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post #241 of 255 Old 12-08-2013, 07:14 AM
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The rationale del Toro made in the extras was conventional weapons resulted in too much collateral damage on the ground and to the civilians -- tanks and missiles just weren't accurate enough. I thought that was funny considering the fights between the monsters and robots resulted in heavy destruction of surrounding buildings lol biggrin.gif .

Just go with it -- sometimes you need the force of a giant robot punching a kaiju to be effective vs a dinky little cannon from a tank or missile.

Well, yes, it is about giant robots, after all. If conventional weapons were effective, then no robots; therefore, no movie.

I was amused by the "logic" of the coastal wall. We can't kill 'em, so we'll fence them in. It made no sense at all, unless you've worked with politicians on critical issues. They come up with lamebrain ideas like this all the time.

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Well, conventional weapons did bring down the first four, but it was long and drawn out resulting in multiple cities being lost.

How it should have ended: Pacific Rim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzkOkh1tOqE
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This movie was all about being a throwback to old school robot movies, and the only thing it was missing was the English being dubbed in biggrin.gif it has some great LFE and it seemed like it was constantly rattling my house smile.gif
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better story and acting than the actual movie, thanks!

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better story and acting than the actual movie, thanks!

Fixed your link.

I liked Pacific Rim. The 3d version is on its way to me.

It seems to be a very good version of what it attempts to be. I enjoyed the acting and, well, all of it.
Is it realistic? While I'm watching, it is. Good popcorn flick.

I like this linked clip too.
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I saw that issue during the first fight scene as well. I kept changing everything about the 3D settings on my TV, wondering what I did to screw it up.

What are they doing to fix this? Any recalls, by chance?

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Just finished watching the 3D version and it is fun. I looked for the issue from 10:30 to 18:00. Didn't see it; but that is a pretty frenetic fight.

You know I realize that logic of physics and such are not adhered to very well but the movie moves along well. And I think the acting is fine. Fun flick. Consumed much popcorn.
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I have strange problem (?) with my copy of PR 3D. Just after the first fight with Kaiju, when they lost signal with Gypsy, Marshall is seen and... my 3D is lost. Well - the movie still goes in 3D, cause picture is 'blurry', but my glasses are automaticly turned off just like they lost signal. After about 10 seconds glasses works propertly (turns on again). A moment later, there's scene when old man turns metal detector to the sea (Gypsy comes out the sea) and this happens again. Glasses 'reset' (going off for a while, and then turns on again).

I have Benq W1070 and Sainsonic glasses, Pioneer 150 player. Never happened before. Is it DLP signal problem (lost signal). Is DLP signal decodec somehow on bluray disc or it is made by projector ? 

 

 

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Checked it on my PS3 - same issue.

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Good movie and sounded awesome! 3D was some of the best I have seen so far on my VT60 plasma
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Hi Fellow Pacific Rim fans and ciritics, haha:

I just saw Pacific Rim on (Standard) Blu-Ray for the first time last night. Did anyone else feel the CGI was soft in comparison to the rest of the movie? Now, I feel like CGI is going to always be soft to a certain extent. But it didn't feel like Transformers soft; it felt distractingly soft in comparison to the rest of the transfer, which pops. Meaning, I found the detail in the non-CGI elements significantly sharper than the CGI elements.

Anyone else agree? I guess our eyes and minds process things differently and we all have different likes and dislikes. But I found myself disappointed with the CGI. I also wonder if the reason it bothered me to a greater extent than other movies is because there is more of it for longer periods. Obviously, it would be unrealistic for me to hope for the CGI to look as real and detailed as the rest of the film. That said, I don't remember being as bummed about by the last battle in Transformers, which is littered with CGI. Anway, what do you guys think; anyone feel the same way?

Thanks guys, and Ralph. I appreciate all your insights. I've been pretty much exclusively using Ralph's reviews and your guys comments for my Blu-Ray purchases. I just started buying Blu-rays only about three weeks ago, and am having a blast. Just watched Lone Survivor last night, and wow, now that's a reference quality transfer through and through. Thanks again.

