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Guillermo Del Toro says if Pacific Rim 2 happens, expect to see a Kaijaeger!

Jul. 22, 2013by: Alex Maidy

PACIFIC RIM is approaching $180 million worldwide, but the $68 million domestic gross may be a big hurdle for the film's chances at getting a sequel. But, since the early days of production, Guillermo Del Toro has been talking about what we would expect to see from PACIFIC RIM 2, when and if it happens.

Slash Film gathered some quotes from Del Toro regarding where Travis Beacham's in progress script is headed. The question is: where can you go to top giant robots fighting giant monsters? How about the ultimate love child?  (WARNING: Spoilers if you haven't seen PACIFIC RIM!)

I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.

How is that possible?

Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there.

Anything else?

We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.

I loved PACIFIC RIM and really don't think a sequel is necessary, but this would be an intriguing way to up the ante.  For those who have seen the movie, you know that the Kaiju are not naturally born but created by an intelligent alien race.  Now that they know their monsters can be defeated, why not combine your enemy with your creation for some major biotech horrorforms!

So far, PACIFIC RIM is grossing the most in South Korea, so who knows what will happen when it opens in China and Japan.  Those results could push us to the brink of witnessing Guillermo Del Toro getting to play once more in the wondrous sandbox he has created.

Source: Slash Film

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10:28AM on 07/26/2013

yes i'll have another

loved pacific rim! whatever he's planning for a sequel, i'm there. hope it makes enough money to justify it.
loved pacific rim! whatever he's planning for a sequel, i'm there. hope it makes enough money to justify it.
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5:02PM on 07/24/2013
I thought Pacific Rim was great fun, and I really hope Del Toro gets to make his sequel. And seriously, what IS with the completely disproportionate up/down votes on these comments?!? Are there just some very angry trolls out there with a lot of clone accounts that have nothing better to do than vote down those who enjoyed it? I've seen it in previous Pacific Rim columns here, and it's bizarre.
I thought Pacific Rim was great fun, and I really hope Del Toro gets to make his sequel. And seriously, what IS with the completely disproportionate up/down votes on these comments?!? Are there just some very angry trolls out there with a lot of clone accounts that have nothing better to do than vote down those who enjoyed it? I've seen it in previous Pacific Rim columns here, and it's bizarre.
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1:53PM on 07/24/2013
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1:44PM on 07/24/2013
Loved this film, although I would like to see a sequel about Jaegers vs Jaegers. But Kaijaegers sound fun too.
Loved this film, although I would like to see a sequel about Jaegers vs Jaegers. But Kaijaegers sound fun too.
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10:50AM on 07/24/2013
Please, please, PLEASE let this happen. Please.
Please, please, PLEASE let this happen. Please.
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3:57PM on 07/23/2013

Holy fuck, what is going on in the comments?

I mean Jesus Christ... before Pacific Rim came out, people were downvoted mercilessly for thinking it looked like shit, and upvotes were given liberally to those that just copy and pasted the same tired enthusiasm for the movie... and now that the movie's out, anyone who is praising it highly is downvoted to hell and people who hate it are upvoted?

What the fuck, for real.
I mean Jesus Christ... before Pacific Rim came out, people were downvoted mercilessly for thinking it looked like shit, and upvotes were given liberally to those that just copy and pasted the same tired enthusiasm for the movie... and now that the movie's out, anyone who is praising it highly is downvoted to hell and people who hate it are upvoted?

