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Ah, yeah, Guillermo Del Toro. To me, his name was always connected to Pan's Labyrinth, being the  first Del Toro-movie i ever watched and which was indeed pretty impressive. It was later then when i realised that he also caused Hellboy and other things that would seem unlikely at first but – whatever; this guy got my interest after all and thus it was just a matter of fact that my ears would go all alert when there was news about Pacific Rim. (but before i start the babbling: why even talk about that at all? Well, because i simply love movies. And cinema. And i just watched it. And because i enjoy sharing thoughts. Duh.)

So, what's the story.
Somewhen in the near future giant alien creatures emerge from a breach within the depths of the pacific and overrun the coasts. Thus, humanity adapts to the new danger and creates giant robots called Jäger, driven by two humane pilots to fight these critters. The story is introduced by ex-pilot Raleigh Becket off screen and even though the audience gets a whole bunch of background and information within the first five minutes there still is yet enough to come...

What really caught my interest for Pacific Rim in particular was not the director's name but that one certain similarity that everyone else seems to bring up and i won't lie that i just thought the exact same as soon as i saw the trailer for the first time:
„Da Fuaq. Is this supposed to be Neon Genesis Evangelion in American Hollywood Style or what."
Now, being a great admirer of NGE my feelings about this were of course kind of so-so. At the end, it was clear that i would have to watch it myself to get a final opinion of it.  

And at first glance the comparisons actually seem indeed significant and justified. Yes, we have giant alien monsters who attack mankind (here, they are called Kaijūs instead of Angels and unlike the abstract, often unexpected appearances of the NGE creatures the Pacific Rim-critters just appear as „classic monsters"). Yes, we have giant robots/mechas to fight these alien monsters. Yes, these mechas are neurologically linked and driven from the inside by pilots (of course not children but adults and not one but a two-pilot team for one robot this time). Shiver me timbers, we even have the usage of Japanese and German terms to name things („Kaijū" (Japanese for weird creature) for the monsters and „Jäger" (German for hunter) to describe the machines) and I remember NGE being especially fond of German portions here and there (Nerv, Seele, Asuka herself, etc) for whatever reason.

And YET, i surprisingly don't find myself joining or continuing the NGE/Pacific Rim-comparison rampage (and i really thought, i would) – because despite these similarities that i mentioned above, both NGE and Pacific Rim eventually turn out to be totally different things. I mean, sure, there are of course similarities but they're really just superficial since Del Toro came up with so many cool and own ideas that any further comparison appears plain forced to me. He also stated that he heard of Evangelion but never watched it and his screenwriter loved Evangelion but actually wrote most of Pacific Rim before he saw it. That said, why continuing to bother anyway? So far, my two cents about the NGE-plagiarism thing.

But, does this still classify Pacific Rim as a good movie?.........eh.....

If I had to describe Pacific Rim with one term it would be the following: Cinema flick. Because that's exactly what it is; a movie that works best when it can show off its mere size and thus is perfect for cinema. The bigger the screen the better and impressive, the louder the stereo the more badass it will be – because the size of this movie is huge, the scenes are epic, the visuals are spectacular. We have giant monsters and mechas, cities getting destroyed, explosions, oceanic combats, fire, things flying around, bombs, etc. - long story short, this is a wet dream for blockbuster-popcorn-actionfans. Which is also is the second term that i can give for this movie: Blockbuster-Popcorn-Action flick. Therefore something that is perfect for leaning back with friends, beer, some chips, turning off yer brains, simply enjoying some pure entertainment and partying all the effects and monsters that smash each others faces. With likeable characters and a decent story but nothing too deep or qualified to give you serious food for thought. There's nothing bad about that since even i sometimes feel the need to just „turn off" and lay back to celebrate some Roland Emmerich-disaster-shit from time to time and i love it. The trailer of Pacific Rim gave me an impression of what the movie would be like and i got exactly what i wanted – Blockbuster-Popcorn-Action. Rad.

And yet, that's also all about it. A movie which works best in cinema but will loose a LOT of its size when it's released on Blu-Ray and DVD for home entertainment (i just remember experiencing that with Clash Of The Titans for example. The flick itself was stupid, no word about that but i remember that i was indeed impressed by the mere scale of Kronos and the other creatures on big cinema screen. Later then, i watched it at home and everything of that was gone. Or perhaps, i just need a bigger TV).
The problem is: If nothing else than cinema epicness is left, a movie like that can drift into tediousness very fast. Even faster when you don't have a big screen. That is an issue that most Blockbuster-Popcorn-Action flicks suffer from, so they always do better when they have more than explosions and action to bid and lean themselves a little more out of their pure genre purposes.

