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Pacific Rim: Del Toro was yanked from At the Mountains of Madness to do this?


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this betterbe in the movie

Shadow Lodge

TheLoneCleric wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Did anyone else notice the Big-O style punch at the end? (Arm piston retract aaaaaaaaaaaand PAWNCH!!!!) That amused me just as much as GLaDOS and ROBOTS VS MONSTERS
That sir was a classic ROCKET PUNCH. It predates Big-O by quite a bit.

My Giant Robots experience is unfortunately rather limited to Gurren Lagaan, Big-O, MEGAS, and a very sparse selection of Gundam, so I'm admittedly not up-to-date on the full history of the genre =)


GeraintElberion wrote:
This looks like it could be Starship Troopers with better CGI.

loved that movie. Also loved the recent cgi film.


Orthos wrote:
TheLoneCleric wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Did anyone else notice the Big-O style punch at the end? (Arm piston retract aaaaaaaaaaaand PAWNCH!!!!) That amused me just as much as GLaDOS and ROBOTS VS MONSTERS
That sir was a classic ROCKET PUNCH. It predates Big-O by quite a bit.
My Giant Robots experience is unfortunately rather limited to Gurren Lagaan, Big-O, MEGAS, and a very sparse selection of Gundam, so I'm admittedly not up-to-date on the full history of the genre =)

worry not, brother, we are here to guide you. I would suggest starting with mazinger z/great mazinger/mazinkaiser and working forward to getta robo and its sequels. remember there is a difference between super robots and realistic robots that must be respected.


Well, Charlie Hunnam is in it, that means I'll have NO trouble getting my wife to the theater.

Taldor

Sebastian wrote:
Doesn't Pacific Rim have Stringer Bell in it? What more could you possibly want?

You should watch Luther, it's all stringer bell all the time. Except he's a cop on the edge. And he's british.


On a funny note when I heard Charlie's voice during the preview, I thought "Son's of Del Toro"

lol

Silver Crusade

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Freehold DM wrote:
mikaze, rocket punch was in this movie and you didn't tell me?!? why wasn't I informed? buys tickets

Dude, this is one of those things I just assumed you would automatically know about as soon as it came into existe....

Freehold DM wrote:
this betterbe in the movie

Oh DAMMIT I just spent half an hour following the Related Videos to the next and the next and the next...

Why are we not getting these games again?! They have the Big O too....augh!

Robert Hawkshaw wrote:
Sebastian wrote:
Doesn't Pacific Rim have Stringer Bell in it? What more could you possibly want?
You should watch Luther, it's all stringer bell all the time. Except he's a cop on the edge. And he's british.

Good Lord yes. Every episode of Luther I've seen has left me wanting to call BBC to get him some help before it's too late.

BBC: Sir, you understand that Luther is a fictional character, don't you?

Yes! I'm talking about Elba! I'm really worried about him! The man is on the brink!

BBC: >:|

He's just so convincing...


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Mikaze wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
mikaze, rocket punch was in this movie and you didn't tell me?!? why wasn't I informed? buys tickets
Dude, this is one of those things I just assumed you would automatically know about as soon as it came into existe....

This was the final sell for me as well, too much Shogun Warriors growing up.


Mikaze wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
mikaze, rocket punch was in this movie and you didn't tell me?!? why wasn't I informed? buys tickets

Dude, this is one of those things I just assumed you would automatically know about as soon as it came into existe....

Freehold DM wrote:
this betterbe in the movie

Oh DAMMIT I just spent half an hour following the Related Videos to the next and the next and the next...

Why are we not getting these games again?! They have the Big O too....augh!

Robert Hawkshaw wrote:
Sebastian wrote:
Doesn't Pacific Rim have Stringer Bell in it? What more could you possibly want?
You should watch Luther, it's all stringer bell all the time. Except he's a cop on the edge. And he's british.