What the fuck, for real.
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11:39PM on 07/23/2013
It has been the same with every highly-anticipated movie this year. The comments are almost predictable in their rolling in and out with the tides of cynicism and unrealistic expectations. Just look at Iron Man 3, Star Trek 2, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim... I can already hear the swelling of bitter ooze that will be spewed after The Wolverine and Elysium. Hell, I wouldn't be surprise if The World's End gets a lynching as well. Smh.
It has been the same with every highly-anticipated movie this year. The comments are almost predictable in their rolling in and out with the tides of cynicism and unrealistic expectations. Just look at Iron Man 3, Star Trek 2, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim... I can already hear the swelling of bitter ooze that will be spewed after The Wolverine and Elysium. Hell, I wouldn't be surprise if The World's End gets a lynching as well. Smh.
1:52PM on 07/24/2013
Yeah, I find a bit odd that the positive comments have more or less the same amount of downvotes.
Yeah, I find a bit odd that the positive comments have more or less the same amount of downvotes.
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1:29PM on 07/23/2013
Bring it on.
Bring it on.
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3:38PM on 07/23/2013
I feel like you didn't read my comment. I said if it where made by Micheal Bay. And the reason the user rating is so high, is only fanboys leave reviews. Myself included. And the only people who saw the movie, judging by the box office reports, are the fanboys.
I feel like you didn't read my comment. I said if it where made by Micheal Bay. And the reason the user rating is so high, is only fanboys leave reviews. Myself included. And the only people who saw the movie, judging by the box office reports, are the fanboys.
6:48PM on 07/24/2013
I did read your comment. Most of it wasn't worth responding to because you're factually incorrect on several things. The bit I did respond to was "Besides the fanboys, myself excluded, no one cared about this movie." to which I pointed out it got a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a score produced by the aggregate rating of film critics, not fanboys (in case you weren't aware). I'm not even sure you know what a fanboy is in this case. The Michael Bay comment is silly because you
I did read your comment. Most of it wasn't worth responding to because you're factually incorrect on several things. The bit I did respond to was "Besides the fanboys, myself excluded, no one cared about this movie." to which I pointed out it got a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a score produced by the aggregate rating of film critics, not fanboys (in case you weren't aware). I'm not even sure you know what a fanboy is in this case. The Michael Bay comment is silly because you know as well as I do Michael Bay never would have made a movie that looked like Pacific Rim does.
9:09AM on 07/23/2013
That's fantastic! Now we can watch a movie where we'll see monster robots and never find out how they learned to build them! Seriously I know we all love Del Toro, but he made a really bad movie. I'm one to like just about every movie I see, regardless of how far fetched. But to much is to much. This movie was so riddled with plot holes, and terrible acting, and the music, which maybe would've suited another movie better, was just an awful match for this. The only enjoyable part was Ron P. and
That's fantastic! Now we can watch a movie where we'll see monster robots and never find out how they learned to build them! Seriously I know we all love Del Toro, but he made a really bad movie. I'm one to like just about every movie I see, regardless of how far fetched. But to much is to much. This movie was so riddled with plot holes, and terrible acting, and the music, which maybe would've suited another movie better, was just an awful match for this. The only enjoyable part was Ron P. and Charlie Day, and even Day was mostly dragged down by that weird sidekick. Besides the fanboys, myself excluded, no one cared about this movie. And regardless of weather anyone will admit it, if this was the same movie line, for line, the only difference was,"directed by Micheal Bay," not only would it be standing at less than %20 reviews, but even the few fanboys who maybe really did like this would be singing a different tune. Because that's the world we live in.
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1:31PM on 07/23/2013
72% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yeah, NO ONE liked it.
72% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yeah, NO ONE liked it.
11:43PM on 07/23/2013
For someone who obviously didn't enjoy PR, you seem to write an awful lot about it.
For someone who obviously didn't enjoy PR, you seem to write an awful lot about it.
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6:02AM on 07/23/2013
You know what else you should put in the film big G? Day time.
You know what else you should put in the film big G? Day time.
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3:44PM on 07/23/2013
Ya, really. I'd liked to have seen the part that's in that banner at the top of the page in the movie.
Ya, really. I'd liked to have seen the part that's in that banner at the top of the page in the movie.
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1:21AM on 07/23/2013
$68mil? How lame are moviegoers to ignore something with visual perfection like Pacific Rim while giving Michael Bay a rim down in the pacific for making Transformers? Puns and stupid wordplay aside, PR is an awesome feat with insane cinematography and probably the best use of CGI I've seen since I can't even remember. Did the rest of the story amaze me? No. It was pointless and told by flat characters but this movie promised insane battles with robots and monsters and it delivered. I really,
$68mil? How lame are moviegoers to ignore something with visual perfection like Pacific Rim while giving Michael Bay a rim down in the pacific for making Transformers? Puns and stupid wordplay aside, PR is an awesome feat with insane cinematography and probably the best use of CGI I've seen since I can't even remember. Did the rest of the story amaze me? No. It was pointless and told by flat characters but this movie promised insane battles with robots and monsters and it delivered. I really, really, really want to see a sequel. Especially if it involves a Kaijaeger!
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11:32PM on 07/22/2013
So Jaeger pilots drifting with Kaiju convincing the Kaiju to turn on their masters and then riding the Kaiju back through the rift to exact some revenge?

