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(Deadline)   "Pacific Rim" Gives Warner Bros' Its Largest Chinese Opening Ever   (deadline.com) divider line 182
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2013-08-01 09:46:36 AM
Giggity.
 
2013-08-01 09:48:43 AM
Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.
 
2013-08-01 09:49:53 AM

Crewmannumber6: Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.


If it's as fun as Pacific Rim was, I welcome it.
 
2013-08-01 09:50:31 AM

Crewmannumber6: Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.


So, I shouldn't give up on my lifelong dream, writing a hit motion picture screenplay called Robo-Splosion?
 
2013-08-01 09:53:35 AM

Crewmannumber6: Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.


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2013-08-01 09:54:23 AM
I'd like to give some of those Chinese ladies a Pacific Rim, if you know what I mean.. and I think you do..
 
2013-08-01 09:54:40 AM
what a chinese tossed salad might look like.

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2013-08-01 09:57:10 AM
I don't know if it was just my tempered expectations for Pacific Rim, but it was probably the most fun I've had watching a movie in a long time.  Not the best movie I've seen all year, but it's the only one this summer that I saw, and actually contemplated checking it out a second time before it leaves the theater.
 
2013-08-01 10:00:13 AM
B-b-b-b-but bomb!
 
2013-08-01 10:01:38 AM

AeAe: I'd like to give some of those Chinese ladies a Pacific Rim, if you know what I mean.. and I think you do..


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2013-08-01 10:06:59 AM
I'm confused. Everyone on Fark has been telling me that this movie was a box office bomb.
 
2013-08-01 10:07:49 AM

EyeballKid: Robo-Splosion?


Michael Bay?
 
2013-08-01 10:08:11 AM
Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.
 
2013-08-01 10:08:58 AM

Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.


In my experience it's only 3-5 days, but it happens every month.
 
2013-08-01 10:10:24 AM
I'll be buying Pacific Rim on DVD when it's available. It's just a great film. And I laughed when I saw Charlie from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in the movie.
 
2013-08-01 10:11:24 AM

Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.


Del Toro said that they had lots of extra footage of the Jagers fighting, so it wouldn't surprise me if they put some back in for China.
 
2013-08-01 10:11:34 AM

thornhill: I'm confused. Everyone on Fark has been telling me that this movie was a box office bomb.


in the US, it kind of was, a shame, i really enjoyed the movie...
 
2013-08-01 10:13:10 AM
Sounds right.  The Chinese tend to buy tickets for action movies with no profanity.  Chinese people do not swear.
 
2013-08-01 10:13:18 AM

DoblerMeyer: I don't know if it was just my tempered expectations for Pacific Rim, but it was probably the most fun I've had watching a movie in a long time.  Not the best movie I've seen all year, but it's the only one this summer that I saw, and actually contemplated checking it out a second time before it leaves the theater.


If you can, check it out IMAX 3D. I saw it 2D the first time and went back for 3D, and it was even better. You get a much better sense of scale watching it play out 3D. That opening scene when the monster trashes the Golden Gate Bridge is amazing.

Plus, since no one is going to see it, you'll have your choice of seats, which is how I got to see it at the optimum 3D position in the theater.
 
2013-08-01 10:13:28 AM

Crewmannumber6: Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.


Yeah, soon they're not even going to bother with dialog.
 
2013-08-01 10:17:56 AM

DoblerMeyer: I don't know if it was just my tempered expectations for Pacific Rim, but it was probably the most fun I've had watching a movie in a long time.  Not the best movie I've seen all year, but it's the only one this summer that I saw, and actually contemplated checking it out a second time before it leaves the theater.


This.

*SPOILERS*
I loved that the main characters never kissed.
I loved that the hero wasn't an impulsive jerk and that the heroine wasn't fetish-bait.
I loved the badass Aussie father.
I loved all three times Idris Elba raised his voice.
I loved Charlie Day totally geeking out in Hannibal Chau's workshop.
 
2013-08-01 10:19:01 AM

Mugato: Crewmannumber6: Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.

