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(Apple)   Summer 2013 just got insanely better. Guillermo Del Toro, giant robots, Kaiju on a grand scale and freaking Idris Elba. It's the trailer for "Pacific Rim"   (trailers.apple.com) divider line 205
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2012-12-13 10:10:43 AM

buntz: And they use the word "portal" and the human robot suits have the same blue and orange hues of the multiplyer bots. I'm sure I'm reading into this a lot, but there's no question it's GLaDOS. And I don't buy the "just a homage" thing. It's GLaDOS. Seems an odd thing to do with ZERO connection to the universe. And it seems weird Valve would allow it with ZERO connection (maybe Black Mesa makes the robots?)


My thoughts almost exactly. The voice is identical, not simply reminiscent, and this is not a voice done without manipulation. Same nonchalance and same strangely rising tone (heck, the "3, 2, 1" countdown could've been taken right from Portal 2). And then looking towards the suits, a portal, etc., I have to think some connection, even simply strong references, has been made. Maybe Black Mesa or Aperture are involved in development of the robots or accidentally unleashing those monsters (guess which is involved with which) and there is no crossover or aligning further with the games but something.
 
2012-12-13 10:12:48 AM

buntz: No way they use GLaDOS in this movie and NOT have it mean something. It's TOO distinctive a voice to have it just be "a voice"
It would be like having Darth Vader's voice, WITH the breathing, as another voice over. It's too iconic to be coincidence.
I say this movie is a precursor, and it's all part of the same universe? Maybe now we know what Cave Johnson was doing all this testing for? To fight monsters?


Cave Johnson here. Now, I've been hearing that there are rumors circulating among Aperture employees that we've discovered giant monsters from outer space. Let me be clear that those rumors are a bunch of bull.

Believe me, if there were giant space monsters out there we would have found them, and the boys down in Giant Space Monster Fighting Tech Development wouldn't be sitting on their asses all day playing cards. Do those layabouts think I'm made of money? Well they shouldn't because those transfusions didn't take.

Now there also have been rumors that the new Portal Device XK-6 we've been trying out have been turning test subjects into giant monsters. We'll be reverting back to the old reliable XK-5s until we get that worked out.

So get off your duffs and get to work, Giant Space Monster Fighting Tech Development. Science marches on.

Chariots chariots.
 
2012-12-13 10:19:09 AM

Nefarious: Jaegers from the synopsis.


Jet Jaeger?
images2.wikia.nocookie.net


BronyMedic: Meh. CAll me when we get a live action Macross or Gundam movie.

 

G-Saviour. It's...not good.
 
2012-12-13 10:21:41 AM

cretinbob: That reminds me, just got a copy of Robot Jox to watch later.


now thats a movie they can remake and make a good movie.

gonna watch that later
 
2012-12-13 10:22:41 AM
I misread the headline and Summer Glau got added into the mix of giant robots and monsters.

And it was a thing of beauty.
 
2012-12-13 10:24:35 AM

Tax Boy: Cave Johnson here


I totally read the rest of that in his voice.
 
2012-12-13 10:24:49 AM
The trailer only makes me want to see this kickstarter do well even more: Kaiju Combat.

I wish I had $500 or however much was necessary to make my own monster idea a part of the game. I want to see Kai-Jew, the giant alien rabbi, as a playable character.
 
2012-12-13 10:29:28 AM

Freakin Rican: cretinbob: That reminds me, just got a copy of Robot Jox to watch later.

now thats a movie they can remake and make a good movie.

gonna watch that later


You make it sound as if it wasn't already a good movie. The film is so over the top that it's enjoyable as hell. Any attempt to make it serious would result in a Michael Bay movie.
 
2012-12-13 10:32:35 AM
Just going hand to hand combat? Come on, at least give them a Progressive knife.
 
2012-12-13 10:42:33 AM
Problem: Giant robots need giant guns. There were no giant guns.

WHAR GUNS? WHAR!
 
2012-12-13 10:43:11 AM

PsyLord: Just going hand to hand combat? Come on, at least give them a Progressive knife.


so yeah, Evangelion + Monsters + Cloverfield + GladOs = Pacific Rim

/Why were knuckles cracked?
 
