So to fight large alien monsters, humans spent how many billions, and unfathomable amounts of time, tech development and labor to build a transformer like humanoid robot for defense. Sure that sound's logical and likely the best way to deal with that situation. Forget building canons or missile strikes from DROINS. Apparently we need pilots un these advanced machines. Remote control via anywhere else would just be silly. Right?
BadChadB33writes: on January 8th, 2013 at 9:47:21 AM
I'm only watching this film because Guillermo Del toro did great on the first Hellboy film.
minkowskiwrites: on January 8th, 2013 at 5:08:48 PM
Hmmmm. Thoughts. Again, looks and sounds a lot like Transformers in some parts. Idris Elba just won't fill seats, especially not with women. Not sure this will resonate with much of the American audience, even if it does fill that summer tentpole spot often reserved for Transformers. Better blitz the media with solid marketing. No lead character to which teenagers and young adults can identify. None that I see anyway, which tells me the studio either doesn't understand American demographics, or they don't care. Or maybe they're looking to bank internationally.
Anyway, looks good, conceptually, but....too damned dark, not in the color grading, but in the shots. Not a lot of clear night time shots either. Scenes look like it was shot on the dark side of the moon.
And the San Fran Bay bridges sure do get a lot of work. Damned bridge shot is almost identical to the one in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Not going to lie, it does look good visually, in terms of effects and costumes.
If the new Power Rangers movie (theatrical, I believe) Saban is planning, looked anything like this, I'd go see it in a heartbeat.
minkowskiwrites: on January 8th, 2013 at 5:36:23 PM
Hmmmm. I'm full of hmmmms today.
Anyway, wonder why no one mentioned this yet:
"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
Seems remarkably similar to "To fight monsters we created monsters".
And where do the monsters come from? The abyss, not to be confused with James Cameron's film.
Wonder if del Toro will tie that old Nietzchean chestnut into the film, giving it a moral theme and thus, in my eyes, improving it, or is Pacific Rim another mindless summer mash-up of Ultraman and Transformers?
The abyss - was quite dissapointed by that one...friendly aliens and sh*tty cast...Biehn should have played the ed harris role and Mary elizabeth whatever sucked balls.still better then avatar in my book.
minkowskiwrites: on January 8th, 2013 at 5:57:11 PM
The aliens are always superior to us evil humans, Rambo. Cameron does that a lot. In Terminator 2, it was the mindless soulless robot who was better than people, too; and in Titanic, it was the boat.
finally finished zero dark thirty...the first 90 minutes are total waste of time.boring crap.the last 45 minutes are action packed and well made despite being total b.s that never happened in reality.5/10