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2013-07-08 11:34:32 PM  
www.american-buddha.com
 
2013-07-08 11:37:00 PM  
WTF 80%?
 
2013-07-08 11:39:34 PM  
The previews make it look pretty good.  I've been seeing more movies in the theaters lately, and this one is certainly on my list.  It looks like it has elements of NGE in it, so that alone makes me want to check it out.
 
2013-07-08 11:46:07 PM  
Looks good to me. And I could only make it about 20 minutes into Transformers and that was on shrooms.
 
2013-07-08 11:47:24 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The previews make it look pretty good.  I've been seeing more movies in the theaters lately, and this one is certainly on my list.  It looks like it has elements of NGE in it, so that alone makes me want to check it out.


I think a live action NGE movie would destroy the minds of most here in the states, especially if they used up all their budget before the last 15 minutes of the film
 
2013-07-08 11:47:42 PM  
So I found this kinda weird. 2 of the "rotten" reviews are 3/5 and 2.5/4 stars, so 60% and 63% respectively. RT's threshold is 60% for Fresh/Rotten yet it gave them 'rotten' reviews. I looked at one of their past histories and every review that was a 3/5 stars (up to "Man of Steel") was rated 'fresh'. MoS was given a 'rotten' at 3/5 and it looks random after that for anything with a 3/5.

/I don't care if it plummets, I'm seeing this
//It won't plummet
 
2013-07-08 11:50:38 PM  

TheManofPA: TuteTibiImperes: The previews make it look pretty good.  I've been seeing more movies in the theaters lately, and this one is certainly on my list.  It looks like it has elements of NGE in it, so that alone makes me want to check it out.

I think a live action NGE movie would destroy the minds of most here in the states, especially if they used up all their budget before the last 15 minutes of the film


It's been so long since I watched it all that I can't remember which parts were in the series, the OVA and the movie.  Elements of the ending do certainly result in spontaneous brain reboots, but I'd like to think that a big budget live action movie adaptation could work; or maybe a well written HBO live action miniseries.
 
2013-07-08 11:51:06 PM  
Apparently you can make a good movie where giant robots fight giant monsters so long as you don't let Michael Bay anywhere near it

Fixed it
 
2013-07-09 12:41:46 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-09 12:42:10 AM  
There are a two of Michael Bay movies that I enjoyed. Armageddon and The Rock.  They were enjoyable action flicks.

I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

But then enjoying them doesn't mean they are greatest films ever made.  Sometimes, I just want to be entertained.
 
2013-07-09 01:40:28 AM  
Apparently you can make a good movie so long as you don't let Michael Bay anywhere near it

FTFY
 
2013-07-09 01:41:04 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Apparently you can make a good movie where giant robots fight giant monsters so long as you don't let Michael Bay anywhere near it

Fixed it


I am so slow
 
2013-07-09 02:03:31 AM  
The set-up: a rift deep in the Pacific Ocean exposes a portal to another dimension. (And why the hell not?) Through this portal come giant Godzilla-esque beasts called kaiju. They each get their own call sign because call signs are awesome. They stomp around and kill, but are not totally indestructible. The governments of the world join forces to create giant protector robots called Jaegers. The Jaegers all get call signs too because, in case you forgot, call signs are awesome.

Oh yeah, the neural handshake - formally referred to as the "drift" - is just one of the glorious pulpy SF terms in this movie. Jaegers are kept in the Shatterdome, the three Chinese pilots fight using something called "Thundercloud Formation" and the man in charge of the whole operation is named Stacker Pentecost, played with superlative badassery by Idris Elba.


http://www.film.com/movies/pacific-rim-review

Ok, think I have to see this.
 
2013-07-09 02:07:11 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: There are a two of Michael Bay movies that I enjoyed. Armageddon


Armageddon is insanely stupid but I like it too. Will always watch it again when I see it on cable, and enjoy it while marveling at how stupid it is.

/well of course the moon exploration vehicles carry 20mm gatling guns
 
2013-07-09 02:15:19 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: There are a two of Michael Bay movies that I enjoyed. Armageddon and The Rock.  They were enjoyable action flicks.

I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.


The original Transformers cartoon series (and comic books) were about giant robots with human sidekicks, fighting interesting evil robots.

The movie had humans with robot sidekicks, who fought near-mute evil robots.  Other than Megatron, the rest of the Decepticons had maybe three lines total.  Then the fight scenes were mostly jerky-cam close-ups of indistinguishable metal colliding with indistinguishable metal.
 