2012-12-13 10:45:34 AM

NeoCortex42: Freakin Rican: cretinbob: That reminds me, just got a copy of Robot Jox to watch later.

now thats a movie they can remake and make a good movie.

gonna watch that later

You make it sound as if it wasn't already a good movie. The film is so over the top that it's enjoyable as hell. Any attempt to make it serious would result in a Michael Bay movie.


no no i love the original. my point was if they are gonna remake something then remake an awesome movie like that. but after your last line i would have to agree.
 
2012-12-13 10:45:54 AM

Tax Boy: So get off your duffs and get to work, Giant Space Monster Fighting Tech Development. Science marches on.


See you get it! This guy...this guy here gets it!
 
2012-12-13 10:45:57 AM

Tax Boy: buntz: No way they use GLaDOS in this movie and NOT have it mean something. It's TOO distinctive a voice to have it just be "a voice"
It would be like having Darth Vader's voice, WITH the breathing, as another voice over. It's too iconic to be coincidence.
I say this movie is a precursor, and it's all part of the same universe? Maybe now we know what Cave Johnson was doing all this testing for? To fight monsters?

Cave Johnson here. Now, I've been hearing that there are rumors circulating among Aperture employees that we've discovered giant monsters from outer space. Let me be clear that those rumors are a bunch of bull.

Believe me, if there were giant space monsters out there we would have found them, and the boys down in Giant Space Monster Fighting Tech Development wouldn't be sitting on their asses all day playing cards. Do those layabouts think I'm made of money? Well they shouldn't because those transfusions didn't take.

Now there also have been rumors that the new Portal Device XK-6 we've been trying out have been turning test subjects into giant monsters. We'll be reverting back to the old reliable XK-5s until we get that worked out.

So get off your duffs and get to work, Giant Space Monster Fighting Tech Development. Science marches on.

Chariots chariots.


users.content.ytmnd.com

/Totally read it in J.K. Simmons voices too.
 
2012-12-13 10:47:19 AM

Vangor: My thoughts almost exactly. The voice is identical, not simply reminiscent, and this is not a voice done without manipulation. Same nonchalance and same strangely rising tone (heck, the "3, 2, 1" countdown could've been taken right from Portal 2). And then looking towards the suits, a portal, etc., I have to think some connection, even simply strong references, has been made. Maybe Black Mesa or Aperture are involved in development of the robots or accidentally unleashing those monsters (guess which is involved with which) and there is no crossover or aligning further with the games but something.


It all potentially fits into the portal/half-life universe, too. If this movie takes place in between the events of Half-life 1 and 2, then this could be the beginning of the spread of the resonance cascade that allows for the Combine invasion. This might be valve testing the waters for a half-life movie.
 
2012-12-13 10:48:45 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: I am hereby dubbing this movie Portalgelion.


BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAH

You are favorited above other favorites.
 
2012-12-13 10:49:00 AM
Has anyone else told Del Toro to shut up and take their money? Because count me in. (And from this point on I don't want to see any more previews. I'm sold, I don't want to be spoiled.

Of course, the only gripe is that it's going to be post-production converted 3D, not filmed in 3D, so I will not be seeing it in 3D IMAX like I was originally planning. Unless I hear that it really, really looks better 3D.

Otherwise, I'll just go see it on the biggest 2D screen I can find, sit up close and let my inner 12 year-old have a hell of a good time.
 
2012-12-13 10:53:13 AM

Skwishmitten: Problem: Giant robots need giant guns. There were no giant guns.

WHAR GUNS? WHAR!


Look at the blueprints.
They've got missiles plasma casters and sh*t.
 
2012-12-13 10:54:20 AM

IrateShadow: It all potentially fits into the portal/half-life universe, too. If this movie takes place in between the events of Half-life 1 and 2, then this could be the beginning of the spread of the resonance cascade that allows for the Combine invasion. This might be valve testing the waters for a half-life movie.


Don't think I believe that at all; as fantastical as that would be, the giant robots and monsters don't make any sense within Half-Life from Xen to the Combine to the Borealis.
 