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Hi Fellow Pacific Rim fans and ciritics, haha:

I just saw Pacific Rim on (Standard) Blu-Ray for the first time last night. Did anyone else feel the CGI was soft in comparison to the rest of the movie? Now, I feel like CGI is going to always be soft to a certain extent. But it didn't feel like Transformers soft; it felt distractingly soft in comparison to the rest of the transfer, which pops. Meaning, I found the detail in the non-CGI elements significantly sharper than the CGI elements.

Anyone else agree? I guess our eyes and minds process things differently and we all have different likes and dislikes. But I found myself disappointed with the CGI. I also wonder if the reason it bothered me to a greater extent than other movies is because there is more of it for longer periods. Obviously, it would be unrealistic for me to hope for the CGI to look as real and detailed as the rest of the film. That said, I don't remember being as bummed about by the last battle in Transformers, which is littered with CGI. Anway, what do you guys think; anyone feel the same way?

Thanks guys, and Ralph. I appreciate all your insights. I've been pretty much exclusively using Ralph's reviews and your guys comments for my Blu-Ray purchases. I just started buying Blu-rays only about three weeks ago, and am having a blast. Just watched Lone Survivor last night, and wow, now that's a reference quality transfer through and through. Thanks again.

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Greetings,

I am glad that you're officially on board with Blu-ray and are enjoying it Erik. I don't have any specific recollection regarding innate softening when it came to CGI here but, that's surely possible. I wouldn't read much into it. Sit back and enjoy the remaining parts of the Pacific Rim ride. It's killer...


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I am glad that you're officially on board with Blu-ray and are enjoying it Erik. I don;t have any specific recollection regarding innate softening when it came to CGI here but, that surely possible. I wouldn't read much into it. Sit back and enjoy the remaining parts of the Pacific Rim ride. It's killer...


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Thanks, Ralph. That's probably my OCD making me overly sensitive to it. I'm going to turn the lights off and give it a focused go tonight, haha. Back on track. Thank you, Sir.

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Hi Fellow Pacific Rim fans and ciritics, haha:

I just saw Pacific Rim on (Standard) Blu-Ray for the first time last night. Did anyone else feel the CGI was soft in comparison to the rest of the movie? Now, I feel like CGI is going to always be soft to a certain extent. But it didn't feel like Transformers soft; it felt distractingly soft in comparison to the rest of the transfer, which pops. Meaning, I found the detail in the non-CGI elements significantly sharper than the CGI elements.

Anyone else agree? I guess our eyes and minds process things differently and we all have different likes and dislikes. But I found myself disappointed with the CGI. I also wonder if the reason it bothered me to a greater extent than other movies is because there is more of it for longer periods. Obviously, it would be unrealistic for me to hope for the CGI to look as real and detailed as the rest of the film. That said, I don't remember being as bummed about by the last battle in Transformers, which is littered with CGI. Anway, what do you guys think; anyone feel the same way?

Thanks guys, and Ralph. I appreciate all your insights. I've been pretty much exclusively using Ralph's reviews and your guys comments for my Blu-Ray purchases. I just started buying Blu-rays only about three weeks ago, and am having a blast. Just watched Lone Survivor last night, and wow, now that's a reference quality transfer through and through. Thanks again.

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Hi, I use Pacific Rim as a demo to guests and very familiar with all the formats of this movie. The 3D version is amazing, the CGI appears very sharp and has a ton of dimension and detail when see in 3D. I think some of this was lost with the 2D presentation. The UHD release is definitely better and sharper than the bluray standard, but still doesn't quite have the same impact as the 3D version where it feels like we are really in the middle of the battles which is a blast.
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I can only echo what Ralph and Zombie said, but Pacific Rim 3d is one of my very favorite 3d films. Very strong 3d throughout, sharp, etc....throw in the monster audio/bass track and man, absolute HT bliss! That whole ocean/city battle starting around the hour and 10 minute mark (iirc) is as good as it gets IMO as far as overall HT demos! Absolute jaw dropping insanity!
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I can only echo what Ralph and Zombie said, but Pacific Rim 3d is one of my very favorite 3d films. Very strong 3d throughout, sharp, etc....throw in the monster audio/bass track and man, absolute HT bliss! That whole ocean/city battle starting around the hour and 10 minute mark (iirc) is as good as it gets IMO as far as overall HT demos! Absolute jaw dropping insanity!
My god that this film pounds in low end- not the deepest extension but maybe my favorite bass track to demo - just sounds sooooooooooooo amazing- perfecto !!!!
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