2013-07-09 04:28:35 AM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 460x612]


this just gave me a great idea
 
Skr
2013-07-09 05:20:02 AM  
Been wanting to see this movie badly. Have a feeling it is going to give me a big O.
 
2013-07-09 05:25:26 AM  
But where are the robot's awkward teenage masters and their wacky parents who instigate really uncomfortable conversations about sex and drugs? Why, not even one robot is a racist stereotype.
 
2013-07-09 05:27:58 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: There are a two of Michael Bay movies that I enjoyed. Armageddon and The Rock.  They were enjoyable action flicks.

I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

But then enjoying them doesn't mean they are greatest films ever made.  Sometimes, I just want to be entertained.


No it was just as bad as people said, Battleship was a cinematic marvel in comparison. I watched it on cable and felt like he raped my childhood.
 
2013-07-09 06:01:21 AM  

vossiewulf: The set-up: a rift deep in the Pacific Ocean exposes a portal to another dimension. (And why the hell not?) Through this portal come giant Godzilla-esque beasts called kaiju. They each get their own call sign because call signs are awesome. They stomp around and kill, but are not totally indestructible. The governments of the world join forces to create giant protector robots called Jaegers. The Jaegers all get call signs too because, in case you forgot, call signs are awesome.

Oh yeah, the neural handshake - formally referred to as the "drift" - is just one of the glorious pulpy SF terms in this movie. Jaegers are kept in the Shatterdome, the three Chinese pilots fight using something called "Thundercloud Formation" and the man in charge of the whole operation is named Stacker Pentecost, played with superlative badassery by Idris Elba.

http://www.film.com/movies/pacific-rim-review

Ok, think I have to see this.


If this review is correct and it lacks some kinda "hey I had bad things happen to me, you had bad things happen to you, lets make babby k?" forced romance then I already have more faith in it than most movies.
 
2013-07-09 06:06:24 AM  

stoli n coke: But where are the robot's awkward teenage masters and their wacky parents who instigate really uncomfortable conversations about sex and drugs? Why, not even one robot is a racist stereotype.


Do all the black actors get to shout their lines?
 
2013-07-09 06:21:30 AM  
I'm glad it's being reviewed positively.  I'll be seeing it opening weekend.  However, the only tragedy (term used very loosely) is that Grown Ups 2 will probably win the weekend with it's comparatively modest budget.  Why spend more money on something a little different when you can bank on a cookie cutter comedy.
 
2013-07-09 06:35:38 AM  
Or, alternatively, "you can make a good movie about anything as long as you get Guillermo del Toro involved in it"
 
2013-07-09 06:56:11 AM  

Ray_Finkle: Do all the black actors get to shout their lines?


"We are cancelling the apocalypse!"
 
2013-07-09 07:22:48 AM  
It seems like this film was in production forever. It's a little bit surreal that its only two more sleeps 'til I actually get to see it. Part if me almost expects to be turned away on Thursday with a just-kidding-it's-still-in-post excuse.

/if I weren't on my phone I'd so turn this post into an Idris Elba pic spam
//sorry
 
2013-07-09 07:26:39 AM  

Nefarious: I'm glad it's being reviewed positively.  I'll be seeing it opening weekend.  However, the only tragedy (term used very loosely) is that Grown Ups 2 will probably win the weekend with it's comparatively modest budget.  Why spend more money on something a little different when you can bank on a cookie cutter comedy.


You think Pacific Rim won't win the weekend? The movie is going to make a babillion dollars.

I cannot effin wait to see it!
 
2013-07-09 07:30:50 AM  
Is anyone else not terribly excited about this? I don't know what's happening, but I feel like I'm slowly drifting out of the target geek demographic. It just looks super corny... all the synchronized walking, the bad one liners...

Keywork99: "We are cancelling the apocalypse!"


... yeah, that one.

Did you have to grow up wtih Gundam or something to love this sort of thing? I played Mech Warrior to death, but I just don't get the appeal.

That's before we start on the non-stop hype.

/the movies I like probably suck as well
 
2013-07-09 07:33:22 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: Is anyone else not terribly excited about this? I don't know what's happening, but I feel like I'm slowly drifting out of the target geek demographic. It just looks super corny... all the synchronized walking, the bad one liners...

Keywork99: "We are cancelling the apocalypse!"

... yeah, that one.

Did you have to grow up wtih Gundam or something to love this sort of thing? I played Mech Warrior to death, but I just don't get the appeal.

That's before we start on the non-stop hype.

/the movies I like probably suck as well


I watched a lot of badly dubbed Sunday afternoon Japanese monster movies as a kid. Some part of my psyche needs to see human-helmed mechs fighting giant aliens.
 