And Pacific Rim, well....doesn't. The story is okay, but not too much of a hit or brainfucker. Many cool ideas, but most of them only vaguely addressed. And of course there had to be a bunch of clichés to underline the mediocrity (gawd, they even had to include the ever popular speech full of pathos about how „we won't get defeated and die today!"). Thank God they at least left out any romance which would be one of the good things that i really appreciate.

The main characters are mostly okay but also kind of bland and forgettable. Charlie Hunnam does a decent job on his character (your average traumatised tough guy) and so do the others but there really is nothing that much to pull off. I have to say, though, that i was honestly happy and delighted to see Rinko Kikuchi in this one (named „Mako" - another plus!). I knew Kikuchi from Brothers Bloom and totally digged her performance as Bang Bang so that was a nice and unexpected reencounter. Not to mention that i found her absolutely sexy in that fighting scene, where Becket decides her to be the perfect co-pilot. No seriously, that was a feast for the eyes. Yummy.
Mentioning the good stuff, i also might just add on a side note that the soundtrack wasn't that bad either. The main theme actually had a pretty catchy tune. Ramin Djawadi already proved with his work for Iron Man that he has a knack for epic „Stadion Soundtrack" music.

Back to characters again: If there are other characters that need to be mentioned – it has to be that scientific sidekick duo. By GOD, did i find these two douchebags annoying. One of them a hyperactive self-proclaimed „Kaijū-Groupie" (like...what the actual FUCK), the other one an apparent German guy, just as unnerving, just as awkward: and with the most cliché German haircut – seriously, WHAT. You place the events in the future and the best thing you can come up with is giving the German guy a doodlyfucking Nazi haircut. Idiocy overload. Can't handle.
Honestly, the whole time i was so hoping that these twits get eaten or smashed or something - and that should never be a good sign.

But, all the rambling aside and leading this thing to an end, what can i eventually say about Pacific Rim. Is it bad? Not necessarily. It is a GREAT „action flick", a GREAT „cinema flick", definitely a must watch if you're a fan of this genre and i assume that especially younger generations will totally dig that one (in fact, i believe that i for myself would have loved and watched Pacific Rim hundred times in a row when i`d be Twelve); but overall it is just a mediocre „general flick" and it can't hold up against other movies that are generally good.


So, if you love classical „monsters destroying cities"-movies like Godzilla and the like, if you just want to have action and celebrate the epic scale of big things that explode, if you're in need of some eye candy and visual effect CGI-orgasms and search for light entertainment – i would totally give it a go. If you already thought something like „God, no" when watching the trailer, you better skip it and wouldn't even miss anything.
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CapedFox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the kaiju groupie :P 
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AwesomeTheAmazing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist
HOW DID THAT SHIP NOT BREAK. And now I will read what you've written....!. :lol:
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw big things fighting each other when I first heard of it and was like god no not again. And I really didn't want to watch it because I tried it with Transformers 3 before and hated it because I cannot on any actual level connect with the characters. But then I see some people talking about things other than the big things fighting so I went to watch it and then absolutely loved it. It has some cliches and it's pretty predictable but it was a wonderful surprise for me because I thought I might dislike it. And I am a sucker for "humanity will triumph" themes. Plus the characters, in my opinion, are very well thought out for a film like this. I especially loved Mako (like thank god a female character in a movie with big things that is actually competent). And the science duo made me happy because I kinda understand the love for weird unexpected things (though Newt's enthusiasm disturbed me a little at first because those are kaijus they will kill you, but they did mention the "fangroups" so). Aah, I didn't want to say so much but it was just a very pleasant surprise for me. But I always found that I am quite easy to please despite being quite selective (certainly helped that I just watched the abysmal Sea of Monsters hours before I suppose). Last thing I wanna say is that oh my god the soundtrack. Ramin (he did the Game of Thrones theme too!) is absoluately fantastic again and I've added him to my list of composers to look out for along with Hans Zimmer (who is my absolute favorite).
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VoidQueenElishiva Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I personally love things that explode, so I really enjoyed this movie. It was like Power Rangers X 20 million, where people actually noticed that giant robots and monsters were destroying their cities. But I'll agree, as far as plot goes... not a whole lot there.
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Vailwolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I agree with one critic that said it was 45 minutes of awesome mixed into 90 minutes of yawnsome. 