2012-12-13 10:55:19 AM

mjg: [cinematropolis.files.wordpress.com image 490x267]

They should have called up this guy.

Seriously, if you've not seen Big Man Japan (trailer) treat yourself.


That movie was seriously disappointing. The ending stank.
 
2012-12-13 10:56:26 AM

Skwishmitten: Problem: Giant robots need giant guns. There were no giant guns.

WHAR GUNS? WHAR!


I was looking at the Gipsy Danger blueprint from the link earlier and noticed what may be the reason for no guns.

i.imgur.com

Apparently the blood of the kaiju is toxic. Any large explosives would spread the blood through the atmosphere. Hand-to-hand damage would be more localized for clean up later.
 
2012-12-13 10:56:38 AM

Vangor: Don't think I believe that at all; as fantastical as that would be, the giant robots and monsters don't make any sense within Half-Life from Xen to the Combine to the Borealis.


I'm not saying it could necessarily be a tie-in, but things are close enough that they might have let del Toro play around with some of their assets, just to see how they would look on screen.
 
2012-12-13 10:56:38 AM

IrateShadow: It all potentially fits into the portal/half-life universe, too. If this movie takes place in between the events of Half-life 1 and 2, then this could be the beginning of the spread of the resonance cascade that allows for the Combine invasion. This might be valve testing the waters for a half-life movie.


I simply cannot accept that. The trailer said they came from earth, and the humans surrendered within 24 hrs (according to newspapers in HL2) in the HL universe. HL would make a great show, not sure about a film.
 
2012-12-13 11:03:28 AM
i649.photobucket.com
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot
 
2012-12-13 11:07:26 AM
Wow, Apple, way to fail so hard.

I can't watch a movie trailer from my iPad on your own site.

/Movie looks entertaining
 
2012-12-13 11:07:30 AM
More like "Robot Jax", amiright?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-13 11:07:46 AM
Loved it
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-13 11:09:58 AM

Oafmeel: [i649.photobucket.com image 320x181]
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot


That's what we need, entire episodes of "I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away..."

/Thank goodness Rebuild of Eva has a more tolerable Shinji
 
2012-12-13 11:13:21 AM

Oafmeel: [i649.photobucket.com image 320x181]
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot


Can anyone give a good explanation of that show as to why the show completely changed direction after the recap episode? First 12 or so episodes were great and hopeful. Then apparently everyone stopped taking their prozak, and wtf?s transpired.
 
2012-12-13 11:15:42 AM

BronyMedic: Meh. CAll me when we get a live action Macross or Gundam movie.


ring ring ring, the year 2000 called.

and why would you want to ruin a nice series like eva with live action? if you want to see japanese women dressed in plug suits, just buy the javs.

/still waiting for james cameron's battle angel alita(gunnm) movie with jessica alba.
//i hope it hasn't been scrapped.
 
2012-12-13 11:20:52 AM

thecpt: Can anyone give a good explanation of that show as to why the show completely changed direction after the recap episode? First 12 or so episodes were great and hopeful. Then apparently everyone stopped taking their prozak, and wtf?s transpired.


I'm guessing LSD, lots of LSD.
For the TV show, I found the best thing to do as the show progresses is to just turn your brain off and enjoy the giant robots kicking ass to a great soundtrack.

If you want to really enjoy Eva, watch the movies that have been coming out recently. The first one basically recaps the first block of TV episodes, but after that they diverge quite wildly from the show.
 
2012-12-13 11:21:57 AM
Dear Japan,

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

Sincerely,
G. Del Toro

PS: Shut up and take my money.
 
2012-12-13 11:23:14 AM
Special Visual Effects by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

/'nuff said
 
2012-12-13 11:24:47 AM
A sneak peek at the "obsolete" Jaeger used to defeat the kaiju in this film:

www.culturesnob.net
 
2012-12-13 11:26:02 AM

NeoCortex42: Oafmeel: [i649.photobucket.com image 320x181]
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot

That's what we need, entire episodes of "I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away..."

