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Old 01-07-2013, 13:25
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I have a lot of faith in GDT, but there are a number of strikes against the movie becoming a super-hit;

1) a dreadful title that means nothing to the general public,
2) a few recognisable faces, but no stars,
3) and it looks like another just Transformers movie from the trailers and posters.

I'd be wary of the "buzz" too - it could mean it'll be another Avengers, or it could be the next Snakes On A Plane or Scott Pilgrim...

It's virtually impossible for a blockbuster movie to actually lose money worldwide (especially with DVD & TV sales factored in), so "flop" is a relative term, but I think this could "underperform" without stellar word-of-mouth...
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:49
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Have to admit, when I first saw the trailer my mum turned round to me and said, "Another Transformers movie?"
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Old 01-07-2013, 15:16
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I'm looking forward to it. I have seen lots of bus posters- every one in Leeds seems to have one at the moment - and one advert on TV but have to agree that cinema advertising has been virtually non-existent

As for a film needing "big" names to guarantee success. How many LOTR stars were "big" names before the films?
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Old 02-07-2013, 17:50
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i think it will look amazing andi hope it will do ok
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Old 02-07-2013, 18:33
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I'm looking forward to it. I have seen lots of bus posters- every one in Leeds seems to have one at the moment - and one advert on TV but have to agree that cinema advertising has been virtually non-existent

As for a film needing "big" names to guarantee success. How many LOTR stars were "big" names before the films?
Viggo mortenson
Ian McKellen
Ian Holm
Sean Bean
Bloke from Lost
Christopher Lee
Bloke from Matrix

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Old 02-07-2013, 22:29
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I have seen it and in my opinion it was awful.
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Old 02-07-2013, 23:43
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As for a film needing "big" names to guarantee success. How many LOTR stars were "big" names before the films?
Erm..true. But LotR was a book once, or so I'm told. Some people may even have read it.

Whereas Pacific Rim is just....Pacific Rim.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:33
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I have seen it and in my opinion it was awful.
Sorry, but i need more.

When, where and how? Give us your proper review of the film.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:33
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Sorry, but i need more.

When, where and how? Give us your proper review of the film.
yes please enlighten us!!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:44
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I haven't heard of any preview screenings of the film, so I doubt anyone outside of the cast and crew has seen it ..
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Old 05-07-2013, 00:28
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I've read that the reviews for Pacific Rim are embargoed but I don't know untill when.Im guessing it will be early next week as the film is out next Friday!
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:37
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Anyone seen the DS story of celebs praising the movie?

Tweets smell something fishy! In my opinion.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:57
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Elba's Luther co-star Sienna Guillory also turned out for the film's debut, as did 'MMMBop' hitmakers Hanson.


Oooooookay......
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:36
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I haven't heard of any preview screenings of the film, so I doubt anyone outside of the cast and crew has seen it ..
There have definitely been preview screenings, actually, with test screenings as far back as feb and march of this year. So quite a lot of people outside the cast and crew has seen it at this point.
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Old 05-07-2013, 19:24
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I watched Olympus Has Fallen this morning. Damn good action flick. Had no idea it had done so poorly at the box office. It had no advertising over here that I saw of, but it should've done much better than $160m worldwide.
That's actually quite healthy for an R/15 rated movie it took just shy of $100 million in the U.S on a production budget of 80. The movie is more a less in the black already with international takings too.
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Old 05-07-2013, 22:53
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Both Boyd Hilton and Simon Mayo have put on twitter that they would see Pacific Rim again but they can't say anymore.Boyd them said its like Transformers with characters you actually care about!
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Old 05-07-2013, 23:31
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Both Boyd Hilton and Simon Mayo have put on twitter that they would see Pacific Rim again but they can't say anymore.Boyd them said its like Transformers with characters you actually care about!
Well Kanye West has tweeted that it's the greatest film he's ever seen so what more endorsement than that do you need?
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:39
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Well Kanye West has tweeted that it's the greatest film he's ever seen so what more endorsement than that do you need?
*tumbleweed*

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Old 06-07-2013, 14:56
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Anyway, the buzz about Pacific Rim started last year since it was the film that Del Toro left the Hobbit to make.
This is such a wildly inaccurate statement.
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:22
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Went to a preview screening earlier today and I thought that it was just an absolutely fantastic big budget summer blockbuster. Loved the design & implementation of both the Kaiju & Jaegers and felt the fight sequences were very well choreographed indeed.

Although performance wise the only actors that really stood out were Mana Ashida (as 'Young Mako') & Ron Perlman I still thought everyone else involved was pretty solid and I even warmed to the two (initially) very irritating research scientists by the time we were about midway through the movie. Story wise I'm not going to pretend there was anything particular deep going on here but it moved along at a decent pace and to be fair this film was more about delivering a visual spectacle (which it did in spades).

Overall this gets a 9/10 from me and as I think that it's trailers are pretty representative of the film that is on offer I'd suggest using them as a guide when deciding whether or not to go and see this when it opens nationwide on Friday...
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Old 06-07-2013, 17:37
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It's getting publicity. My cheap Red Bull substitute (39p compared to 1.20) has it all over their cans.
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Old 07-07-2013, 00:26
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Story wise I'm not going to pretend there was anything particular deep going on here but it moved along at a decent pace and to be fair this film was more about delivering a visual spectacle (which it did in spades).

Overall this gets a 9/10 from me and as I think that it's trailers are pretty representative of the film that is on offer
So it really is just robots fighting monsters? Remind you of Transformers at all?

By the way Idris Elba was on The One Show last night doing promo for Pacific Rim.
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Old 07-07-2013, 00:55
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So it really is just robots fighting monsters? Remind you of Transformers at all?
Well there's a bit more to it than that but yeah essentially robots vs monsters represents a substantial proportion of the film's running time.

I have to say that I didn't get a Transformers type vibe from the fight sequences, they're certainly far more fluid & less chaotic than those directed by Michael Bay.

There's a lot of shots switching between the pilots making a move & the Jaegers implementing it so it feels very much like watching a man vs animal fight than anything else...
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:00
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Well there's a bit more to it than that but yeah essentially robots vs monsters represents a substantial proportion of the film's running time.

I have to say that I didn't get a Transformers type vibe from the fight sequences, they're certainly far more fluid & less chaotic than those directed by Michael Bay.

There's a lot of shots switching between the pilots making a move & the Jaegers implementing it so it feels very much like watching a man vs animal fight than anything else...
Cool, well either way i'm still gonna check it out because the trailers do make the film look awesome!
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:04
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The money available world-wide has obviously led the US film studios astray.

They can make films like "Pacific Rim" and they will make some money, even if the US public reject it big time.

So the world is the under-writer for US movies. At the moment.

It will probably crash and burn very soon as "the world" get's sick of the same old shallow tat.
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