Lets face it, no one goes to see this for the story or acting, it's all about the fighting scenes. They were amazingly well done and fun to watch but the main characters were cliche and I personally believe the main guy is a laughably bad actor. 

I personally give it a 3/5
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
3/5 was just my verdict, actually.
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Vailwolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist
We agree then. ^.^
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SpaceHunt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Artist
Anyway, there is nothing more epic in this world than animatic trailer from My little pony season 4.
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marianus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to watch the movie since I saw the trailer in youtube. So I got tickets for 3D - OV - IMAX and it was great!
Yes, the story is... .well, neither the newest nor the brightest but it was ok.

I simply loved the animations in the fights, the sheer mass of machine and monster in the water and it felt correct. Something that got often wrong in water fights.

What I disliked were two points.

1 - the scientists were too.... nerdy. Too clichee. I'd prefered honest scientist, real scientists, not a logic geek like a cloned Spock (did anyone else see that similarity because of the haircut?) and a kaiju groupie.
2 - the made THAT big audience for the other teams and then... BAMM! That got two lines and then were dead. I so  had hope to see more of the russians and the chinese teams, they had a great design concept.

Oh, point 3:
Sorry, but I couldn't share the feeling of the loss between father and son since sonny (wtf, what was his name?) was too anti.

Oh, and point 4:
I got some real problems to tell the difference between the main character and the son of the other team. The looked too much alike.

All in all - still much nicer than Man of Steel for my personal taste and I don't regret a second. :)
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
It actually reminded me a LOT of a 4-book comic series by Dan Brereton called "Giantkiller". The premise has a wormhole to another dimension opening up in a volcano. A bunch of giant monsters dubbed kaiju escape from it, and the landscape surrounding the interdimensional rift is rendered toxic to humans. Conventional military methods are useless against the kaiju, which seem to have an instinctive drive to fight each other and destroy things. The main difference is that instead of mecha, the gov't turns to genetic engineering. The first attempt enhances humans with kaiju DNA - the only survivor of this program is a former FBI agent, Jill, who can survive the toxic kaiju-infested land but has gone AWOL and now harvests monster flesh from kills and sells them to black market dealers (sound familiar?). The second attempt is Jack, a human-kaiju hybrid grown from scratch and educated as a sort of modern samurai.

The parallels are very striking, to the point of being suspicious. 
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ColacatintheHat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I more or less agree with this, I felt very conflicted throughout the whole film because the fight scenes were breathtakingly done and well, epic but once they got out of the mecha and tried to convey the plot everything was so vage and just pretty eh... that I was torn between "THIS IS AMAZING" and "this is really crap I don't really give two ticks about any of these characters, oh that walking talking stereotype died, was I supposed to care? What was his name again?" it was alright but I wont be rushing to see it again.
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Azzurgil Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a great movie to see in Cinema, but you're right. I think it's awesomeness will just vanish on a tiny home-screen.
Then it will only look like the robots of a young boy fighting real-life Pokémon, haha! No really, all the fine details will be gone and at home all of a sudden you need more story!
In Cinema, sometimes you just don't CARE! However, the Kaiju's were still pretty nice, loved the glowing effects on them and oh my! I couldn't do anything, but giggle when I saw Ron Perlman!
I'm never did it before, but I just wanted to scream 'OMG WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN PACIFIC RIM, HELLBOY?!" Imagine him in a Jaeger, he would've been so great!
Also, what I really didn't like on Pacfic Rim was that OF COURSE(!) every Jaeger got their as kicked (very hard) except for the american cowboy...
I loved the russian Pilots, how they exuded TOUGHNESS! And then all went like 'puff' in battle. I was soooo disappointed....

