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Pacific Rim (del Toro, 2013) The Reviews Thread

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Pacific Rim (del Toro, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Pacific Rim" (Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr.)

Release Date:
7/12/2013

Rating:
PG-13 (for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language, a brief sexual image and absurd amounts of Robot on Alien action throughout)

Running Time:
131min. (2h. 11m.)

Budget:
$180 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanitys resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankinds last hope against the mounting apocalypse.


IMDb Info and Rating:
7.7 (80,871 votes as of 8/7/13)

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:168 Rotten:67 (71% as of 8/7/13)

Metacritic:
64 metascore ('Generally favorable reviews' as of 8/7/13)

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Love the reviews calling this a "glorified Power Rangers" movie
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I saw a screening a while back. It's a lot of fun. It's not going to win awards for breaking away from big blockbuster conventions, but it does what it does well and I enjoyed it more than Man of Steel and Star Trek. I still think Iron Man 3 is the best blockbuster of the summer.
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Re: Pacific Rim (del Toro, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I saw a screening a while back. It's a lot of fun. It's not going to win awards for breaking away from big blockbuster conventions, but it does what it does well and I enjoyed it more than Man of Steel and Star Trek. I still think Iron Man 3 is the best blockbuster of the summer.
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Calling this a glorified Power Rangers movie is an insult to Power Rangers.
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Ehh, star ratings don't do much for me. As I said, it's a lot of fun and very much worth seeing. Lots of cool shit in there.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I saw a screening a while back. It's a lot of fun. I enjoyed it more than Man of Steel and Star Trek.
Hmm, I didn't realize you were Japanese.
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Hmm, I didn't realize you were Japanese.
You might be right. The Japanese and the Chinese traditionally don't get along. The Chinese are pissed over Iron Man 3 yet Supermallet praises it. It's clearly his Japanese way of sticking it to the Chinese.
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The fresh rate keeps rising on RT. Currently at 85%.
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happy to see people are enjoying it
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Supermallet is Asian?
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Calling this a glorified Power Rangers movie is an insult to Power Rangers.
How so?
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Go go power rangers. You mighty morphing power rangers.
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Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
Calling this a glorified Power Rangers movie is an insult to Power Rangers.
It's a better movie than The Man of Steel.
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Even though I haven't seen it, I voted for the option I requested. Felt obligated.
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Supermallet is Asian?
No, he was making fun of the fact that this looks like a Japanese giant monster film, and that I liked it more than several big American properties (including all-American Superman).
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Re: Pacific Rim (del Toro, 2013) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
Calling this a glorified Power Rangers movie is an insult to Power Rangers.
Well, that's a bunch of bullshit. No wonder you like what you like, you hold Power Rangers in high esteem. I liked Man of Steel also but come on, go watch some more shit and quit shitting your shit opinion all over shit. Shit.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
No, he was making fun of the fact that this looks like a Japanese giant monster film, and that I liked it more than several big American properties (including all-American Superman).
More of a reference to this:



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So I have to be Japanese to fully enjoy this film?

Fuck it! I'm out
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Say Shit again! , I dare you, I double dare you motherfuck....




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It's a better movie than The Man of Steel.
Doubtful. Del Toro's made exactly one good movie.
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So he's got something in common with Snyder!
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Doubtful. Del Toro's made exactly one good movie.
Yeah, Mimic was just good. The rest of his films are all great.
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Doubtful. Del Toro's made exactly one good movie.
Comparing Snyder to Del Toro? Snyder is a fucking hack.
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Comparing Snyder to Del Toro? Snyder is a fucking hack.
So is del Toado when he isn't directing Spanish-language dark fantasies.
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Re: Pacific Rim (del Toro, 2013) The Reviews Thread

The pile on continues.

Pacific Rim looking grim with $25 million - $35 million opening

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