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We caught a pre-release viewing of Pacific Rim. Manga nerds will love it, I was moderately entertained. I gave it a 3/5, my wife gave it a 3.5/5. IMO, WB is in big trouble if they're relying on US ticket sales to break even on this one, fortunately for them I believe it will do very well in the Pacific Rim.
Edited by Magick Man - 6/27/13 at 2:11pm
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We caught a pre-release viewing of Pacific Rim. Manga nerds will love it, I was moderately entertained. I gave it a 3/5, my wife gave it a 3.5/5. IMO, WB is in big trouble if they're relying on US ticket sales to break even on this one, fortunately for them I believe it will do very well in the Pacific Rim.

I don't get the whole concept of that movie. You have the technology to build a 1500 foot tall robot, but you can't operate it remotely? The best configuration for a giant killing machine is for it to have two arms, two legs and a head? Kiloton high explosives won't harm the bad monsters, but you are going to beat them by punching them with a big steel fist? And apparently, in the future, the physical property of momentum does not apply, and therefore monsters and robots weighing megatons can move around like Bruce Lee on crack.

When I saw the trailer, I was instantly reminded of:
post #3543 of 9498
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Yeah, that's why I said manga nerds will love it, in the real world it makes absolutely no sense and requires a very generous suspension of disbelief, even compared to movies like Iron Man or Thor. That's right, a movie about a blonde-haired Norse god with a magical hammer is more believable than Pacific Rim... biggrin.gif
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Yeah, that's why I said manga nerds will love it, in the real world it makes absolutely no sense and requires a very generous suspension of disbelief, even compared to movies like Iron Man or Thor. That's right, a movie about a blonde-haired Norse god with a magical hammer is more believable than Pacific Rim... biggrin.gif


I'm getting a creepily familiar sensation that this is the Godzilla remake with big mechanical thingyseek.gif

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I'm getting a creepily familiar sensation that this is the Godzilla remake with big mechanical thingys:eek:

Well Toro (the director) has said pretty much exactly that - he says his inspiration came from anime and the old giant monster movies. Of course, Toho Co. Ltd. didn't need to spend a bajillion dollars to make all the Godzilla films - they had one rubber suit and a about $200 worth of paper mache buildings.
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Well Toro (the director) has said pretty much exactly that - he says his inspiration came from anime and the old giant monster movies. Of course, Toho Co. Ltd. didn't need to spend a bajillion dollars to make all the Godzilla films - they had one rubber suit and a about $200 worth of paper mache buildings.


He obviously did not get the memo. "Note to Filmakers: anime films DO NOT translate well into live action. Boxoffice extinction guaranteed."

post #3547 of 9498
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It's quite a spectacle, but I don't believe it transfers properly. Also there's the "each one of these would take 50 years to build and would cost more than the GDP of the planet" rationale that was running through my mind. However, like my wife said, "damn, Mako's butt looks good in that uniform".
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It's quite a spectacle, but I don't believe it transfers properly. Also there's the "each one of these would take 50 years to build and would cost more than the GDP of the planet" rationale that was running through my mind. However, like my wife said, "damn, Mako's butt looks good in that uniform".


Females are far better at suspending disbelief than we are.:)

 

 

 

 

It's actually how they put up with usvery_evil_smiley.gif

post #3549 of 9498
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After the film we went to get some dinner and I mentioned, "it's shocking how much each of those things would cost to design and build", and she said, "probably many millions apiece". "No, love, each flight suit would be many millions, each one of the mechs would be in the 10s of trillions". No, she doesn't quite understand valuation beyond a certain scale, but that's okay because I can sit and talk metaphysics with her for hours.
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Dinner and metaphysics sounds romantic :-P
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There is no way I could ever get my wife to go with me to watch a movie about giant robots battling monsters that came from a crack at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. No. Freaking. Way. tongue.gif
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Dinner and metaphysics sounds romantic :-P

It is, very much so. We're both geeks for that stuff.
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That's similar in my case except she is in modern philosophy while I prefer classical philosophy. We even used to discuss it over the phone.
post #3554 of 9498
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I should turn this thread into SMWS, "S*** My Wife Says".

"If we just buy cars with paddles, I wouldn't need to learn that heel-toe stuff."



You know, I'm constantly reminded of that old saying, "We're attracted to people for their fine qualities, but we love them for their faults". There's no doubt in my mind that's the reason why I love my wife so much. It's the similar with my little girl. We get ready to go to town, I get her strapped into the car seat with her bear, I kiss her and the bear, and just as I'm pulling out of the driveway... she poops in her diaper.
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On my way to work this morning, I saw a guy driving what I assume was a Porsche 550 Speedster replica. I can't imagine it was the genuine article. It seemed to be a little beat-up around the rear-end, and it had all the racing decals. The guy driving it was obviously enjoying himself - he had on one of the old-timey Cromwell racing helmets and goggles, just like this pic of Stirling Moss.



Still sounded like a loud VW Bug, but I'm guessing the real Speedsters do too?
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