In the end, still want to say: Thank you, for this great review! I think it really nails it!
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PaperBoyHat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
That...sums up just about everything. I was disappointed at the vagueness and cliche of much of the story--I've come to expect a lot more from Guillermo del Toro--but considering the genre, I supposed it couldn't be helped. Kinda like pretty much every remake of anything once watched as a child. All that got thrown for a loop during Mako's flashback scene. The sheer terror that child displayed caused the first emotional reaction and actual connection to a character in that entire film, which was both heart wrenching and annoying because I knew that was only gonna last for the scene.
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Sabaku-No-Kaze Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought the movie was alright. The creature designs were pretty cool, but it wasn't the best thing ever. Very entertaining at the time though.
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I really liked it because it never struck me as something that the writers were trying to make real deep and profound, just fun. And that's what it was, a lot of fun!
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
No doubt about that. It was good for what it was and i got exactly what the trailer promised.
Still, i wouldn't go so far to call it the "best movie of all time!" - which is what i caught a lot around me (on the other hand, it were little boys mostly to say that and i totally get why. Pretty sure that i would have said the same if i was still in their age. I mean come on, pure action and monsters fighting mechas? Awesome.)
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Oh yes, definitely not the best movie out there but the producers knew what it was and kept their sights on that. Nothing erks me more than when somebody makes a movie to convey this huge political message and just tries to hammer the point as hard as they can which, sadly, is what most movies do.
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ComradeK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find that "best movie ever" thing more annoying with fucking Avatar.
NO.
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bwahaha, yeah, Avatar.

Dancing with smurfs.
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ComradeK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pocahontas. But.
in SPACE
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
It could also be Ferngully.

WITH ALIEN CAT FACES CAPABLE OF PONYTAILFUCKING because ordinary fairies are for little girls. :P

And oh yes, the pride and dignified natives has to be saved of course.
From a single WHITE MAN.
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ComradeK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AND EVIL MINING.
Mining is always evil you know.
Nobody needs that shit anyway.
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NeonEscapist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I heard that Cameron is about to make THREE MORE AVATAR MOVIES, and guess what - the bad guys will be a mining company! Ba-dum-tsh!
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zombieLuffer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually really enjoyed the Scientific Duo.... >.>
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
You were the lucky one, then.
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mann, schreib doch nicht immer so viel *sich mit Krämpfen durchliest* ;)

Ich habe den Film zusammen mit Fen und ein paar Freunden in Kanada gesehen. Der richtige Film für meine lausigen Englischkenntnisse, da die Storie ja wirklich vorhersehbar ist. Aber mir haben die Viecher eigentlich ganz gut gefallen und die Roboter auch. Ja, selbst die Schauspieler waren für meinen Geschmack oke. Nur mit der Zeit sind mir die Kämpfe mit den Monstern etwas auf die Nerfen gegangen. Wie soll ich sagen, sie waren leicht ermüdend und ich ersehnte schon den Showdown herbei.
Und du hast echt recht mit diesem Patriotenscheiss da fast am Schluss (muss ja für die Amis was drin sein). Was ich allerdings lustig fand war, dass sie die Roboter wikrlich "Jäger" genannt haben. Ich hätte wetten können, dass sie das im deutschen Film ins englische "Hunter" zurück wechseln. Aber nein... Sonst ist doch Englisch im Deutschen ja immer so cool - bläh!
Trotzdem werde ich (oder Fen) den Film auf BlueRay kaufen. Einfach auch aus Erinnerungsgründen und wegen den Viechern xD

PS: Geh niemals in ein kanadisches Kino, wenn du nicht schon vorher hörgeschädigt bist. Die Lautstärke dort ist brutal! Habe mir während des ganzen Films die Ohren halb zugehalten und 'n Taschentuch ins Ohr gestopft.
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tut mir leid, ich neige halt zum Schwafeln. Da leidest nicht nur du drunter. D:

Die Viecher waren in der Tat hübsch anzusehen, die hatten ja alle etwas Haihaftes an sich - und ich stand total auf das neonblau-leuchtende "Blut", was die verschmierten. :P Haben die Amerikaner "Jäger" wenigstens richtig ausgesprochen? 8D Ich hätte es auch schon sehr witzig gefunden, wenn man die im Deutschen zu Hunter umgeswitscht hätte. Insofern freut man sich natürlich immer, wenn stattdessen mal Deutsch wonanders verwendet wird, denn ja, eigemtlich ist es ja immer umgekehrt. Denglisch halt.

Allem Gemecker zum Trotz werde ich ihn mir wahrscheinlich auch später auf Blu-ray holen. Für den erwähnten Abschaltabend halt. Allerdings muss ich bis dahin gucken, mir einen größeren Bildschirm zuzulegen, denn mit so kleinen Minizolldingern, wie bei mir gegenwärtig einer rumsteht, machen diese Filme einfach keinen Sinn.

Die Lautstärke in den kanadischen Kinos klingt krass (no pun intended). Horrorfilme mit den üblichen SCHOCKBÄM!-Momenten sind mir ja selbst in diversen normalen Kinos zuviel. Imax werde ich mir trotzdem irgendwann geben. :P
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charfade Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Artist
Bought the PR art book! Which is really fantastic! The concepts and world designs that didn't make it into the movie are really awesome. Probably one of the best movie art books I own. They even credit the concept artists which is really rare for cinema books.