Good Lord yes. Every episode of Luther I've seen has left me wanting to call BBC to get him some help before it's too late.

BBC: Sir, you understand that Luther is a fictional character, don't you?

Yes! I'm talking about Elba! I'm really worried about him! The man is on the brink!

BBC: >:|

He's just so convincing...

Actually, these guys WERE at Comic Con, but I was working the event and only got a few glimpses and they didn't have the actual movie preview, just a giant robot dummy up and the fighting styles listed next to it- I think someone got in trouble for forgetting the preview.

Re: The games, do you have a Gameboy Advance SP? If so, you should go here. American companies just cant afford the various royalties for the numerous individual series, so we got the game boy games with the original creations.


Rathendar wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
mikaze, rocket punch was in this movie and you didn't tell me?!? why wasn't I informed? buys tickets
Dude, this is one of those things I just assumed you would automatically know about as soon as it came into existe....
This was the final sell for me as well, too much Shogun Warriors growing up.

Please friend, watch the originals. While yes, I am an unrepentant subtitled enthusiast/superiorist/whathaveyou, you would be surprised how many people have no idea who created what and how often the original creators got screwed over by poor licensing agreements, especially during that time period.

Taldor

Orthos wrote:
My Giant Robots experience is unfortunately rather limited to Gurren Lagaan, Big-O, MEGAS, and a very sparse selection of Gundam, so I'm admittedly not up-to-date on the full history of the genre =)

O.O

This WILL NOT STAND!

You. GAOGAIGAR! Now!

When you finish that assignment then IDEON.


FYI,Yes it is Glados... or at least the same voice actor.


TheLoneCleric wrote:
Orthos wrote:
My Giant Robots experience is unfortunately rather limited to Gurren Lagaan, Big-O, MEGAS, and a very sparse selection of Gundam, so I'm admittedly not up-to-date on the full history of the genre =)

O.O

This WILL NOT STAND!

You. GAOGAIGAR! Now!

When you finish that assignment then IDEON.

but have you seen the entire king of braves series?

Taldor

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GaoGaiGar, including Final? Yes.

Every King of Braves other series? No, only some.

I did get to watch Betterman though.

Cheliax

is it me or does Pacific Rim look like the film version of Cthulutech?

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It's not just you - and I am very pleased by that similarity!


NEW TRAILER


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Lochmonster wrote:
NEW TRAILER

Random observation @ 0:38 - the bomber art homage on the mech. Cute detail touch.


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So who has seen the new trailer that just came out?

If you haven't seen it, you need too.


TheLoneCleric wrote:

GaoGaiGar, including Final? Yes.

Every King of Braves other series? No, only some.

I did get to watch Betterman though.

Betterman fan here.


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Dragon78 wrote:

So who has seen the new trailer that just came out?

"We are cancelling the Apocalypse!"

Oh yeah! Looking more awesome visually than ever.

I get the Robotech retro feel that looks like the classic "only this young Asian heroine can save us now" approach is part of it. Maybe not with singing, mind you.


Alex Martin wrote:
I get the Robotech retro feel that looks like the classic "only this young Asian heroine can save us now" approach is part of it. Maybe not with singing, mind you.

That isn't actually exactly that retro if the Japanese have anything to say about it...

Even the singing bit...

-----------------------

Feels like Monsterpocalypse, the movie.

New trailer lacks the rocket punch though, so it's 200% less cool.


One of the monsters in the latest trailer sure looks and moves like the Cloverfield Monster (which I dug) so it looks liek they are giving nods to all the major Mega-Monsters of film.

All the big bots and all the big beasts in one movie!

I'm already standing in line for tickets as I write this!!

Also I wouldn't be surprised if people started asking to dual weild boats after they see this.

Taldor

I'm going to pass on this one.

Cloverfield, meets Godzilla defeats all monsters vs Transformers meets Power Rangers, meets Bad Mechwarrior

Yup... gonna pass on it.