/Thank goodness Rebuild of Eva has a more tolerable Shinji


Great series, but man, that kid was the most intolerable whiney biatch (I know that was kind of the point, but damn did it get grating).
 
2012-12-13 11:27:13 AM

NeoCortex42: If you want to really enjoy Eva, watch the movies that have been coming out recently. The first one basically recaps the first block of TV episodes, but after that they diverge quite wildly from the show.


Didn't even know there were new movies. Damn that show got weird towards the end. There weren't even robot fights anymore. There was one episode where everyone shared the same digital conscionceness. Yeah, really farking weird considering the first 16 or so episodes.
 
2012-12-13 11:32:09 AM

thecpt: NeoCortex42: If you want to really enjoy Eva, watch the movies that have been coming out recently. The first one basically recaps the first block of TV episodes, but after that they diverge quite wildly from the show.

Didn't even know there were new movies. Damn that show got weird towards the end. There weren't even robot fights anymore. There was one episode where everyone shared the same digital conscionceness. Yeah, really farking weird considering the first 16 or so episodes.


Here's the Wiki on the series:Link

It's a complete retelling of the story from the beginning over the course of four movies, with significant changes after the first movie. I've only seen the first two and they were great. The third one is still in theaters in Japan and the reviews I've read say it gets into the expected "WTF did I just watch" plot. I'm still looking forward to it, though.
 
2012-12-13 11:33:55 AM

colimar: Loved it
3.bp.blogspot.com]


Leave it to Japan to stage a battle between a robot and a giant pile of monster dicks.
 
2012-12-13 11:40:19 AM

NeoCortex42: Here's the Wiki on the series:Link

It's a complete retelling of the story from the beginning over the course of four movies, with significant changes after the first movie. I've only seen the first two and they were great. The third one is still in theaters in Japan and the reviews I've read say it gets into the expected "WTF did I just watch" plot. I'm still looking forward to it, though.


Going to have to try them. Do you know if the English voice overs are any good? FF7 AC was ruined by them and considering I might have to buy the first one to see it, I'd like insight if available.

Hope it still has conceptual goodness like a clone finding out they're a clone. Those episodes were kind of soul crushing.
 
2012-12-13 11:44:10 AM

thecpt: NeoCortex42: Here's the Wiki on the series:Link

It's a complete retelling of the story from the beginning over the course of four movies, with significant changes after the first movie. I've only seen the first two and they were great. The third one is still in theaters in Japan and the reviews I've read say it gets into the expected "WTF did I just watch" plot. I'm still looking forward to it, though.

Going to have to try them. Do you know if the English voice overs are any good? FF7 AC was ruined by them and considering I might have to buy the first one to see it, I'd like insight if available.

Hope it still has conceptual goodness like a clone finding out they're a clone. Those episodes were kind of soul crushing.


It's mostly the same cast as the television series dub. So if you were happy with that, give the movies a shot. English Dub announcement
 
2012-12-13 11:54:24 AM

Erix: NeoCortex42: Oafmeel: [i649.photobucket.com image 320x181]
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot

That's what we need, entire episodes of "I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away..."

/Thank goodness Rebuild of Eva has a more tolerable Shinji

Great series, but man, that kid was the most intolerable whiney biatch (I know that was kind of the point, but damn did it get grating).


For what its worth (nothing i guess), I didn't like the lack of buildup and total mental breakdown after his eva goes bezerk and crushes the other eva's pilot plug thing in the re-do
 
2012-12-13 12:00:11 PM

DaStompa: For what its worth (nothing i guess), I didn't like the lack of buildup and total mental breakdown after his eva goes bezerk and crushes the other eva's pilot plug thing in the re-do


I haven't watched the remakes yet, even though I have the first one sitting in my house right now. I'll need to give it a go soon, but I'm doubtful it will be as good as the original. Except for the end, which would be hard to not have done better.
 
2012-12-13 12:04:12 PM
I'm saying this as a fan of both del Toro's work and Kaiju/Super Sentai/Mechas...

THIS LOOKS LIKE TOOOOONS OF FUN!!!

