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Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Do You Think of the Pacific Rim Trailer?

Posted by on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Guillermo del Toro! Idris Elba! Giant monsters! Giant robots fighting those aforementioned giant monsters!

 

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ScrawnyKayaker 1
So, it's The Avengers upside-down? Real clever, guys.

I vote "both D and E."
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on December 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM · Report this
mkyorai 2
Why does the countdown voice sound so much like the turrets in Portal?
Posted by mkyorai on December 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
3
Yeah, I kept waiting on a pithy one-liner from the Portal turret voice, but no luck.
Posted by derpyderpington on December 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this
4
It's like Independance Day but without Jeff Goldblum. So I'll pass.
Posted by EmilySavesTheDay on December 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this
BostonFontSnob 5
First person to say this looks like Evangelion gets punched in the nards.
Posted by BostonFontSnob on December 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM · Report this
6
I voted for "Pixels punching pixels is the sound of the culture dying" because it sounds so poetic.

However, I will, in fact, probably see this movie. And I am not ashamed.
Posted by MLM on December 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM · Report this
Arsenic7 7
@2

Because Del Toro specifically called up Valve and requested the same voice actress.

But yeah, I like this director so why would I be skeptical?
Posted by Arsenic7 on December 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM · Report this
Akbar Fazil 8
@2 and 3, that would be because it is the same voice actress who voiced GLaDOS in Portal.
Posted by Akbar Fazil on December 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM · Report this
9
I think Valve is gonna be pissed
Posted by JimmyCap on December 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM · Report this
10
Why are both of the lead actors made to speak in American accents?
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on December 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM · Report this
11
Pacific Rimjob! Outstanding! Thank goodness we don't have any monsters like those on Wall Street!

When, oh when, are they finally going to make a movie out of that extraordinary book, The Hellhound of Wall Street, by Michael Perino?????

http://michaelperino.com/Hellhound_of_Wa…

Posted by sgt_doom on December 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 12
Del Toro is still due a kick square in the balls for Blade II. With ten years of interest.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Puckerd Poop Chute 13
There are giant freaking robots fighting giant freaking monsters in this movie! I had a geekgasm watching the trailer
Posted by Puckerd Poop Chute on December 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM · Report this
chromie 14
Am seeing purely due to GladOS <3
Posted by chromie http://www.facebook.com/kildabunny on December 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM · Report this
Simone 15
My reaction is a Meh, unless I know more of the story.

"But even the Jaegers prove 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 mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse." via wikipedia.

Ok, that just sounds like an annoyingly overused plot device. The world is in danger and the only people to save it are two washed up heros who unite as mankind's last hope or something.
Posted by Simone on December 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM · Report this
16
I stole this comment from somewhere else, but I feel the same way.

A giant monster gets punched by a giant robot with a ROCKET-POWERED FIST.

Please, Guillermo take ALL of my money.
Posted by arbeck http://www.facebook.com/arbeck on December 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM · Report this
17
@12

Blade II was by far the best of the Blade movies. The only watchable one IMHO.
Posted by arbeck http://www.facebook.com/arbeck on December 13, 2012 at 11:32 AM · Report this
18
@10 Idris Elba sounds like he is using his real accent.
Posted by arbeck http://www.facebook.com/arbeck on December 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
COMTE 19
Meh, it's just a bigger budget Tokusatsu, with better FX than your typical episode of Ultraman or the Chouseishin series.

And FYI to all you Portal II fans: Ellen McLain, the voice of GladOS and the computer in "Pacific Rim" lives in Seattle, along with her husband, John Patrick Lowrie, who is himself an accomplished voice actor (Agent Gray in The Matrix Online, The Sniper in Team Fortress 2, Beleram in LOTR: War In The North, et al.)
Posted by COMTE on December 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
Former Lurker 20
At least Bay called his trash "Transformers."

Guillermo could have at least tried to shoehorn "Voltron" or were they too cheap to buy the rights?
Posted by Former Lurker on December 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
21
I vote B through E.
Posted by Warren Terra on December 13, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
Former Lurker 22
Also remember, nuclear weapons are to only be used against Japanese civilian cities, not giant monsters.
Posted by Former Lurker on December 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 23
@5- You really can't deny they robot design, the howling alien, etc... look awfully familiar.