2013-07-09 07:36:02 AM  
My question is, does Charlie Hunnam get naked?
 
2013-07-09 07:44:34 AM  

LlamaGirl: My question is, does Charlie Hunnam get naked?


Half.

/top half, though.
//it is PG-13 after all
 
2013-07-09 07:46:15 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: There are a two of Michael Bay movies that I enjoyed. Armageddon and The Rock.  They were enjoyable action flicks.

I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

But then enjoying them doesn't mean they are greatest films ever made.  Sometimes, I just want to be entertained.


No, that's a statement you make to normal people. If you are on the Internet or in front of "Ebert-in-training", you need to say you hate anything that was popular. Because liking popular things is a tragedy worse than Hitler and 9/11 combined.

steamingpile: No it was just as bad as people said, Battleship was a cinematic marvel in comparison. I watched it on cable and felt like he raped my childhood.


I am glad sad that your cartoon marketed to you only for merchandise to make your parents buy stuff was taken over by Hollywood who made a movie that those unwashed masses enjoyed for reasons only an untrained monkey would understand.
 
2013-07-09 07:46:48 AM  

Keywork99: Ray_Finkle: Do all the black actors get to shout their lines?

"We are cancelling the apocalypse!"



The character also has a fantastic line with the tie-in comic:

"I've never believed in the End Times. We are mankind. Our footprints are on the moon. When the last trumpet sounds and the Beast rises from the pit - we will kill it!"
 
2013-07-09 07:52:01 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: There are a two of Michael Bay movies that I enjoyed. Armageddon and The Rock.  They were enjoyable action flicks.

I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

But then enjoying them doesn't mean they are greatest films ever made.  Sometimes, I just want to be entertained.


for me it's The Rock and Bad Boys 2

/pearl harbor sucked
 
2013-07-09 08:01:20 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: I played Mech Warrior to death


This, as well as the earlier Armored Core games for the PS1.
 
2013-07-09 08:01:57 AM  
Gotta see this!  Charlie Day and Ron Perlman in the trailer cemented the deal.
 
2013-07-09 08:11:06 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.


I tried to like it, but I was offended by how bad it was. And my reasons why it sucked aren't what most people would expect:
1) It had too much plot.
2) It did not have enough robots-fighting-robots.
3) What action we actually got was incomprehensible and utterly forgettable.

It failed as a popcorn-munching action flick, because it was  boooooring and the story was too complex.
 
2013-07-09 08:26:06 AM  

schemy: Gotta see this!  Charlie Day and Ron Perlman in the trailer cemented the deal.


That's what cemented it for me too
 
2013-07-09 08:30:26 AM  

t3knomanser: Darth_Lukecash: I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

I tried to like it, but I was offended by how bad it was. And my reasons why it sucked aren't what most people would expect:
1) It had too much plot.
2) It did not have enough robots-fighting-robots.
3) What action we actually got was incomprehensible and utterly forgettable.

It failed as a popcorn-munching action flick, because it was  boooooring and the story was too complex.


Yep, that's pretty much my problems too. I get that it's a popcorn-shutoff-your-brain-and-watch-explosions flick and I'm ok with that. The problem was I couldn't give too shiats about Shia LaDouche or any of the human characters, I wanted to see giant robots beating the shiat out of each other. But the action scenes were HORRIBLE, you couldn't see what was going on and the one time I actually got into (Optimus whipping a sword out and beheading a Decepticon), it was over too quick and we were right back to the craptacular human characters again.
 
2013-07-09 08:32:55 AM  

t3knomanser: Darth_Lukecash: I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

I tried to like it, but I was offended by how bad it was. And my reasons why it sucked aren't what most people would expect:
1) It had too much plot.
2) It did not have enough robots-fighting-robots.
3) What action we actually got was incomprehensible and utterly forgettable.

It failed as a popcorn-munching action flick, because it was  boooooring and the story was too complex.



Pretty much. I didn't watch the cartoon when I was a kid, but the Transformers movies were mind-numbingly dumb. It's basically the invasion plot of Independence Day coupled with the wacky family hijinks of American Pie.

I like good popcorn movies, but just because they are marketed to 12-year olds doesn't mean they have to come off like they were written by 12-year olds.

Pacific RIm, though, looks like it'll be pretty fun.
 
2013-07-09 08:34:07 AM  

Confabulat: And I could only make it about 20 minutes into Transformers and that was on shrooms.


