What Do You Think of the Pacific Rim Trailer?

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

I vote "both D and E."
2
Why does the countdown voice sound so much like the turrets in Portal?
3
Yeah, I kept waiting on a pithy one-liner from the Portal turret voice, but no luck.
4
It's like Independance Day but without Jeff Goldblum. So I'll pass.
5
First person to say this looks like Evangelion gets punched in the nards.
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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.
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@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?
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@2 and 3, that would be because it is the same voice actress who voiced GLaDOS in Portal.
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I think Valve is gonna be pissed
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Why are both of the lead actors made to speak in American accents?
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…

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Del Toro is still due a kick square in the balls for Blade II. With ten years of interest.
13
There are giant freaking robots fighting giant freaking monsters in this movie! I had a geekgasm watching the trailer
14
Am seeing purely due to GladOS <3
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.
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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.
17
@12

Blade II was by far the best of the Blade movies. The only watchable one IMHO.
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@10 Idris Elba sounds like he is using his real accent.
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.)
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?
21
I vote B through E.
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Also remember, nuclear weapons are to only be used against Japanese civilian cities, not giant monsters.
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@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.
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What do I think? It's like a 40 degree day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttbQTz8t…
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> 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.
26
Dude those are the most realistic looking suits I've ever seen
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.
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Robot Jox 2! Robot Jox 2!
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@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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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What a bunch of joyless prigs most of you are.
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@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.
36
where's shinji?
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.
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.
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@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.
40
kind of Ultraman crossed with modern film Transformers. with somekind of wormhole mixed in.
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?
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.
43
Charlie Day is in this movie.

Guillermo del Toro, giant robots, and Charlie Day? I'm sold.