I agree with others that said that in hands of other director *cough*michaelbay*cough* this could be an unwatchable mess that fails in even been a dumb action movie...

But I trust in del Toro's ability to create outstanding visuals and great deal of understanding of how to shoot an action scene.

/Yeah, probably this would be the closest thing to a Evangelion adaptation...
//Now, del Toro, please go back to try to make the "At the Mountains of Madness" movie...
///Please?
 
2012-12-13 12:06:21 PM

thecpt: Oafmeel: [i649.photobucket.com image 320x181]
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot

Can anyone give a good explanation of that show as to why the show completely changed direction after the recap episode? First 12 or so episodes were great and hopeful. Then apparently everyone stopped taking their prozak, and wtf?s transpired.


Because war is unpredictable. The early angels were major victories that greatly inspired confidence. Then we had the one that was a computer virus, which was the turning point.

then came the possed eva and the horror of the Dummyplug autopilot. then came the ass kicking byt he next angel, and the series of disturbing revelations, mindrape, etc, that flowed afterwards. By the time Shinji was forced to kill the only one in a long time to show any real affection for him, and yeah, everyone was basically broken down to nothing. The End of evangelion movie made things that much worse by starting with a massacre and losing battle against other humans.
 
2012-12-13 12:10:08 PM
I'm kind of curious as to why a couple of the Jaegers have two pilots doing synchronized movements. That just seems like needless redundancy.

/Still gonna watch the hell out of it.
//Will be terribly disappointed if the AI doesn't do some science.
 
2012-12-13 12:11:44 PM

DaStompa: Erix: NeoCortex42: Oafmeel: [i649.photobucket.com image 320x181]
does it better.
/screams at his dad instead of BWAAAAARRRRRRR
/hot

That's what we need, entire episodes of "I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away. I mustn't run away..."

/Thank goodness Rebuild of Eva has a more tolerable Shinji

Great series, but man, that kid was the most intolerable whiney biatch (I know that was kind of the point, but damn did it get grating).

For what its worth (nothing i guess), I didn't like the lack of buildup and total mental breakdown after his eva goes bezerk and crushes the other eva's pilot plug thing in the re-do


He doesn't get the chance, but he still goes nuts and threatens his father and Nerv HQ. The fight against that Eva, and the fight against the next angel are far more brutal affairs in the re-do.

Also, Mari's english voice is absolutely awesome, and her fights were fun as hell.

Shinji isn't really whiny to me, hes a 14 year old who honestly wants to be anywhere but in the cockpit of a 30 story weapon of mass destruction fighting a war he knows pretty much nothing about. It's like having a jr high student storm the beaches of Normandy without prior knowledge of the Nazi war machine.

Best part of the remakes is the stronger focus on Rei and Shinji in the films. Their relationship takes center stage, as far as character interactions goes.
 
2012-12-13 12:15:32 PM
Take the spider creatures in the tunnel from Cloverfield. Now make them headcrabs. Find a guy to play Dr. Gordon Freeman, Hugo Weaving as G-Man, and you have your Half-Life spinoff.
 
2012-12-13 12:18:00 PM

Antimatter: Shinji isn't really whiny to me, hes a 14 year old who honestly wants to be anywhere but in the cockpit of a 30 story weapon of mass destruction fighting a war he knows pretty much nothing about. It's like having a jr high student storm the beaches of Normandy without prior knowledge of the Nazi war machine.


Like I said, I really enjoy the series despite his biatching, and it's largely because at least they made it relatively understandable. But it would similarly be difficult to watch a show that had 5 minutes of crying babies every episode, no matter how realistic and central to the plot it is.
 
2012-12-13 12:18:37 PM

Antimatter: Because war is unpredictable. The early angels were major victories that greatly inspired confidence. Then we had the one that was a computer virus, which was the turning point.


Yeah, I really liked that about the show. It was really like the ground just gave out though. Like some people were on edge the entire time, but then why did the redhead become a wreck? They went from hopeful to absolutely crushed in a matter of minutes. Yeah, I need to watch it again. It's been..jeeze... like 7 years since I watched it.
 
2012-12-13 12:22:37 PM
 
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