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The first one had a pretty definitive conclusion though. Rift closed, alien homeworld destroyed, THE END. I hope that there's more to this than "Oh no, they reopened it" or something silly.
I never played Diablo, Doom, Torchlight or Quake for the story. I savored the action. Basically I'm looking forward to Giant Mechs battling Godzilla sized monsters, not the next Citizen Kane.
As long as there's a coherent narrative and it's not directed by Michael Bay, who cares how they get new alien kaiju monsters to fight?
I would like for there to be many kaiju that are visually distinct from one another in the next movie and for someone else to direct it, maybe like Gareth Evans or Joon-ho Bong
Woody Allen. Trust me on this one: If you want to see Kaiju destroy downtown Manhattan and lay each other to waste you can't beat "Husbands and Wives" or "Hanna and her Three Sisters". Seriously. Fuckin' Michael Kane in the later film: Godzilla got nothing on that cat.
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From the preload, I am convinced that a giant Guillermo del Toro would be pretty terrifying.
As far as giant mech movies go, Pacific Rim was a turd.
I swear, the national stereotypes were even worse than in Yakitate Japan and that is to say nothing of the acting.
I love most of GdT's other stuff - even Blade II - but this one was a sleep pill.
I agree bongoprophet, Pacific Rim sucked because of its negative racial stereotypes.
I also hate Blazing Saddles because it is racist.
I mean, a sword? Couldn't that have been another gun?
I liked Godzilla but it took WAY too long to get to what we wanted to see. The cast is great, and I understand the need to introduce viewers to a different Godzilla universe, but seriously it seemed like an hour of dramatic backstory that wasn't really necessary. Cranston's great, but most movies could sum up his role in two sentences. Pacific Rim, on the other hand, gives you Kaiju right away, and then takes them away like a parent who won't let you have them back until you finish your homework: watch a little bit of 90s-FMV game acting, and then you get to see more robots and Kaiju.
Godzilla just felt like a chore until it FINALLY started moving along, at which point it doesn't stop.
So if you do see it, make sure to pee pee within the first hour I guess.
(is it just me or does Duillermo del Toro look like a real life Peter Griffen?)
I mean Guillermo.. that was a typo. I'm actually a big fan of most of his work except for Pan's Labyrinth
>I'm actually a big fan of most of his work except for Pan's Labyrinth
what is wrong with you
Ashtar I just found the visual metaphors way too obvious. It's beautiful to look at and the girl is great ( so's Doug jones..) but it just felt like a Lina wertmuller film to me. To say I didn't like it isn't like saying I didn't like Transformers, I guess I just had higher expectations.
It's not a mech movie proper, but Casshern is a pretty kickass blend of live action and anime antics which somehow works. Think The Guyver but with no Mark Hammel and no suckage.
Also a movie called Gunhead I think.. And don't forget robot Jiz! ;p
My friend makes the suits.
she says it's a prequel.
Really? That's awesome. It's actually one of the first non-Japanese mecha films that stylistically nailed the look and feel of the mechs and the suits the drifters wore (I was a big Gundam, Macross and Evangelion fan so I held the bar pretty high.) So great job!
I guess it's years away, but I wonder how they're doing a prequel since the first one begins with the backstory of the unprecedented first Kaiju attack, and in a quick montage goes into how the Jeagers were winning every battle and gaining celebrity status, etc.. to the turning point where the Kaiju adapted, got stronger, and started down the path to humanity's destruction... as cool as it would be to see more ass-kicking Jeagers, if the Kaiju don't put up much of a fight, then it's just like playing a videogame on easy mode.
In my perfect little world I'd like it to revolve around Ron Perlman's character and the whole Kaiju parts trafficking ring, with the Jeagers and the Kaiju playing more peripheral roles, but that's just me I guess..
I was all set to love Pacific Rim in the first 5 minutes when they led you to believe it would be this hyper reality Japanese game show format where mechs murdered monsters on live TV followed by talk shows for the pilots, product endorsements, and kaiju merchandizing. Imagine how fun a Phoenix Wright or Takeshi's Castle version of Godzilla would have been?
All hopes dashed as soon as the movie proper started and the characters began talking. The plot of Independence Day meets all the joyless stupidity of the GI Joe movies. Learning to trust people again? Terminal cancer? Crushing poverty where construction workers get paid in food? Whose brilliant idea was to take such a potentially fun over the top monster movie and give it a serious depressing tone?
A prequel is the best possible way to go. Maybe then they'll go with the fun talk show early days.
I'm looking for a term to use for the phoney douche toughguy types of modern action movies: Chris Hemsworth from the Red Dawn remake, Ryan Reynolds in everything he does, the squad leader army dude from the Transformers movie, etc. "Furrowed brow douche"? "Danzig douche?" "Fronting phoney?"
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I'm about to watch Pacific Rim for the first time, and i was reasonably psyched, but now you're all shitting on it.
So now I'm EXTRA psyched!
It's a hard movie to shit on, but it is a classic example of something that almost looks too good to be true, kind of like those earlier videos for the Watchdogs game. With little dialog in the trailers and a fuckton of otaku hype, it could've been the absolute best thing ever, style and action-wise, and if you're in it simply for the fights, then it is.
My problem is 99% the acting: any attempted comic relief from Charlie Kelly and Karl Tanner falls flat, and the rest of the acting is so bad it almost feels intentional or like an English dub. Del Toro has mixed action and effects with great performances (comedic and dramatic) in the past, so it was just kind of a surprise to me.
You can't take a movie about robots and monsters too seriously, but at least Transformers had some good actors who genuinely took their roles seriously in a big-budget toy commercial.
First time I saw Robocop I didn't know what I was supposed to be seeing: I had a few toys, played the videogame at the Pizza Hut and watched the shitty cartoon. The acting seemed horrible and I was like 12 so the subversive humor just wooshed over me. I could see the first 15/20 minutes of PR inspired by verhoven but after that there's no memorable one liners, and when they're attempted seem forced.
It's really not a spoiler, but the end credits montage really makes it feel like a toy commercial or a comic, and hopefully the second one will treat itself as such.
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