Yeah, soon they're not even going to bother with dialog.


Which will only help Michael Bay movies, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.
 
2013-08-01 10:20:42 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Sounds right.  The Chinese tend to buy tickets for action movies with no profanity.  Chinese people do not swear.


Are you farking kidding me?  Fark
 
2013-08-01 10:21:04 AM

scottydoesntknow: Crewmannumber6: Expect more and more blockbusters to be geared for the asian market. They have a lot more people so they'll sell a lot more tickets.

If it's as fun as Pacific Rim was, I welcome it.


This. The more I remember how folks tried to tank it before release, the warmer my heart gets at how successful the movie has become.  We need more movies based on original content.
 
2013-08-01 10:23:18 AM

Cubicle Jockey: I loved all three times Idris Elba raised his voice.


"One. Don't you ever touch me again."

"Two. Don't you ever touch me again."
 
2013-08-01 10:26:45 AM
Supposedly Leo DiCaprio wants to make a RoboTech film. Maybe the moderate success of this film will help make that happen.

/loves RoboTech
//well at least I did when I saw it in 5th grade
 
2013-08-01 10:28:16 AM
They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?
 
2013-08-01 10:28:59 AM

Cubicle Jockey: I loved Charlie Day totally geeking out in Hannibal Chau's workshop.


I really really really wanted him to blurt out "So what is your spaghetti policy here?"
 
2013-08-01 10:30:42 AM

Mugato: Supposedly Leo DiCaprio wants to make a RoboTech film. Maybe the moderate success of this film will help make that happen.

/loves RoboTech
//well at least I did when I saw it in 5th grade


In before people start biatching about calling it RoboTech instead of Macross.
 
2013-08-01 10:32:04 AM

Cubicle Jockey: DoblerMeyer: I don't know if it was just my tempered expectations for Pacific Rim, but it was probably the most fun I've had watching a movie in a long time.  Not the best movie I've seen all year, but it's the only one this summer that I saw, and actually contemplated checking it out a second time before it leaves the theater.

This.

*SPOILERS*
I loved that the main characters never kissed.
I loved that the hero wasn't an impulsive jerk and that the heroine wasn't fetish-bait.

I loved the badass Aussie father.
I loved all three times Idris Elba raised his voice.
I loved Charlie Day totally geeking out in Hannibal Chau's workshop.


Ticket. Sold.

Can't stand how every movie is a shaky cam'd, awkward/jerk hero who inevitably has to fall in love with the female lead.

/only exception to this would be a Mass Effect movie/HBO series
 
2013-08-01 10:32:12 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Cubicle Jockey: I loved Charlie Day totally geeking out in Hannibal Chau's workshop.

I really really really wanted him to blurt out "So what is your spaghetti policy here?"


A spa day? I feel like your starting a word a not finishing it. Do you mean spaghetti? Are you taking me for a spaghetti day?
 
2013-08-01 10:33:47 AM
Also, is this movie in any way like Robot Jox (a.k.a. *cough*Mechwarrior*cough*)?
 
2013-08-01 10:35:27 AM

ThreadSinger: Also, is this movie in any way like Robot Jox (a.k.a. *cough*Mechwarrior*cough*)?


Robot Jox is in my top 5 favoritest movies everz, but no; Pacific Rim is something else. Giant robots is the only comparison.
 
2013-08-01 10:36:19 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Sounds right.  The Chinese tend to buy tickets for action movies with no profanity.  Chinese people do not swear.


Which reminds me, why was it rated PG-13?

*spoilerish*
No human dies on screen. Not even Hannibal Chau if you wait and watch the stinger.
No profanity.
No drug use.
No gratuitous fanservice from the female cast members.
 
2013-08-01 10:37:56 AM

Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.


PsyLord: They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?


Like someone else said, it's likely there's a Chinese cut with a little extra footage of Crimson Typhoon kicking ass, like the Iron Man 3 cut where you see more of the Chinese surgeon guy doing stuff.