I could be down for that.
So Jaeger pilots drifting with Kaiju convincing the Kaiju to turn on their masters and then riding the Kaiju back through the rift to exact some revenge?

I could be down for that.
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11:28PM on 07/22/2013
What I want to see in this sequel .... forget the aliens, what if now we have humans making his own kaiju and with all Jaegers destroyed , cha cha chaaaan ... some scientist spend his time making his own earth defender named M A Z I N G E R ...
What I want to see in this sequel .... forget the aliens, what if now we have humans making his own kaiju and with all Jaegers destroyed , cha cha chaaaan ... some scientist spend his time making his own earth defender named M A Z I N G E R ...
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11:17PM on 07/22/2013
What I want to see in this sequel .... forget the aliens, what if now we have humans making his own kaiju and with all Jaegers destroyed , cha cha chaaaan ... some scientist spend his time making his own earth defender named M A Z I N G E R ...
What I want to see in this sequel .... forget the aliens, what if now we have humans making his own kaiju and with all Jaegers destroyed , cha cha chaaaan ... some scientist spend his time making his own earth defender named M A Z I N G E R ...
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10:11PM on 07/22/2013
I can picture it now. A 600,000 ton Jaeger w 2 mind-melded Kaiju piloting it....
I can picture it now. A 600,000 ton Jaeger w 2 mind-melded Kaiju piloting it....
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3:36PM on 07/23/2013
Carried in by two helicopters!
Carried in by two helicopters!
9:28PM on 07/22/2013
I loved Pacific Rim and it has easily become one of my favorite films of the year and easily the best time I have had at the movies this year. Would love to see where Del Toro would take the story next and if we actually do get a sequel, I will be there opening night.
I loved Pacific Rim and it has easily become one of my favorite films of the year and easily the best time I have had at the movies this year. Would love to see where Del Toro would take the story next and if we actually do get a sequel, I will be there opening night.
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3:46PM on 07/23/2013
It will be you and yourself there Soloist.
It will be you and yourself there Soloist.
8:51PM on 07/22/2013
Most fun movie of the year.
Most fun movie of the year.
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3:47PM on 07/23/2013
Don't get out much?
Don't get out much?
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8:01PM on 07/22/2013

Interesting

I sure hope the studio lets Del Toro do his thing in a sequel.
I sure hope the studio lets Del Toro do his thing in a sequel.
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5:45PM on 07/22/2013

Interesting

I sure hope the studio lets Del Toro do his thing in a sequel. It might finish off with 30 mill worldwide. That should be plenty. And THIS is the funniest Pacific Rim parody I've seen.
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I sure hope the studio lets Del Toro do his thing in a sequel. It might finish off with 30 mill worldwide. That should be plenty. And THIS is the funniest Pacific Rim parody I've seen.
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5:31PM on 07/22/2013
Does that mean they will be able to some how control a Kaiju? I thought it was awesome, my gf however took a nap during it. But i enjoyed it. Hope to see a sequel. Would love to see Godzilla make an appearance but thats a long shot.
Does that mean they will be able to some how control a Kaiju? I thought it was awesome, my gf however took a nap during it. But i enjoyed it. Hope to see a sequel. Would love to see Godzilla make an appearance but thats a long shot.
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5:09PM on 07/22/2013

Cool

I HATE when people say a sequel ISN'T necessary. WHAT FUCKING SEQUAL IS!?
I HATE when people say a sequel ISN'T necessary. WHAT FUCKING SEQUAL IS!?
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6:09PM on 07/22/2013
CARS 2.

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CARS 2.

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4:58PM on 07/22/2013
I enjoyed the hell out of PACIFIC RIM but I really don't think a sequel is warranted. It's perfect and fun as a standalone film. If they do end up giving the green light on the second film, I'll still shell out the cash to see it. I just think that this first entry is wondrous to behold and something I can't wait to show my kids later on down the line.
I enjoyed the hell out of PACIFIC RIM but I really don't think a sequel is warranted. It's perfect and fun as a standalone film. If they do end up giving the green light on the second film, I'll still shell out the cash to see it. I just think that this first entry is wondrous to behold and something I can't wait to show my kids later on down the line.
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4:50PM on 07/22/2013
My Kajigger!!
My Kajigger!!
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4:38PM on 07/22/2013

