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Monster Brawlin' new clips and posters for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim lay the smackdown

Jul. 1, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Guillermo Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM is making its final marketing push before smashing into theaters next month and today we have a look at three clips and two posters that highlight the robots vs. monsters carnage. The clips give you a much better idea of how the battles will go down and highlight the inventiveness we've come to expect in Del Toro's creature designs.

Recently, the film has been in the spotlight, because of tracking numbers that showed Adam Sandler's GROWN UPS 2 beating it at the box office and a number of folks taking to social media to bury the film before it even took its first breath. I don't know that PACIFIC RIM will redefine cinema, but it's one of those ideas that's perfectly suited to a summer audience. Sure, it could be perfectly awful, but based on all I've seen and the talent involved, they'd have to go way out of their way to screw it up.

Here's the clips:

Folks will make up their own mind one way or another when release time comes and determine whether or not we'll see a PACIFIC RIM 2 or a GROWN UPS 3 (or, potentially both). It's just sad to see this baseless trend of dooming a movie to failure before its even been seen. Personally, Del Toro is getting my cash, while Sandler's collection plate will be passed along without it.

PACIFIC RIM hits theaters on July 12, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Even if I had a free ticket to Grown Ups 2 you couldn't get me in the theater.
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3:19PM on 07/02/2013
So, there are a few concerns I see in these clips. One, Charlie Day is funny and I enjoy him in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (I also found his character, Art, in Monsters University to be the standout role that had all the best lines), but it seems to me that he yells ALL THE TIME. I MEAN, IN THAT FIRST CLIP, HE JUST SEEMS TO BE YELLING HIS LINES, WHICH, okay, I've got to stop. Yelling all the time can be just as annoying as using all caps. I was interested to see Charlie Day in this,
So, there are a few concerns I see in these clips. One, Charlie Day is funny and I enjoy him in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (I also found his character, Art, in Monsters University to be the standout role that had all the best lines), but it seems to me that he yells ALL THE TIME. I MEAN, IN THAT FIRST CLIP, HE JUST SEEMS TO BE YELLING HIS LINES, WHICH, okay, I've got to stop. Yelling all the time can be just as annoying as using all caps. I was interested to see Charlie Day in this, but if that clip is any indication, I'll likely be disappointed by him.

Second concern is the motion capture approach to operating the robots. I'm sorry, but it just looks ridiculous when you see these giant robots fighting aliens, and we cut to people in shiny suits going through the motions. What makes it even funnier is when they voice activate certain moves, like the elbow rocket in the above clip. Essentially, these soldiers were chosen to play an elaborate real-life version of a video game. The only consolation is that they aren't using this as an opportunity for product placement. If I saw that the motion capture device used for the robots was an elaborate version of the Microsoft Kinect, I would be so annoyed.

But this is Guillermo Del Toro, so it can't be all bad. Maybe these problems will look smaller in context to the film.
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1:37PM on 07/02/2013
I don't normally throw money away on IMAX. But damn There is no way I am not seeing this in IMAX.
I don't normally throw money away on IMAX. But damn There is no way I am not seeing this in IMAX.
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1:23PM on 07/02/2013
After Man of Steel this was my number 2 movie of this year. JUST BRING IT!!
After Man of Steel this was my number 2 movie of this year. JUST BRING IT!!
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11:39AM on 07/02/2013

This looks terrible...

Although its nice he brought back half the cast of Sons of Anarchy...
Although its nice he brought back half the cast of Sons of Anarchy...
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9:26AM on 07/02/2013
I can't believe I'm seeing red in this article.
I can't believe I'm seeing red in this article.
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8:24AM on 07/02/2013

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Bring on Thumbs Down, but damn this looks cheesy. Not a single clip makes me want to see this and I enjoy alien/destruction movies. Del Toro or not, this is Redbox material IMO.
Bring on Thumbs Down, but damn this looks cheesy. Not a single clip makes me want to see this and I enjoy alien/destruction movies. Del Toro or not, this is Redbox material IMO.
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8:15AM on 07/02/2013

It's getting too much.