Darth_Lukecash: I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.


steamingpile: No it was just as bad as people said, Battleship was a cinematic marvel in comparison. I watched it on cable and felt like he raped my childhood.


t3knomanser: I tried to like it, but I was offended by how bad it was.



I've never understood how people don't realize comments like these make them sound like complete idiots. And yet, in any Michael Bay/Transformers thread, there is always someone who throws each of these out. Like there's some sort of Internet Movie Moron Bingo game going on somewhere.
 
2013-07-09 08:45:43 AM  

Uncle Pooky: Confabulat: And I could only make it about 20 minutes into Transformers and that was on shrooms.

Darth_Lukecash: I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

steamingpile: No it was just as bad as people said, Battleship was a cinematic marvel in comparison. I watched it on cable and felt like he raped my childhood.

t3knomanser: I tried to like it, but I was offended by how bad it was.


I've never understood how people don't realize comments like these make them sound like complete idiots. And yet, in any Michael Bay/Transformers thread, there is always someone who throws each of these out. Like there's some sort of Internet Movie Moron Bingo game going on somewhere.


stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

/The first transformers was silly popcorn fun
 
2013-07-09 08:48:43 AM  
Hey now, it's not like this movie is as good as Robot Jox or anything. Let's all slow down and take a deep breath
 
2013-07-09 08:58:32 AM  
www.sinemaestro.com
Yes...yes you can.
 
2013-07-09 08:58:42 AM  
As cool as it looks, I better wait and watch it at home where I can grumble about it being too loud, too choppy & too fast on screen.
Face it - we old folk are a real pain in the ass in the theatres during blockbuster screenings.
 
2013-07-09 09:00:30 AM  
One of the review listed on RT:

"The squarest, clunkiest and certainly loudest movie of director Guillermo del Toro's career, a crushed-metal orgy that plays like an extended 3D episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" on very expensive acid. "

Note to self: If I every try acid, make it expensive and watch Power Rangers.
 
2013-07-09 09:01:04 AM  

AntonChigger: The first transformers was silly popcorn fun


It was silly, but it was not fun. They somehow made a movie about giant robots fighting and didn't have nearly enough giant robot fighting. It was a tedious movie with a plot far more complex than the material deserved.
 
2013-07-09 09:04:27 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: Is anyone else not terribly excited about this? I don't know what's happening, but I feel like I'm slowly drifting out of the target geek demographic. It just looks super corny... all the synchronized walking, the bad one liners...


Same.  It's like an attempt to make a good meal entirely out of red meat.  Like what those  Saw franchise movies did to horror.  "The audience likes gore-porn?  Well, let's just do an entire series of movies that are nothing  but gore-porn!  That way, we don't need to pay someone to write a story!"
 
2013-07-09 09:05:55 AM  

AntonChigger: Uncle Pooky: Confabulat: And I could only make it about 20 minutes into Transformers and that was on shrooms.

Darth_Lukecash: I also enjoyed the first Transformer movie...it really wasn't as bad as everyone was saying.

steamingpile: No it was just as bad as people said, Battleship was a cinematic marvel in comparison. I watched it on cable and felt like he raped my childhood.

t3knomanser: I tried to like it, but I was offended by how bad it was.


I've never understood how people don't realize comments like these make them sound like complete idiots. And yet, in any Michael Bay/Transformers thread, there is always someone who throws each of these out. Like there's some sort of Internet Movie Moron Bingo game going on somewhere.

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

/The first transformers was silly popcorn fun


EVERY MB Transformers movie sucked, and you want to know why?  Because in reality those movies were about a pathetic loser that sets out by trying to sell an irreplaceable family heirloom to buy shiatty used car in vain hopes that he will get laid only to accidentally stumble into a fight between some giant alien robots.  And he does it again for two more movies.

Seriously the ending to the third one could have had SOME character growth, considering he had just killed Starscream by himself, instead of sitting there and crying while his best friend was being executed would it have really been too out of place for him to find a stray grenade launcher dropped by a now dead SF operator? Just to distract Shockwave long enough for Bumblebee to do what he did anyway? Beating Patrick /Dempsey with a pipe did not make Shia any less a biatch.  Saving Bumblebee WOULD HAVE.

I don't need to compare Bay Atrocities to the vastly superior animated film from 1986 because they suck even when judged by their own merits.
 
2013-07-09 09:09:19 AM  
Going to see it for free tonight. Will report back tomorrow
 
2013-07-09 09:12:48 AM  

Skr: Been wanting to see this movie badly. Have a feeling it is going to give me a big O.


What you did there. I see tomato.
 
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