Bring On Pac-Rim 2

I went into this movie before actually "caring." Only went, because my son and I usually head to the movies on Sundays and watch 2 movies. This was the "eh, we'll watch this movie cause it's on..." Plus, I thought they were trying to force-feed the advertising down our throats. Both he and I were completely in awe of this movie. The visual effects are pretty stunning.
I went into this movie before actually "caring." Only went, because my son and I usually head to the movies on Sundays and watch 2 movies. This was the "eh, we'll watch this movie cause it's on..." Plus, I thought they were trying to force-feed the advertising down our throats. Both he and I were completely in awe of this movie. The visual effects are pretty stunning.
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4:37PM on 07/22/2013

Bring On Pac-Rim 2

I went into this movie before actually "caring." Only went, because my son and I usually head to the movies on Sundays and watch 2 movies. This was the "eh, we'll watch this movie cause it's on..." Plus, I thought they were trying to force-feed the advertising down our throats. Both he and I were completely in awe of this movie. The visual effects are pretty stunning.
I went into this movie before actually "caring." Only went, because my son and I usually head to the movies on Sundays and watch 2 movies. This was the "eh, we'll watch this movie cause it's on..." Plus, I thought they were trying to force-feed the advertising down our throats. Both he and I were completely in awe of this movie. The visual effects are pretty stunning.
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4:33PM on 07/22/2013

Bring On Pac-Rim 2

I went into this movie before actually "caring." Only went, because my son and I usually head to the movies on Sundays and watch 2 movies. This was the "eh, we'll watch this movie cause it's on..." Plus, I thought they were trying to force-feed the advertising down our throats. Both he and I were completely in awe of this movie. The visual effects are pretty stunning.
I went into this movie before actually "caring." Only went, because my son and I usually head to the movies on Sundays and watch 2 movies. This was the "eh, we'll watch this movie cause it's on..." Plus, I thought they were trying to force-feed the advertising down our throats. Both he and I were completely in awe of this movie. The visual effects are pretty stunning.
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3:58PM on 07/22/2013

Bring it

So most of these people in the comments prefer Grown Ups 2 and Transformers.

This movie didn't flop its not even out in every country yet, it only shows Americans are idiots when it comes to most everything.
So most of these people in the comments prefer Grown Ups 2 and Transformers.

This movie didn't flop its not even out in every country yet, it only shows Americans are idiots when it comes to most everything.
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3:51PM on 07/22/2013
Urgh, this movie flopped and we still have to hear about it? Enough.
Urgh, this movie flopped and we still have to hear about it? Enough.
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4:00PM on 07/22/2013
Did you like Dredd? How about Fight Club?
Did you like Dredd? How about Fight Club?
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3:50PM on 07/22/2013
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3:43PM on 07/22/2013

*SPOILERS*

I may get some or many thumbs down from some of the fanboys, but Pacific Rim was pretty disappointing for me. It came off as a bunch of cliches put together. For example:

*The only speaking black character dies in the film.
*The only major Asian character (who is female) falls for the white hero at first sight. Of course, they end up together at the end of the film.
*The minor Asian male characters die with very few lines.
*Any other non-American characters that are 'played up' are
I may get some or many thumbs down from some of the fanboys, but Pacific Rim was pretty disappointing for me. It came off as a bunch of cliches put together. For example:

*The only speaking black character dies in the film.
*The only major Asian character (who is female) falls for the white hero at first sight. Of course, they end up together at the end of the film.
*The minor Asian male characters die with very few lines.
*Any other non-American characters that are 'played up' are killed off easily. (e.g. The Russian jaeger pilots and the aforementioned Chinese pilots).
*The Kaiju take over planets and consume their resources before moving on to other worlds, which sounds like ID4's aliens.
*The final speech in PR is reminiscent of the President's speech in ID4.

With that said, I did like Elba's character and I would have liked to have seem HIM as the lead. I also liked Charlie Day's character, and Ron Perlman was funny and interesting as well. I even like Clifton Collins' character (and we may remember him as the Romulan Ayel from 2009's Star Trek). Too, I did like the effects and the hardware.

