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Post Reply Have you seen Pacific Rim and what's your favorite mech?
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Posted 7/12/13
Now I can say I've seen it.

It does exactly what it needs to do. It's all about mechs, monsters, and massive action. And it really doesn't deviate from that. Meaning, don't go looking for the answers to the universe, credible science, incredibly moving story, or really brainy and intelligent stuff. It simply sticks to the sort of stuff you get in mech/monster anime, and then just makes it look way cool.

I saw it in (realD) 3D, and I really think it was worth it compared to seeing it 2D. It felt really good to get the "immersion" into the action scenes (which make up about 3/4 of the show - OK, maybe not that much, but more than half for sure).

A lot of people complained about it looking too dark. I didn't think it was, I don't recall thinking "Eh? I can't see what's happening." So I don't know what's up with that. Maybe my eyes are just better than theirs.
Posted 7/14/13 , edited 7/14/13
Yup! I've been waiting to see it since Guillermo del Toro previewed it at NYCC last year.

IT IS FREAKIN' AWESOME! (Especially since I saw it in the huge IMAX 3D screen in Lincoln Square)

Well, maybe that's also partly because I really love Mechs.. Anyway, I think if you come in with no expectations and just take the movie for what it is, you'll really enjoy it.

My favorite mech now, if you check my profile, is obviously Gipsy Danger -- the brawler jaeger.. Lol
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Posted 7/14/13
Their was a special thursday night screening here so I got to see it earlier. I loved the movie.

I would have liked the fights to have been better lighted, but it wasn't as though I couldn't see what was going on.
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Posted 7/14/13
I saw it and it was amazing! There were a few plot holes but looking past those it was highly enjoyable. Almost everything I would expect from a big budget mech movie. My real only grief is the 3D. I saw it in realD 3D and it didn't really add to the experience. It was cool at the beginning with the stars coming at you and the fish but the effect wore off quickly.
Posted 7/14/13

PerryRob2008 wrote:

I saw it and it was amazing! There were a few plot holes but looking past those it was highly enjoyable. Almost everything I would expect from a big budget mech movie. My real only grief is the 3D. I saw it in realD 3D and it didn't really add to the experience. It was cool at the beginning with the stars coming at you and the fish but the effect wore off quickly.


IMAX 3D FTW!!
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Posted 7/14/13 , edited 7/14/13
This movie was so hilariously good. So much inspiration from anime. It made me a happy camper watching all of it go down.

I especially love all of the stereotyped characters in it. Asian prodigy with blue highlights. Muscley Russians with bleached hair and the big slow mech. The Chinese with more pilots than anyone else lol.

I don't even think Michael Bay could have made it more splosion-tastic than it was.

Sadly it was chock-full of foreshadowing everywhere, like every other big-budget action movie these days, so there weren't a whole lot of genuinely surprising things in the story. But some scenes were actually pretty emotional. I'll give it credit for that.
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Posted 7/15/13
I saw it! I, for one, loved it, but my parents kept on ruining it for me by saying stuff like: "That speech the boss guy did, I think they ripped it off from that other movie!" or stuff like "It was too dark. I could not see the Kaiju at all!"
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Posted 7/17/13
I just came back from seeing it with my little brother. I thought it was a really fun movie, didn't have any problem seeing the Kaiju either.
In the movie my favorite mech was Crimson Typhoon
and my favorite Kaiju was the flying one.
My favorite mech from anywhere is a tough one as there are so many to choose from, I guess I'd pick either Lancelot form Code Geass or The End from Eureka 7.
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Posted 7/25/13
I really like the Crimson Typhoon, and the Mark 1 one from Siberia, but I wish we saw more of them in action.
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Posted 7/29/13
I saw it and some guy brought a six year old girl with him and decided to sit right behind me. She started crying halfway through the movie and asked him questions like "What is happening" during random scenes. It got really annoying. Then about three fourths through the movie he got up and started to walk her out like he knew how she was getting on everyone's nerve... but then stopped walking with her and went to sit in his own seat leaving his six year old daughter (I'm assuming it was his daughter) standing right in the front of the theater... although Pacific Rim was good. But I have one thing to say. If you are going to see Pacific Rim... please... please don't bring people who can't handle it. It ruins the movie for everyone.
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It was pretty good.
And dare I say it, better than Transformers.
((I mean, I like Transformers, it was great but I think Pacific RIm is better.))
And my favorite is Gipsy Danger.
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Posted 8/6/13
I'm looking forward to watching that with my dad hooray.
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When I saw this movie, I was surprised at how good it was. In other words, it was *ahem* FRIGGIN' AMAZINGLY AWESOME! lol When I first saw the trailer my response was an exasperated "really?" But after seeing the other trailers and that the director could be the key to making it a success, I started to slightly see it in a different light (I was secretly excited for the fight sequences), but I still wasn't sure what to expect from it.

I can say with certainty that the first few minutes were definitely not what I was expecting since I thought the movie was going to be about how it all started, but they put you right after that. Let's just say that I enjoyed the movie so much that I got the prequel comic book.

Also, I found out that A LOT of practical effects were used in the movie and that just makes me appreciate it so much more than I already do (Legacy Effects did those). For my favourite mechs it would be the ones seen in Code Geass (can't really choose which one is cooler) and my favourite jaeger is Tacit Ronin...
But if I had to choose one that's in the more important parts of the movie I guess I'd have to go with either Gypsy Danger or Crimson Typhoon.
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Posted 9/12/13 , edited 9/12/13

catchmyshuriken wrote:

when i saw the trailer, i was wondering "what if someone decides to make a live action of Gundam"


He's made off hand comments about wanting the sequel to be in space. I'm all for it. Oh and forgot, favorite all time mech is big O, in the movie Gipsy Danger, and the movie is easily one of my favorites of all time. Also most of the plot holes people bring up are explained right in the movie, just a heads up.
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