts we watched as a kid, these modern movie makers have TRUCKLOADS of money to throw around, yet they're ANYTHING but interested in hiring good writers to make an interesting story. They'd much rather blow ALL of it on seeing how much CGI effects and decibel levels they can cram into the thing.

Maybe I'll rent it.
post #57 of 321
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

We'll see what Guillermo del Toro does. It won't be a big loss if it's equal or better than Hellboy(s).

I enjoyed both HB movies so I am optimistic for this film. The A/V potential is huge as well which should make for a fun HT ride.
post #58 of 321
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

We'll see what Guillermo del Toro does. It won't be a big loss if it's equal or better than Hellboy(s).
+1

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Originally Posted by RobertR View Post

What fascinates me about movies like this is that unlike the cheesy 50s and 60s efforts we watched as a kid, these modern movie makers have TRUCKLOADS of money to throw around, yet they're ANYTHING but interested in hiring good writers to make an interesting story. They'd much rather blow ALL of it on seeing how much CGI effects and decibel levels they can cram into the thing.
Sad, but true.mad.gif
post #59 of 321
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Originally Posted by Tulpa View Post

Skyline was just a special effects showoff piece with a barebones plot to string all the pretty explosions together. The Brothers Strause weren't really aiming any higher. del Toro actually tries to make movies.

I hope so because you were right regarding skyline the special fx were there but the story was in my opinion rubbish as well as the acting.
post #60 of 321
Hopefully there won't be time for much acting. Just kicking some alien butt! smile.gif Like somebody else already said, expectations for "critical acclaim" is low. No need to wonder about Oscar nominations.
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