Shadow Lodge

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Your loss =)


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Orthos wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
I'm looking at it as the Gurren Lagann of cosmic horror stories.
This is the best thing I have ever read.

I only dispute because I'm a shameless fan of the Big-O, and I would want that Mecha Noir Meets Industrial Gothic look when fighting things Man was Not Meant to Know.

Plus, I get goosebumps at the thought of the scroll of text changing to "CAST IN THE NAME OF THE OLD GODS...YE NOT GUILTY."

TheLoneCleric wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Did anyone else notice the Big-O style punch at the end? (Arm piston retract aaaaaaaaaaaand PAWNCH!!!!) That amused me just as much as GLaDOS and ROBOTS VS MONSTERS
That sir was a classic ROCKET PUNCH. It predates Big-O by quite a bit.

The Big-O does NOT rocket punch.

It HOMAGES the rocket punch with...

"BIG...IMPACT!"

*piston-hammer punch full of awesome goes here*

Taldor

Orthos wrote:
Your loss =)

Matter of opinion.

Cheliax

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IceniQueen wrote:

I'm going to pass on this one.

Cloverfield, meets Godzilla defeats all monsters vs Transformers meets Power Rangers, meets Bad Mechwarrior

Yup... gonna pass on it.

I think I'll pass as well.

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?


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Losses abound. Me, I've been waiting for this genre to be taken seriously on this level in this medium. It could suck, sure. But I'm going to see it with my fellow giant robot fans and at least cheer for Rocket Punch/Boost Knuckle/Big Impact on the big screen.

Shadow Lodge

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Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?

Because it's awesome.

Realism is intentionally left at the door in these kinds of things.

Cheliax

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Orthos wrote:
Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?

Because it's awesome.

Realism is intentionally left at the door in these kinds of things.

And that's the flaw with this genre of movie. If you have to so completely let go of realism to this extent then you're going to alienate a HUGE chunk of your potential market. I can't get behind this, it hurts my widdle head to let go of that much.


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Mathwei ap Niall wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?

Because it's awesome.

Realism is intentionally left at the door in these kinds of things.

And that's the flaw with this genre of movie. If you have to so completely let go of realism to this extent then you're going to alienate a HUGE chunk of your potential market. I can't get behind this, it hurts my widdle head to let go of that much.

... You do know this is based off of a VERY specific genre of Japanese animation that has been around since the 60s, right?

Shadow Lodge

Mathwei ap Niall wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?

Because it's awesome.

Realism is intentionally left at the door in these kinds of things.

And that's the flaw with this genre of movie. If you have to so completely let go of realism to this extent then you're going to alienate a HUGE chunk of your potential market. I can't get behind this, it hurts my widdle head to let go of that much.

Considering that's exactly what makes the movie interesting to me, I couldn't disagree more.

To each their own I suppose.

Shadow Lodge

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This looks fun, but isn't it just an updated big-budget Western version of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla?


I will see this (not in the movie theater most likely due to new roommate taking up so much of my wife and mine's time, and we are not going to be "those people"), but I just don't think it is going to be successful. Maybe it will be, maybe there is enough teen boys out there to really make it boom. But I fear it is going to be a John Carter/Battleship "success" in the theater.


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Dies Irae wrote:
That isn't actually exactly that retro if the Japanese have anything to say about it...

Admittedly, my retro reference is more in context to the Robotech 85-87 era - not so much the current iterations of Macross - but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. But just because it looks like they are adding the anime cliché of the "young girl to the rescue" element.

I am seeing more parts akin to Big-O (more rough, melee style bots than missle/gun style combat) and Neon Genesis Evangelion (with the physiological linking implied in the trailers) when I look at it.

Of course, all of this is superseded by the whole Godzilla/Giant Monsters/Ultraman theme with a dash of Cloverfield.