Also, Crimson Typhoon was the coolest looking mech.
 
2013-08-01 10:41:50 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.

PsyLord: They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?

Like someone else said, it's likely there's a Chinese cut with a little extra footage of Crimson Typhoon kicking ass, like the Iron Man 3 cut where you see more of the Chinese surgeon guy doing stuff.

Also, Crimson Typhoon was the coolest looking mech.


Did they add additional footage of Cherno Alpha for the Russian Market?

I'd honestly be kinda pissed because I would've loved to see additional footage of Crimson or Cherno kicking some ass. Crimson had 7 Kaiju kills going into the movie, and Cherno had 6, would've been cool to see some of that action before being worfed for the two Cat 4 Kaijus.
 
2013-08-01 10:41:57 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.

PsyLord: They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?

Like someone else said, it's likely there's a Chinese cut with a little extra footage of Crimson Typhoon kicking ass, like the Iron Man 3 cut where you see more of the Chinese surgeon guy doing stuff.

Also, Crimson Typhoon was the coolest looking mech.


Crimson Typhoon had the 2nd highest kaiju kill count.
 
2013-08-01 10:42:21 AM

Cubicle Jockey: Nana's Vibrator: Sounds right.  The Chinese tend to buy tickets for action movies with no profanity.  Chinese people do not swear.

Which reminds me, why was it rated PG-13?

*spoilerish*
No human dies on screen. Not even Hannibal Chau if you wait and watch the stinger.
No profanity.
No drug use.
No gratuitous fanservice from the female cast members.


Well, there IS a lot of monster gore, and it's pretty intense.  However, it used to be regular PG movies were worse than this - I recently watched a DVD of a crummy Shatner movie called "The Devil's Rain," which concluded with 10 minutes of people literally melting into puddles of goo and screaming in agony.

So the REAL reason is that studios don't like to rate movies anything but PG-13 because teenagers don't want to see movies rated PG and they're not supposed to see movies rated R.
 
2013-08-01 10:42:28 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.

PsyLord: They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?

Like someone else said, it's likely there's a Chinese cut with a little extra footage of Crimson Typhoon kicking ass, like the Iron Man 3 cut where you see more of the Chinese surgeon guy doing stuff.

Also, Crimson Typhoon was the coolest looking mech.


Wow, I must've blocked that out because I don't even remember a Chinese surgeon being in the movie.  I'll have to rewatch that when it comes out on bluray.  As far as the coolest looking mech, I liked Striker Eureka.  The funkiest looking one would be the Russian Cherno Alpha (where the hell is the head?  His whole upper torso IS the head!).
 
2013-08-01 10:44:01 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.

PsyLord: They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?

Like someone else said, it's likely there's a Chinese cut with a little extra footage of Crimson Typhoon kicking ass, like the Iron Man 3 cut where you see more of the Chinese surgeon guy doing stuff.

Also, Crimson Typhoon was the coolest looking mech.


Wouldn't surprise me at all -- spend, what, $4 million with an extra CGI scene (maybe 3 minutes) of a Kaiju destroying Macau (which has an awesome waterfront skyline, very distinct looking, see below) with Crimson Typhoon coming in to kick its ass, put it in at the beginning of the movie where they're establishing the scene.

livedealer.org
 
2013-08-01 10:44:09 AM
FTFA: "No one is yet saying this movie is going to turn a profit due to the high cost of its Industrial Light & Magic CGI which sent the budget to $180M-$220M. "


Yea, we'll get a sequel. it won't be a 200 million dollar live action movie though.
 
2013-08-01 10:44:31 AM

ThreadSinger: Can't stand how every movie is a shaky cam'd, awkward/jerk hero who inevitably has to fall in love with the female lead.


Fair warning...

The hero is strongheaded and prideful, but he is also quick to admit when he is wrong, and cares deeply for his partner from the get-go.

And the two definitely love each other.
Now whether that love is platonic or romantic is left unsaid, which is wonderful.
 
