Galileo's Daughter: Did anyone else think that Charlie Day's character looked exactly like JJ Abrams?
Klaumbaz: Walker: Looks like a Power Rangers movie without the campy humor. Pass.Power Rangers: Humans sit in giant robots and fight giant monsters.Pacific Rim: Humans sit in giant robots and fight giant monsters.Good god your young.Robots fighting monsters...G-Force, voltron? many many others. go get a history.
Optimal_Illusion: Klaumbaz: Walker: Looks like a Power Rangers movie without the campy humor. Pass.Power Rangers: Humans sit in giant robots and fight giant monsters.Pacific Rim: Humans sit in giant robots and fight giant monsters.Good god your young.Robots fighting monsters...G-Force, voltron? many many others. go get a history.Ultraman.Giant Robo aka Jonny Sokko and his Flying Robot.Force Five aka Mazinger, Getter Robo G, et al.Tetsujin 28 aka Gigantor.Science Ninja Team Gatchaman aka Battle Of the Planets/G-Force/Eagle RidersEven MMPR's original DNA goes back quite a bit as Super Sentai, and owes a nod to the Japanese version of Spider-Man.And more recently you can youtube shows like GaoGaiGar, Gurren Lagann, Godannar, and oh so many other big honkin' robots beating the snot out of the monster of the week. And like the three I just mentioned, they tend to throw physics out the window, then jump on it's gut. While being over the top awesome.
Thurston Howell: Saw Pacific Rim last night and enjoyed the hell out of it.Back in the halcyon days of Battle of the Planets, Starblazers, Voltron and Robotech, the characters were hilariously one-dismensional. The big chief always gruff but occasionally fatherly; the male lead always a young hotshot gifted beyond any of his peers--but with a mile-wide rebellious streak; the scientists/doctors always bumbling comic relief...No, it's not Citizen Kane, but it tipped its hat to the conventions of the genre and let me remember what it was to be 8 and watching anime shows that had a different sensibility than the ubiquitous Disney or Hanna-Barbera cartoons.All you need to ask yourself is "Does seeing a giant mech punch a giant monster in the head sound like a good time?" If the answer is yes, go see it.
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