I'm really on the fence because the trailer has zero actually fight footage, making me think the fights look worse than the undecipherable nonsense from the Transformers franchise.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on December 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
gcm 24
What do I think? It's like a 40 degree day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8t…
Posted by gcm on December 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM · Report this
25
> A giant monster gets punched by a giant robot with a ROCKET-POWERED FIST.

Ah. An intimate, character-driven film full of subtlety and grace. Got it.
Posted by rainbird on December 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
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Dude those are the most realistic looking suits I've ever seen
Posted by Minneapolitan on December 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 27
Why do CGI robots always look like that?

I know why spaceship models in the 70s and 80s all look the same. They had to make the surfaces of every model look like a jumbled mess to avoid reflections of the lights and cameras and the gaffer's best boy person whatever. Those guys standing around the model.

But now we have this great CGI and all we do is make the same dark, greasy looking robots. You can't see a damn thing. It's like the golden age of film, when they used cuts and shadows and framing to hide the wires and the shitty costume the guy was wearing. Now we have this great technology and they still don't have anything for you to look at but smoke and haze and lights glaring in your eyes.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on December 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM · Report this
28
Robot Jox 2! Robot Jox 2!
Posted by Ben_is_lost on December 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 29
@17 - It's the only one I've ever seen, and everyone keeps telling me that exact same thing. All that tells me is that you better not try to trick me into seeing any more Blade movies unless you want to get hurt.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM · Report this
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Posted by gloomy gus on December 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Dougsf 31
This is how we make a Godzilla movie in 2012? Not bad, probably fun.

@27 - I'd guess maybe a wide shot would tick off our innately human sense for not-quite-rightness. Either than or the people that make these movies grew up loving anime and all its fast-slow-fast/close-up/pull-shot/cutaway blah blah blah action direction.

Also, I'm down to watch some big budget monster fights as much as the next person... but it still bugs me that these—presumably organic—monsters are always so damn indestructible. Missiles impacting with little effect. F-18s bouncing off monster arms like footballs. We've all seen television war coverage of actual things actually blowing up. I have little doubt our puny human weapons wouldn't make short work of an invading monster army.
Posted by Dougsf on December 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
zachd 32
At first I thought it looked like an awesome live action version of Shogun Warriors, but the 002 designation on the battle suit pod really does make it look like a modern take on EVA.

Since they at the very least cast Ellen McLain, I have hope for this.
Posted by zachd http://zachd.com on December 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this
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@16 And anyone that does not understand the simple joy of "A giant monster gets punched by a giant robot with a ROCKET-POWERED FIST." needs to seriously reexamine their life and make some changes.
Posted by sisyphusgal on December 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
McGee 34
What a bunch of joyless prigs most of you are.
Posted by McGee on December 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM · Report this
Akbar Fazil 35
@23 how about the fact that Evangelion is in itself an homage-retelling of much older giant robots vs monsters stories. The rage towards Eva in this case is well placed. Now, you want to say "live action Mazinger-Z" and you would be perfectly fine.
Posted by Akbar Fazil on December 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM · Report this
36
where's shinji?
Posted by fazzyfaz on December 13, 2012 at 1:59 PM · Report this
Knat 37
If this helps Valve get the funding for the console that they're working on (not that they're in need of money at this point), I don't hate it.
Posted by Knat on December 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM · Report this
38
Like a lot of recent trailers, this looked like good stoopit fun until the Happy Meal toys came in. That's when I lose all interest.
Posted by Prettybetsy on December 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 39
@35- Well I'm going to have to confess to having only watched three giant robot series (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Voltron and Robotech) and two of those when they were on TV a couple decades ago.

You can try to make me feel bad about this, but it's not going to work.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on December 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
40
kind of Ultraman crossed with modern film Transformers. with somekind of wormhole mixed in.
Posted by Cassette tape fan on December 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
evilvolus 41
Well, I don't want to get punched in the nads, so I'll refrain from saying that it totally looks like Evangelion. Instead, I will ask a question ENTIRELY unrelated to this trailer, which is: whatever happened to that live-action Evangelion that WETA Digital was working on a year or two ago?
Posted by evilvolus on December 13, 2012 at 4:51 PM · Report this
evilvolus 42
It looks like it'll be good fun, but I'm sad that the robots don't have giant laser swords. Or just giant regular swords. Punching aliens just doesn't have the same kewl factor as chopping aliens in half.
Posted by evilvolus on December 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 43
Charlie Day is in this movie.

Guillermo del Toro, giant robots, and Charlie Day? I'm sold.
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on December 14, 2012 at 6:21 AM · Report this

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