That being said I really enjoyed PR. Though your going to find people that either love it or hate it.  Its the type of movie I dont think is fair to criticize by purely the end product. The journey on how it was devoloped is very impressive and immense. For that alone, the technical details were very on par to what I was expecting. But like you said...those that dont care about that stuff are people who are going to knock it for the story then pick it to death. I personaly dont like the always explained to me story mode. I like sitting back soaking up all the visual cues that are just flooded though out. Like you said PR is lovely eye candy. ^^
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
No doubt that the concept art for this movie is awesome, i was actually thinking of getting it myself. The art of a movie is often so much better than the actual result (that also happened with Rise of the Guardians or EPIC. Movies that awfully disappointed me but which artbooks are full of inspiring awesomesauce).

Of course criticising a movie by looking at the end result seems unfair since EVERY single movie, from Lord of the Rings to Twilight and even B-Trash like Sharktopus, had to undergo all of this developement, hard hours of work and so on and it is something that we all have to acknowledge no matter how bad the movie is.

And yet, if the result is bad - it is bad. :P
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charfade Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Artist
fair enough
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Fruity-mangos104 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
The fight scenes were pretty to watch, and it was pretty good.
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CaiteSith Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually fairly enjoyed it. My boyfriend is a cinemas study student and he concluded that this film, though tacky and predictable, falls under the proper movie trope and does a very creative job with it and probably will be talked about and referred to in the upcoming years of cinema studies. The cliche characters archetypes though were a little over the top though eheh....

That aside, I still loved it! I was promised robots fighting giant monsters and I got exactly as I was promised :D
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I enjoyed it just as much since i also exactly got to see what the trailer promised me (actionnnnn) and for an action movie it was indeed a great one. The visuals were simply stunning and i'm actually a little sorry that i probably won't see it again on a bigger screen were it pays off.

But yeah, cliche characters and stereotypes. German Nazi-haircut, Russians and Japanese fighters killed off in no time so it can be left for the american guy etc. Dozens of plotholes and a rather flat character developement (though, i totally see that in such kind of movies there usually is no place for in-depth Shakespearean characters anyway) also is what makes it okayish for me not superior.
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Rogancryd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Huh, really? I study characters myself, and I personally feel that each character will make good study material. Their dialogue isn't fantastic, sure, but what they don't say comes by the bucket, especially the Russian team and Mako (and Herman and Newt, too, but then the list would never end). Everything is in how they look, how they act, how the little things they subtly do speak of a whole heavy history.

It's a very visual movie, that's for sure (my professor kinda disliked me for pitching those at him "WHERE'S THE DIALOGUE?! HOW MANY TIMES ALREADY?!" XD ).
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CaiteSith Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the interesting part about the russians and the chinese is that they were brought up to be awesome at fighting, but then immediately get shot down before anything interesting happens for them. I know it's a sense of hopelessness (on the human race's part), but might it reflect how the 'americans' (movie industry-wise) subconsciously view the other countries' military/political strength. Each of the characters depicted were simple tropes and archetypes so that the viewers could quickly relate where each character fits in the story. Even with that, the movie was like 2 hours 15 minutes. I wouldn't exactly say their depictions were 'subtle,' but I can definitely agree the visualizations orchestrated for this film were quality.
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Rogancryd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
It's actually been stated in the film that the Kaijuu learn how the Jaegers fight, and have adapted to those fighting techniques with each new one (hence their decommissioning in favor of building the wall). The Russians had been in the game the longest, and the others continued to be out in battle while Gipsy Danger went dormant for a significant period of time. With that in mind, Gipsy Danger was the wild card that the Kaijuu did not know enough about (neither the fact their EMP wouldn't work on it, nor that it now came with a sword), hence how they won where the others lost. I wouldn't consider it so much a view of other countries' strengths, but more on what Raleigh tells Mako about taking risks and not sticking to a standard protocol to fight these things.

