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    Pacific Rim refreshes movie goers because it does what all movies should do - advertise itself accurately. What you see is what you get.

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    Yes. And it has Idris Elba aka my movie boyfriend in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Yes. And it has Idris Elba aka my movie boyfriend in it.
    He was pretty hawt and believable here -- very 'strong' in all the right ways.

    Do you have any other recommendations for movies with him acting in? I wasn't as impressed with Prometheus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    So Guillermo understands that in a movie that people go to see because they want to see giants fighting, it's important to be able see the giants fighting? Cool.

    Also, is there less dopey twilight for boys wish fulfillment in this? That was the other big problem with Transformers.
    The movie could have probably used even more fighting, to be honest -- maybe that is what Duck was getting at. Not that there wasn't a lot, but even moah would have been cool. There's some actual attempt at character development which isn't bad, but it does create kind of a lull where not a ton is happening plot-wise.

    I found it hard to tell the difference between the two Channing Tatum half-clones. Maybe that's why they had them speak with different accents.

    As far as the fighting, at times because everything is so big and there's so much destruction, it can be hard to scan what exactly is happening or who is getting mangled.

    Oh, Ron Perlman chews up the scenery, providing some bad-ass comic relief just as he did in Blade 2 and other pics. Kind of amusing. And Charlie Day as a dorky biologist and his sidekick scientist buddy are kind of amusing too -- I can see him channeling a bit of Rick Moranis here too.
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    I liked him in Prometheus but I think a lot of the stuff that would have made his character make more sense ended up on the cutting room floor.

    I don't know if you're into police dramas at all but he stars in BBC's Luther, which is excellent, as police dramas go. There's something charming about British shows where this big powerful guy gets around in a Volvo.

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    Forgot to mention the score: It was adventurous, memorable and bombastic. Fit the movie perfectly--none of that self-important, Hans Zimmer-inspired minimalist/horn/forced melancholy droning bullshit.

    I cant imagine seeing Pacific Rim as a child or preteen. I'd have lost my damn fool mind. They dont make them like this anymore. It isnt drenched in irony or self-loathing--Pacific Rim is PROUD to be a ridiculous giant monster/mecha flick. It is completely unapologetic.

    I hope it does well at the box office. Would be nice to have more giant robot movies (that especially isnt Transformers).

    (Addendum: I'd possibly go gay for Idris Elba while I am at it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    Man, this movie is gonna be bad-ass. It's gonna make Optimus Prime and company look like toys...um...well...you know what I mean...um...just watch the trailer.

    Mighty Morphing Power Raaaaannnnnggggggeeers!!

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    Besides the corny love interest (especially the ending, lol)

    It was pretty cool.

    Characters don't feel as forced.

    You know, the two scientists that play the role of relief had some role besides being relief.

    I had a good time.

    I kind of want to watch Elysium now (besides Ender's Game.)

    All these sci-fi tech movies, omg, so many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    Besides the corny love interest (especially the ending, lol)

    It was pretty cool.

    Characters don't feel as forced.

    You know, the two scientists that play the role of relief had some role besides being relief.

    I had a good time.

    I kind of want to watch Elysium now (besides Ender's Game.)

    All these sci-fi tech movies, omg, so many.
    I'm kind of intrigued by Elysium.
    (And Ender's Game, I suppose.)

    Both movies have some decent cast, at least.
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    The movie was a bit hokey and the plot line predictable, but the special effects were fun and it was enjoyable in an unnecessary destruction sort of way.
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