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post #701 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post

 

This is known as the "SKY CAPTAIN is not SKY CRAPSTAIN!" syndrome.  Sigh.

Holy crap that movie.  Was so excited to see it.  Went to the premier. Fell asleep halfway through the movie I was so bored.  Literally fell asleep.  And I am one of those people who don't nap.

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dilla7, Are those...ANIMEted images from...Pacific Rim the Animated Series?
post #703 of 1395
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

 

Indeed.

 

Let alone the Alien nostalgia played up.

 

Eh, before the marketing kicked up plenty of people thought Prometheus was going to bomb. Because who cares about Alien these days? Especially not one with a cast no one cares about.  (and then it kicked up and everyone thought it was trying too hard and over exposing itself.  The same pattern can be seen with Man of Steel actually, even though no one thought it was going to bomb at least)

 

Anyway, this chat does remind me that this thing about making stuff for your inner ten year old is fine, but  it is a bit of a double edged sword.  Star Wars, sure fine whatever.  But at least half or more of the stuff I loved as a kid I grew up and found out it tanked;  Dark Crystal, Legend, Explorers, Labrynth.  I'm sure we can all name a few.  Surprising because everyone I knew seemed to like them as well so I just assumed they were popular.

You never can tell I guess.

post #704 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post

Holy crap that movie.  Was so excited to see it.  Went to the premier. Fell asleep halfway through the movie I was so bored.  Literally fell asleep.  And I am one of those people who don't nap.

 

I find it a lot of fun but it's basically a SW/Indiana Jones/pulp sci-fi pastiche/homage/whatever that really doesn't work on it's own but it's a lot of fun, especially in HD.  More exciting and fun than that Mummy in Indiana Jones clothing that came later.

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Headless Fett, I thought...Sky Captain was...Awesome!  I saw it...3 times in theaters.  I...Love his...Submersible Airplane!  I could have seen an entire film of Anjelina Jolie's...Nicky Fury, wearing a Jetpack, whilist in command of a...Fleet of Helicarriers!

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Duke fleed you catch on quick there is talk there might be a animated series in the works
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Duke fleed you catch on quick there is talk there might be a animated series in the works
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I will be there opening weekend but everything I've seen so far with Charlie Hunnam's accent makes me wish they'd had Gina Carano overdub it. Its crapness is so monumentally shithouse in that clip that it has its own accent gravity field, and that accent gravity field has such force it even affects The Great Idris.

How did this happen? Who cast this thing? Has the Brit-Actors-Are-Better thing infected Hollywood so badly that they'll cast any old bloke?
post #709 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post

I will be there opening weekend 

 

You and about 12 other people according to the tracking...

post #710 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Dan Benenson View Post

Hey, why even bother producing and releasing full movies anymore? Just do the marketing and then use tracking and computer simulations to determine how much the hypothetical finished product would have cost, how much it would have earned, and what everyone would have thought of it, and then move on to the next one. Much cheaper and more efficient that way and these days everyone is more invested in marketing and pre-release anticipation than actual movies anyway.

 

Honestly, what else is there to talk about?  Very little is known about this film and there's nothing complex going on besides giants fighting each other...at some point the poor marketing is going to be talked about because GDT is specifically a director needing a hit.  People act like it's all pitchforks and torches...we've been praising this film for months...so, as I said, what else is there to talk about? 

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I was walking to my favourite Chinese restaurant, and I thought 'hey, this looks familiar...'
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I had avoided this thread and now that I catch up on it, it's kind of a bummer.

post #713 of 1395
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Originally Posted by TheGhost View Post

I had avoided this thread and now that I catch up on it, it's kind of a bummer.

Better avoid any clips and trailers with Charlie Hunnam's accent in it too Ghost, because hearing that isn't just kind of a bummer, it's a huge bummer.

All I wanted was my man GDT hooking up with my man Idris to make an ubermovie about ubermonsters fighting ubermechs. "What could go wrong?" I stupidly asked the Universe out loud.
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You know, that is a valid point. Come to think of it I'm not sure I've paid much attention to the actual actors outside that first trailer with Idris giving his speech. If it sucks, it sucks. I won't apologize for it, but fuck come on guys. GdT doing giant monsters vs. mechs and it's not a Syfy (they spell it like that now right) original movie.

post #715 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

 

You and about 12 other people according to the tracking...

Uh, can you just stop please?  What the hell is your beef?

post #716 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post

I will be there opening weekend but everything I've seen so far with Charlie Hunnam's accent makes me wish they'd had Gina Carano overdub it. Its crapness is so monumentally shithouse in that clip that it has its own accent gravity field, and that accent gravity field has such force it even affects The Great Idris.
 

 

Jesus, are you letting winter get to you fella?  because all I got from that clip was that IDRIS ELBA IS TOTALLY BAD ASS!!!!!

post #717 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Chris Dogg View Post

Uh, can you just stop please?  What the hell is your beef?

 

Interwebz man, don't sweat it. 

post #718 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post

Jesus, are you letting winter get to you fella?  because all I got from that clip was that IDRIS ELBA IS TOTALLY BAD ASS!!!!!

It's not winter that's getting to me Andy it's Charlie Fucking Hunnam's fucking shithouse accent, and from that clip it sounds like it got to Bad Ass Idris too.

(Charlie Humman's middle name is Fucking. I had Bailey look it up for me.)
post #719 of 1395
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Originally Posted by TheGhost View Post

 

Interwebz man, don't sweat it. 

Oh don't worry I'm not sweating Ambler.  I'm just curiously frustrated how he thinks some magic algorithms and low key advertising somehow means the movie is going to be bad and/or unenjoyable.