Also, I never said everything they did was subtle, just that what they did do subtly speaks volumes: Mako's blue highlights, for instance, are a deliberate reminder of that fateful day in her childhood, something she sees in the mirror every day, reinforcing her desire for revenge.
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Quill-of-Wonder Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The novelization is much better at showing how well the russians and chinese are at fighting the kaiju, as well as some of the other plot holes, which is interesting that the novelization's almost better than the movie, which is rather rare. The book had them as much more rounded characters (such as the Wei triplets being extremely into basketball and the Russians adoring Ukranian rock, for one).
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CaiteSith Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a book? Does it have the same name? I think I would like to read it and view the comparisons as well as , you know, reading.
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Quill-of-Wonder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. It's the novelization, so yes, it's the same name. Written by Alex Irvine. It follows rather closely, while adding small details that helps to round out the story.
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't heard too much talk on it, but they have mentioned that it was a good watch. Eh, maybe I'll watch it, but not likely, I don't go to the movies very often anyway.
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feanarth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013

Psy und ich haben den in Canada im Imax gesehen - viel zu laut und viel zu nah dran. Ich stimme überein, dass die beiden "Figuren" absolut nervtötend und unlustig waren - Überzeichnung hin oder her. Die Monster waren cool und teils originell designt, aber in Sachen Dramaturgie und Spannungsbogen absolut flach - Kaiju 1..2...3...ah Endboss...fertig! Gerade bei den coolen Mech-Designs hätte ich auch ein wenig mehr auf Gimmiks der Marke "Iron Man" gehofft, einfach so ein paar WOW-Effekte für die Technikfreaks wie mich. 


Aber alles in Allem war der Film unterhaltsam. 


Und zum Abschluss: Fox-Kaiju - make it happen! x3

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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Imax ist eine Erfahrung, die mir noch fehlt und die ich unbedingt nochmal machen will. Mit den richtigen Plätzen stelle ich mir das nämlich eigentlich ziemlich überwältigend vor. Aber schön zu wissen, dass ich mit der Haltung gegenüber dem Deppen-Duo nicht alleine stand. Ich kann gar nicht beschreiben, wie SEHR mich diese Vollhorste genervt haben (und übrigens wieder einer der dutzend Plotfehler - "mit der Welt geht es zu Ende" und diese Idioten sin die EINZIGEN direkt beteiligten Wissenschaftler, auf die man sich verlässt? Na, Prost Mahlzeit! 8D) Die ganze Zeit habe ich darauf gewartet, dass wenigstens einer der beiden gefressen wird, als der Groupie schon nah dran war, habe ich bereits gejubelt. Argh.

Fox-Kaiju....oh mein Gott, stimmt ja. LE IDEE! 8DD
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pip-pip-rah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pacific Rim is the new Independence Day, tbh.
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD Hah, yeah. That was what i thought when the speech scene came.
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AsariDyaniOutcast Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
My two cents: I came away from this film lusting after the music. I downloaded it as soon as I came home. I thought the film story was fairly origional for Hollywood (not heard of NGE) and I did like the fact that there was no romance in it, just chemistry (which the new Wolverine film has in it, annoyingly).
So yeah.. music is orgasmic and the film is decent enough. Agreed on the whole *blockbuster/popcorn/mecha* thing.
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, i also just bought the soundtrack on Amazon as soon as i got home. Ramin Djawadi still is a fairly new name but he convinced me as soon as i heard the Iron Man theme for the first time and Pacific Rim, though similar, sounded just as badass (what else to expect when you're a Padawan of the great Hans Zimmer. :P )
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AsariDyaniOutcast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Dude, I swear Hans Zimmer does EVERYTHING!! The Lion King and PotC, well duh. Gladiator, huh! The Dark Knight, cool! Man of Steel, wait whaaa? It's like... wow, that was an awesome film, cool soundtrack... wonder who.. OH HANS OFC! >D
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hans Zimmer is Jesus, really. Some of my most loved favourite soundtracks of all time (like Thin Red Line or Last Samurai) were done by him. I got so used to his style that i normally recognise him long before the credits roll. 8D ("Alright, i bet 10 bucks that this is Zimmer again. *credits roll* Aaaaannnnd, WON BITCH, peace out i'm awesome")
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AsariDyaniOutcast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I'm mostly aware of his influence in the PotC and TLK soundtracks (TLK fangirl here) and whenever I see Gore Verbinski, he's mostly hand in hand with Zimmer. Man of Steel surprised me a lil but then again, he's done the Batman series sooo yeah. Guessing he'll do the Superman/Batman films soundtrack too.
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Man of Steel + Zimmer was something that i could totally see coming since Hans Zimmer also is hand in hand with Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy...Nolan didn't direct Man of Steel but produced it so it was no surprise that he would get Zimmer in the boat, too :P). And ooooh yes, The Lion King. That was the one where he got his well-deserved Academy Award for.
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