If you ever bought into any of those movies, then suspension of disbelief just comes with the territory. How can it not be awesome to see a giant robot bash a Godzilla monster with a tanker?


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Of course it would be cooler if it was a Japanese fishing ship, that the robot folds 20 times and makes a giant katana.

Though better would be a blazing sword, but that would probably make the fight too easy.

Qadira

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Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.

Shadow Lodge

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Thousands of nukes are boring

Thousand of giant robot mech suit punches is AWESOME


I read somewhere that the GLaDOS voice filter they put her voice through was just for the trailer and that they'll use a different one in the finished film. Although I heard that second-hand at best, so I could be wrong.

Mathwei ap Niall wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?

Because it's awesome.

Realism is intentionally left at the door in these kinds of things.

And that's the flaw with this genre of movie. If you have to so completely let go of realism to this extent then you're going to alienate a HUGE chunk of your potential market. I can't get behind this, it hurts my widdle head to let go of that much.

What about the collateral damage nukes and such would cause? As big as these robots are, the sea was only coming up to their knees - they're not that far off-shore.


Shadowborn wrote:
Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.

I fail to see how that's a bad thing...


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Freehold DM wrote:
Rathendar wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
mikaze, rocket punch was in this movie and you didn't tell me?!? why wasn't I informed? buys tickets
Dude, this is one of those things I just assumed you would automatically know about as soon as it came into existe....
This was the final sell for me as well, too much Shogun Warriors growing up.
Please friend, watch the originals. While yes, I am an unrepentant subtitled enthusiast/superiorist/whathaveyou, you would be surprised how many people have no idea who created what and how often the original creators got screwed over by poor licensing agreements, especially during that time period.

..i have ;)

....and still do.

Even more pleased with the newest trailer. Still is my most looked forward to movie of the year. Hands down.

Qadira

Dies Irae wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.
I fail to see how that's a bad thing...

Did I say that it was?


Shadowborn wrote:
Dies Irae wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.
I fail to see how that's a bad thing...
Did I say that it was?

Then we are in accord over this. :-P


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Shadowborn wrote:
Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.

And that is what I'm talking about!

On a side note, I hadn't realized that Oscar the Grouch had may an appearance as Monster of the Week on Ultraman.

Taldor

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Mathwei ap Niall wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Mathwei ap Niall wrote:

I can't seem to muster the suspension of disbelief necessary to think any rational government would spend billions on A giant robot to melee a giant monster rather then spend a fraction of that on a few thousand tactical nukes or orbital microwave emitters.

Why bother even letting the giant lizard out of the water when you can fry it from 100 miles away?

Because it's awesome.

Realism is intentionally left at the door in these kinds of things.

And that's the flaw with this genre of movie. If you have to so completely let go of realism to this extent then you're going to alienate a HUGE chunk of your potential market. I can't get behind this, it hurts my widdle head to let go of that much.

If i want reality, i go look out the window. If i want awesome skyscraper sized robots punching cosmic evil the size of buildings, i go watch a movie. I hate realistic films.

Qadira

Dies Irae wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Dies Irae wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.
I fail to see how that's a bad thing...
Did I say that it was?
Then we are in accord over this. :-P

That said, I'd still rather have Del Toro bringing me the Old Ones, shoggoths, and a cyclopean city in Antarctica.

Shadow Lodge

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Hama wrote:
I hate realistic films.

+1

Taldor

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Shadowborn wrote:
Dies Irae wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Dies Irae wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Put all the fancy CGI and special effects into the movie you want. In the end, it still boils down to this.
I fail to see how that's a bad thing...
Did I say that it was?
Then we are in accord over this. :-P
That said, I'd still rather have Del Toro bringing me the Old Ones, shoggoths, and a cyclopean city in Antarctica.

Hey, if this one succeeds, there will be two genres of movies that those evil people that give money to filmmakers will be much more prone to finance. Giant robot movies and cosmic horror movies. Either way, it's a win.

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