 

Some of my favorite all time films were complete box office flops. Robot Jox for one.  That movie is one of the reasons my anticipation for Pacific Rim is through the roof.  The part where the pilot smacks his hands together and then the Jaeger follows suit is clearly an homage and puts a huge grin on my face.

post #720 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post


It's not winter that's getting to me Andy it's Charlie Fucking Hunnam's fucking shithouse accent, and from that clip it sounds like it got to Bad Ass Idris too.

(Charlie Humman's middle name is Fucking. I had Bailey look it up for me.)

 

Honestly if the movie is half as awesome as this new trailer, and the "Under Attack" featurette on the Facebook page, Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins level of awful accent couldn't sink this film for me.  

 

But then Charlie F Hunnam's accent doesn't sound that bad to me.  

 

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I'd like to imagine any Kiwi Jaegar would scream "Cook me some fucken' eggs bitch!" before laying the smack down.

 

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If you can get through Tim Roth's accent in Reservoir Dogs (for example), you can get through Fucking Hunnam's here.  It ain't that bad.

post #723 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Chris Dogg View Post

Oh don't worry I'm not sweating Ambler.  I'm just curiously frustrated how he thinks some magic algorithms and low key advertising somehow means the movie is going to be bad and/or unenjoyable.

This is just what Ambler does now. He'll keep it up for weeks after Pacific Rim has released, no matter how it actually performs.

The fact that there are people rooting for this movie to fail when we could all be making fun of Aronofsky's right wing Stone Age Waterworld prequel together astonishes me, but that's the diversity of human thought for you.

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Edited by Reasor - 6/28/13 at 9:55pm
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Anyone actually try making their own jaegers? It seems amusing - the app takes FOREVER to load for me though.

 

 

 

My (hasty) attempt at making a Jaeger for my home country. 


Edited by Aurora Vampiris - 6/28/13 at 9:58pm
post #725 of 1395

Oh... for a split second I thought you meant in reality.

 

I was going to say, only since I was 12.

 

ETA- Fuck yeah.  I call him Tango-Cash

 

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Edited by Bailey - 6/28/13 at 10:02pm
post #726 of 1395

Gold.  It became a family affair Chez Bain

 

My oldest daughter's

 

 

My youngest daughter's

 

 

mine

 

post #727 of 1395
@dorianwright: Dear Nerds; not everything is a fucking conspiracy. Maybe the not-we's just think it looks like shit? http://t.co/ZpYe64se7S
post #728 of 1395

Fair bit of new footage in this, which has quite a few spoilers.

 

Despite that you get more of a focus on the human side of the story..

 

again, lots of spoilers so avoid if you've seen enough..

 

post #729 of 1395

Woooooo, giant robots.

 

My kids saw Andy's and started flipping their shit so now I've got pics of Major Destroy..from Italy. And Candy Man from Uganda....I have no idea. They're pretty sweet though.

 

And because I like my robots to stare off into mid-distance and be thoughtful while dust and explosions fly around them...

 

post #730 of 1395
This app is delightful.

post #731 of 1395

They counted on the Saxon to fail... to give up. But he didn't! Instead he designed the awesome Monarchy, the UK's greatest Jaeger since whoever designed the last one.

 

post #732 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Chris Dogg View Post

Oh don't worry I'm not sweating Ambler.  I'm just curiously frustrated how he thinks some magic algorithms and low key advertising somehow means the movie is going to be bad and/or unenjoyable

 

Thug life.

post #733 of 1395
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

They counted on the Saxon to fail... to give up. But he didn't! Instead he designed the awesome Monarchy, the UK's greatest Jaeger since whoever designed the last one.

 

 

When I saw this all I could hear in my head was a pilot with an accent, "Oh..oh my. Did I just step on..alright right foot forward and..oh..oh I've crushed a lorry."

post #734 of 1395

MrSaxon, I am...Shocked!  You designed a...British Jaeger, and didn't name him...Mick.  Of course Mick would wield his...Rolling Stones, as if they could...Rock and Roll for Decades!

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There's some legit, giant robot Frankenstein shit going on in here now. I'm excited again. I know I'll be disappointed that I don't get to see Oxford Comma correct a Kaiju's grammar or Peckerslap nut check one with his pincer arm...but I'll learn to accept it.

post #737 of 1395

'Straya represent!

 

*

post #738 of 1395

A male relative commented on my posting the triptych image from above: "Why do you want to see this? Looks like a Transformers ripoff?" And this is a guy who's normally a bit more informed about pop culture.

 

I fear for the film's perception amongst the hoi polloi.

post #739 of 1395

What's with all the purple robots?

post #740 of 1395
Go Big or Go Extinct... ...sounds like the tagline to a end of the world/armageddon porno.
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We of the Commonwealth just happen to think alike. Cos we're awesome.

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This Jaeger creator is actually pretty good marketing for the movie. If enough people play around with it and publish their creations, I can see more people becoming interested in the movie. I've already had three friends use it as a result of me publishing my Jaeger elsewhere.

post #744 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Ianthe View Post

We of the Commonwealth just happen to think alike. Cos we're awesome.

 

Oh, not all of the Commonwealth. Now if only there was a Jaeger with a cricket bat.

 

post #745 of 1395

 

Here's my Singapore design.

post #746 of 1395

Orange and teal for mcnooj!

 

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I had mine all ginned up and gorgeous and went to save it, only to see the "You must log in to Facebook" crap.

 

FUCK Facebook. Fuck it in the ear.

post #749 of 1395
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post

I had mine all ginned up and gorgeous and went to save it, only to see the "You must log in to Facebook" crap.

 

FUCK Facebook. Fuck it in the ear.

 

Just do Print Screen, paste into MS Paint, and crop out the rest.  Works like a charm.

post #750 of 1395

That's, like, three whole steps, man.

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