If there is a Part 2, Del Toro needs to up the ante and give us a film that breaks from the norm in how characters from various backgrounds are depicted.
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3:56PM on 07/22/2013
Nice try Gloria Allred, but no one cares about your opinions here.
Nice try Gloria Allred, but no one cares about your opinions here.
4:06PM on 07/22/2013
Realize what you just said ChosBeforeHos, then delete your waste of space. Or don't, nobody cares.
Realize what you just said ChosBeforeHos, then delete your waste of space. Or don't, nobody cares.
4:24PM on 07/22/2013
That's just rude, ginopags.
That's just rude, ginopags.
4:53PM on 07/22/2013
To be fair, millions of people died in Pacific Rim as well as all the Jaegers robots themselves. I can't remember how many they started with but it was far more than just a meager 4. Yes, America is still the hero, same old cliche EVERYWHERE so, yeah. Overall I enjoyed the movie a lot. To each their own
To be fair, millions of people died in Pacific Rim as well as all the Jaegers robots themselves. I can't remember how many they started with but it was far more than just a meager 4. Yes, America is still the hero, same old cliche EVERYWHERE so, yeah. Overall I enjoyed the movie a lot. To each their own
5:06PM on 07/22/2013
It's an American movie, written by some white guy and directed by a Mexican guy.

People always bitch about this kind of stuff.... you want a kick ass movie with an Asian female lead, well then you're probably gonna have to find a female asian to write it. People write what they know, and then make up the rest as they go along.
It's an American movie, written by some white guy and directed by a Mexican guy.

People always bitch about this kind of stuff.... you want a kick ass movie with an Asian female lead, well then you're probably gonna have to find a female asian to write it. People write what they know, and then make up the rest as they go along.
7:42PM on 07/22/2013
So DeepSpaceMonkey,

You're telling me the white-American screenwriter was 'writing what he knew' (i.e. killing off black characters, having the white male lead get with the Asian female, killing off any non-Americans, and killing off any Asian males).

Hmmm...

I guess with that questionable and destructive mindset, diversity is very much needed in the 'American' film biz!

ChosBeforeHos,

You need to be receptive to opinions that vary from yours. Not everyone is going to like the
So DeepSpaceMonkey,

You're telling me the white-American screenwriter was 'writing what he knew' (i.e. killing off black characters, having the white male lead get with the Asian female, killing off any non-Americans, and killing off any Asian males).

Hmmm...

I guess with that questionable and destructive mindset, diversity is very much needed in the 'American' film biz!

ChosBeforeHos,

You need to be receptive to opinions that vary from yours. Not everyone is going to like the same movie as you, and different people will have different outlooks on media depictions depending on their background, age, demographics, etc.
1:27PM on 07/23/2013
Personally I was more interested in the robots than the nationalities of the people driving them...
Personally I was more interested in the robots than the nationalities of the people driving them...
3:42PM on 07/22/2013

It doesnt need a sequel,

But I'll be there opening night to see it. I LOVED Pacific Rim. With movie audiences crying for original films & then not going out & supporting this more here in the states, I've become very disappointed in American audiences. It was an outstanding summer blockbuster in almost every way.
But I'll be there opening night to see it. I LOVED Pacific Rim. With movie audiences crying for original films & then not going out & supporting this more here in the states, I've become very disappointed in American audiences. It was an outstanding summer blockbuster in almost every way.
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3:50PM on 07/23/2013
Well be sure to let us know when something original comes out and we'll all be there.
Well be sure to let us know when something original comes out and we'll all be there.
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3:32PM on 07/22/2013

No please!

Pacific Rim was entertaining, but it ended like I don't need a sequel. You know what film Del Toro should make a sequel to? HELLBOY!
Yes, a third one!
Pacific Rim was entertaining, but it ended like I don't need a sequel. You know what film Del Toro should make a sequel to? HELLBOY!
Yes, a third one!
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3:20PM on 07/22/2013

Yes!

Maidy... saying a sequel to this movie isn't necessary is like saying you don't want a second piece of delicious pie because you already had one. I'm so glad the movie has enough international draw to warrant a part 2. I'll be there opening night.
Maidy... saying a sequel to this movie isn't necessary is like saying you don't want a second piece of delicious pie because you already had one. I'm so glad the movie has enough international draw to warrant a part 2. I'll be there opening night.
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10:17AM on 07/23/2013
You'd be at any piece of shit opening night, wouldn't you?
You'd be at any piece of shit opening night, wouldn't you?
11:53AM on 07/23/2013
I love a great pie, but I'm quite happy to say "no" to a second piece. This is the reason I'm not fat.
I love a great pie, but I'm quite happy to say "no" to a second piece. This is the reason I'm not fat.
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