Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby GigaBowserG » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:31 am

Jeff-Goldblum1 wrote:Does anybody else consider the mega kaiju to be the spiritual successor to Destroyah?


It's more a spiritual successor of King Godzilla than it is Destoroyah :lol:
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby Jeff-Goldblum1 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:41 pm

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Jeff-Goldblum1 wrote:Does anybody else consider the mega kaiju to be the spiritual successor to Destroyah?


Not in the slightest as I can't see any correlation other than "it combines from others" which is like saying Battra is the successor to Rodan because they both fly.

I feel there is more flying kaiju out there than combiner kaiju though.

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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:08 pm

Jeff-Goldblum1 wrote:Does anybody else consider the mega kaiju to be the spiritual successor to Destroyah?


If by spiritual successor, you mean it is a fantastic concept that is wasted on a underutilized and easily killable monster, then yes, it is a lot like Destoryah.
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby UltramanGoji » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:28 pm

Jeff-Goldblum1 wrote:
UltramanGoji wrote:
Jeff-Goldblum1 wrote:Does anybody else consider the mega kaiju to be the spiritual successor to Destroyah?


Not in the slightest as I can't see any correlation other than "it combines from others" which is like saying Battra is the successor to Rodan because they both fly.

I feel there is more flying kaiju out there than combiner kaiju though.


Well true, but aside from that there isn't really anything connecting the two, at least not anything significant enough to call it a "spiritual successor".
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby godzillafan1954 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:40 pm

Say what you want about Uprising, the fight scenes are still badass.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:07 pm

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Postby SenseiTeriyakiV » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:26 pm

Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/pacific-rim-altered-carbon-anime-projects-netflixs-new-slate-asian-originals-1159238

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But seriously, the plot synopsis has me nervous. It's going to take a lot for this to pull through for me.

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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby Maverick Centigrade » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 pm

I don't like the sound of it.

Using a Jaeger...to search for parents...mkay...and...what about the kaiju?
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby KillCrites » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 am

I'm cautiously optimistic about this, I hope they go back to real robo like the first movie instead of super robo like Uprising.
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby JAGzilla » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:08 am

Yeah, I don't know what to make of that synopsis. What landscape is hostile enough to necessitate using a Jaeger? I'm going to assume/hope they're in the Anteverse somehow, or a new, massive-scale kaiju invasion throws the world into chaos.

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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:53 am

At least this confirms the franchise isn’t totally dead. Pacific rim being an anime also makes total sense
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Postby daveblackeye15 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:13 am

Yeah hopefully it is more in line with the first movie. I mean I don't hate the second movie like other people do, I still enjoyed it but out of the two I want more from the first.

I did have an idea for an alternate timeline on how to do a sequel to the first movie without undoing too much. Basically it was a smaller more personal story where some pilots come out of retirement due to three or four kaiju coming out of hiding once the Breach was closed. All the Jaegers are damaged so they have to do a journey to a scrape yard to repair one or two. Perhaps cutting into the story are flashback to the Jaeger war. So more like a lengthy epilogue to the first movie.

Anyway this could be a neat idea I'm guessing maybe a second kaiju wave has happened.

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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby Maverick Centigrade » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:50 am

JAGzilla wrote:Yeah, I don't know what to make of that synopsis. What landscape is hostile enough to necessitate using a Jaeger? I'm going to assume/hope they're in the Anteverse somehow, or a new, massive-scale kaiju invasion throws the world into chaos.


Well another synopsis said it's "kaiju infested lands" so I guess they invaded.
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Postby cloverfan98 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:11 am

Maverick Centigrade wrote:
JAGzilla wrote:Yeah, I don't know what to make of that synopsis. What landscape is hostile enough to necessitate using a Jaeger? I'm going to assume/hope they're in the Anteverse somehow, or a new, massive-scale kaiju invasion throws the world into chaos.


Well another synopsis said it's "kaiju infested lands" so I guess they invaded.


It could be set during the original Kaiju war. Maybe post Yancy death?

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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby Anguirus » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:50 pm

Is Del Toro featured in any of the bonus features for Uprising?

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Postby Chris55 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 am

For those interested, I interviewed Steven DeKnight at his office last month in Hollywood. VERY honest interview and there's a lot of info about how a big budget monster film is made.
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby MikeSTZillak » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:19 pm

Does anyone know wherever or not Rinko Kikuchi reprised her role for the Japanese dub?

Added in 15 days 4 hours 11 minutes 38 seconds:
Never mind, I just found out that she's dubbed over by Megumi Hayashibara.

(yes, the voice actress for Rei Ayanami)
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby Living Corpse » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:17 pm

Still no release date for the anime?
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Postby daveblackeye15 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:04 pm

Well I'm glad this is back on the menu.
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Re: Pacific Rim (the big general thread)

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:05 pm

Finally got around to watching Uprising. Did not enjoy it at all. I love the first movie. But this was a mess. Especially with regards to the characters. Even the recurring characters, who I enjoyed in the first film, were impossible for me to get invested in. The visuals and action were really bland as well so I couldn't even get into the action scenes. I put off watching the movie because the trailers gave me a bad impression. Now that I gave it a shot it still disappoints.


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