2013-08-01 10:45:39 AM

meanmutton: Rev. Skarekroe: Oysterman: Considering how long the Crimson Typhoon lasted, I'm surprised by this.

PsyLord: They weren't outraged by the minimal screen time of Crimson Typhoon?

Like someone else said, it's likely there's a Chinese cut with a little extra footage of Crimson Typhoon kicking ass, like the Iron Man 3 cut where you see more of the Chinese surgeon guy doing stuff.

Also, Crimson Typhoon was the coolest looking mech.

Wouldn't surprise me at all -- spend, what, $4 million with an extra CGI scene (maybe 3 minutes) of a Kaiju destroying Macau (which has an awesome waterfront skyline, very distinct looking, see below) with Crimson Typhoon coming in to kick its ass, put it in at the beginning of the movie where they're establishing the scene.

[livedealer.org image 606x310]


Actually, now I want to see that scene.
 
2013-08-01 10:46:31 AM

Cubicle Jockey: ThreadSinger: Can't stand how every movie is a shaky cam'd, awkward/jerk hero who inevitably has to fall in love with the female lead.

Fair warning...

The hero is strongheaded and prideful, but he is also quick to admit when he is wrong, and cares deeply for his partner from the get-go.

And the two definitely love each other.
Now whether that love is platonic or romantic is left unsaid, which is wonderful.


You can't get any more intimate than a mind meld.
 
2013-08-01 10:47:50 AM

Cubicle Jockey: And the two definitely love each other.
Now whether that love is platonic or romantic is left unsaid, which is wonderful.


Word of God (i.e. Del Toro) says it's completely platonic. He purposely didn't want them falling in love. It's more like a brother and sister.

PsyLord: The funkiest looking one would be the Russian Cherno Alpha (where the hell is the head? His whole upper torso IS the head!).


It's supposed to invoke the feel of a nuclear cooling tower. Cherno Alpha - Chernobyl.
 
2013-08-01 10:48:48 AM

thornhill: I'm confused. Everyone on Fark has been telling me that this movie was a box office bomb.


Because they think only America counts as far as movie markets go.
 
2013-08-01 10:49:42 AM

jaybeezey: In before people start biatching about calling it RoboTech instead of Macross.


Well this will be made in the USA so it's RoboTech. Besides, people don't know WTF "Macross" is. With RoboTech you have an idea of what you're getting into. That's why Pacific Rim could have been named better.
 
2013-08-01 10:50:53 AM

verbaltoxin: thornhill: I'm confused. Everyone on Fark has been telling me that this movie was a box office bomb.

Because they think only America counts as far as movie markets go.


You need the American market to pull its share, though.  It still generally is around 50-60% of the revenue for this kind of movie.  Underperforming in the US hurts the movie quite a bit.

That said, I do think it'll make a (small) profit.  Enough to get $200 million for a sequel?  Not sure.
 
2013-08-01 10:51:03 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Well, there IS a lot of monster gore, and it's pretty intense.


Yeah, but it's of the "glowing blue blood" variety that people usually use to avoid the more restrictive ratings.

You are right about the older scale though. Rocky, Temple of Doom, and Jaws were all PG.
 
2013-08-01 10:54:29 AM

meanmutton: verbaltoxin: thornhill: I'm confused. Everyone on Fark has been telling me that this movie was a box office bomb.

Because they think only America counts as far as movie markets go.

You need the American market to pull its share, though.  It still generally is around 50-60% of the revenue for this kind of movie.  Underperforming in the US hurts the movie quite a bit.

That said, I do think it'll make a (small) profit.  Enough to get $200 million for a sequel?  Not sure.


I'm surprised it didn't do as well as I expected.  Seriously, it's got giant robots!  What happened to those kids that grew up on Power Rangers?  Also it's like a huge Iron Man suit fighting giant monsters.  How can that miss?!?!  Plus you got the gamer cross-over with GLaDOS' voice and the white suits of Gypsy Danger that is reminiscent of Portal.
 
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