I want to see the movie. But I'm not watching any more clips.
I understand they they have to get in the crowds that are only interested in sequels, remakes and superheroes. Maybe that needs the overexposure.
I want to see the movie. But I'm not watching any more clips.
I understand they they have to get in the crowds that are only interested in sequels, remakes and superheroes. Maybe that needs the overexposure.
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10:17PM on 07/01/2013
Re extra tidbit: hear hear. I don't think PacRim is going to do badly at all and am looking forward to seeing Del Toro layeth the smackdown.
Re extra tidbit: hear hear. I don't think PacRim is going to do badly at all and am looking forward to seeing Del Toro layeth the smackdown.
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8:57PM on 07/01/2013
Remember when everyone thought Avatar was going to fail? Or Titanic? Cameron can't be the only guy that knows how to prove "tracking" and media assumptions wrong.

Also, that second clip, hearing the old classic monster music play put a huge smile on my face. :)
Remember when everyone thought Avatar was going to fail? Or Titanic? Cameron can't be the only guy that knows how to prove "tracking" and media assumptions wrong.

Also, that second clip, hearing the old classic monster music play put a huge smile on my face. :)
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8:35PM on 07/01/2013

Guys, we haven't seen shit yet

These trailers look generic for a reason, Del Toro isn't one to spoil any plot points. There will a lot of plot and a lot of great acting here. The potential is all there, and GDT seems like he has made the movie he set out to make. And also, I heard from a good source that the movie explains why nukes and bombs are not used, and why military takes a back seat in general in this movie. I have a feeling this will be a great surprise, and will show Hollywood how giant robot movies should be made.
These trailers look generic for a reason, Del Toro isn't one to spoil any plot points. There will a lot of plot and a lot of great acting here. The potential is all there, and GDT seems like he has made the movie he set out to make. And also, I heard from a good source that the movie explains why nukes and bombs are not used, and why military takes a back seat in general in this movie. I have a feeling this will be a great surprise, and will show Hollywood how giant robot movies should be made. And even if it doesn't have a massive opening weekend, strong word of mouth and overseas performance will propel this movie to massive success.

And I love the fact that even with all this state of the art, great looking CGI, it has a huge amount of practical effects to ground the movie in reality. Del Toro literally created earthquakes in city streets to make the fights seem realistic and dangerous. Watch the making of clips on YouTube, they're really something.
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7:54PM on 07/01/2013
So, we're supposed to believe giant metal punches to the face are somehow more destructive than nuclear bombs?
So, we're supposed to believe giant metal punches to the face are somehow more destructive than nuclear bombs?
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8:02PM on 07/01/2013
the concept I believe is multiple nuclear bombs would eventually destroy the planet while we are trying to save it so that is basically the worst idea. Also, the giant robots can try and force the monsters away from the city, while bombs would just kill everything. Third the Kaiju blood is poisonous and fatal to humans so blowing the monsters up would spread its blood everywhere causing a ton of casualties. Pretty simple really. Now if you said why not a rail gun or a satellite gun, I would
the concept I believe is multiple nuclear bombs would eventually destroy the planet while we are trying to save it so that is basically the worst idea. Also, the giant robots can try and force the monsters away from the city, while bombs would just kill everything. Third the Kaiju blood is poisonous and fatal to humans so blowing the monsters up would spread its blood everywhere causing a ton of casualties. Pretty simple really. Now if you said why not a rail gun or a satellite gun, I would say its for the sake of entertainment, but because you said nuclear bombs its pretty easy to refute that terrible argument.
8:45PM on 07/01/2013
No, but giant metal punches can fight off monsters without destroying the entire city. The point is to guard the cities, keep them safe. Not nuke them and kill millions.
No, but giant metal punches can fight off monsters without destroying the entire city. The point is to guard the cities, keep them safe. Not nuke them and kill millions.
7:41PM on 07/01/2013

I've finally realized what it is that doesn't thrill me yet about this movie.

The thing is, the design of the kaijus, being Guillermo Del Toro, feels to me average from what I expected from him when the project was announced. I was hoping to be freaked out by his creations. Maybe watching them in the final product will change my mind.
The thing is, the design of the kaijus, being Guillermo Del Toro, feels to me average from what I expected from him when the project was announced. I was hoping to be freaked out by his creations. Maybe watching them in the final product will change my mind.
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10:15PM on 07/01/2013
You've only seen a very tiny percentage of actual Kaijus in the movie. There are Sea and Sky monsters, there are all kinds of crazy creatures that Del Toro would be crazy to spoil. It's Del Toro dude, do you really think the monsters will dissapoint?
You've only seen a very tiny percentage of actual Kaijus in the movie. There are Sea and Sky monsters, there are all kinds of crazy creatures that Del Toro would be crazy to spoil. It's Del Toro dude, do you really think the monsters will dissapoint?
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