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Pacific Rim, anyone looking forward to it?

  1. Jun 19, 2013 #1
    Usually this kind of movie has me running, but the trailer looks good and the director Guillermo del Toro has the brains and creativity to pull it off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5guMumPFBag
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2013 #2

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    I love del Toro's work, but I don't have high hopes for this one. It's difficult to tell a good story when there is this much CGI to show off.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2013 #3

    Evo

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    Oh...dear
     
  5. Jun 19, 2013 #4
    haha care to explain? :D
     
  6. Jun 19, 2013 #5

    Integral

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    I refuse to call this sort of "movie" anything other then a cartoon.

    Del Toro makes good movies, but this is not his normal genre. Wait and see.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2013 #6
    Alien Godzillas Vs Non transforming Transformers!!!
    :surprised:surprised:surprised
    All of my prayers have been answered.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2013 #7

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    The real heroes are the guys that built those robots
     
  9. Jun 19, 2013 #8
    It will be an interesting movie... I am not to sure how much story it will have to it but the graphics do look pretty sweet. I have some reservations with it, but it will most likely be a decent action movie and nothing more.

    HA! No kidding, why haven't we tried to do this yet???
     
  10. Jun 19, 2013 #9
    I totally agree. As many consider driving a robot extremely cool, it is not that difficult to find qualified persons to drive them. I would be impressed if the movie shares the efforts made by the robot designers and engineers.

    Anyway, I do not watch movies a lot yet I am definitely gonna watch this one. The concept is nothing new especially from watching too many animes yet I am always excited to see the improvement in the visual effects. After watching Superman, I am sure the effects in Pacific Rim would be equally impressive.
     
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  11. Jun 20, 2013 #10

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    Giant robots fighting giant monsters in sweet looking CGI?
    Yes please. Even if the plot is bad, yes please.
    And is anyone really expecting the plot to be better than: ****, we got giant aliens coming out of the ocean! Let's build giant robots to kill them!! Why? Cuz it looks freaking sweet!
    I'm not. And I'm okay with that.

    Edit: Just watched the trailer again. I soooo can't wait for this movie! And that's pretty rare for me. I am not a movie person at all.
     
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  12. Jun 20, 2013 #11
    Any trailer looks enticing when you have a voice actor with an adequately attractive and deep voice, along with the right music.

    Although the mentioning of Guillermo del Toro does remind me that I need to watch Pan's Labyrinth.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2013 #12

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    Is it just me, or is it as we reach peaks of CGI capability, we see movies that are basically some script thrown together so we can show them off?

    Not that I'm always complaining, but it's interesting. I feel like showy-graphic and effects type movies come in waves. Might just be my perception.

    Bottom line: Will watch to watch, but not super excited.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2013 #13

    Drakkith

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    It's always been like this.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2013 #14

    HayleySarg

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    I mean, it seems to come in stronger bunches. I'd have to gather up some sort of sample of data with respect to year released.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2013 #15
    I can't get into movies that are too unrealistic. There's no way that giant power ranger would do any better than just shooting the monsters with long range weapons. And if missiles somehow wouldn't damage the monsters, then how could a punch thrown by a giant robot do any damage? It just makes no sense.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2013 #16
    I'm heading out to see it Friday! 76% on RT, not bad!
     
  18. Jul 10, 2013 #17
    Definitely not a bad rating; Rotten Tomatoes tends to be a little harsh, so 76% means there's some hope for it.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2013 #18

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    Not sure why anybody would waste money on this... Ah well...
     
  20. Jul 11, 2013 #19

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    Maybe if "The Lone Ranger" was sold out...
     
  21. Jul 12, 2013 #20
    wow wow wow was I disappointed! What the heck did I just watch. Horrible acting, bad script, no story, no emotion, lots of plot holes, tons of wacky science, bad comedy moments. Mud on the face of Del Toro. I thought he was better than this. It's not that much better than Transformers.
     
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