History Film / PacificRim

19th May '17 7:28:01 AM Sumatris
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Downplayed but still there. Just about every technologically advanced nation built Jaegers during the Kaiju War. Of the four that're left by the time the movie takes place, [[spoiler:the Chinese and the Russian ones get curbstomped without inflicting any damage worth noting, and the Australian Jaeger pulls a HeroicSacrifice, leaving the outdated US-American Jaeger's primary pilot (who also happens to be American) as the one to successfully finish the mission and end the war]]. Can leave a particularly bad taste in the mouth due to how utterly useless Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon prove to be when they're needed most.

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Downplayed but still there. Just about every technologically advanced nation built Jaegers during the Kaiju War. Of the four that're left by the time the movie takes place, [[spoiler:the Chinese and the Russian ones get curbstomped without inflicting any damage worth noting, and the Australian Jaeger pulls a HeroicSacrifice, leaving the outdated US-American Jaeger's primary pilot (who also happens to be American) as the one to successfully finish the mission and end the war]]. This happens after Gipsy already [[spoiler:saved Hong Kong because the other three were already down by that point]]. Can leave a particularly bad taste in the mouth due to how utterly useless Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon of all things prove to be when they're needed most.
19th May '17 7:25:57 AM Sumatris
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Downplayed but still there. Just about every technologically advanced nation built Jaegers during the Kaiju War. Of the four that're left by the time the movie takes place, [[spoiler:the Chinese and the Russian ones get curbstomped without inflicting any damage worth noting, and the Australian Jaeger pulls a HeroicSacrifice, leaving the outdated US-American Jaeger's primary pilot (who also happens to be American) as the one to successfully finish the mission and end the war]]. Can leave a particularly bad taste in the mouth due to how utterly useless Cherno Alpha and Crimson Typhoon prove to be when they're needed most.
10th May '17 2:16:19 AM Sumatris
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%%** Tendo touts the construction of Gipsy Danger by stating that the hull is made out of solid iron, no alloys. There's a good reason why tanks, rifles, skyscrapers, etcetera use steel, not iron...

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%%** ** Tendo touts the construction of Gipsy Danger by stating that the hull is made out of solid iron, no alloys. There's a good reason why tanks, rifles, skyscrapers, etcetera use steel, not iron...iron. Just a few scenes earlier, Pentecost does basically the same by proudly announcing that Crimson Typhoon's armor consists of pure titanium instead of alloys. Large-scale construction projects almost never incorporate pure metals precisely because alloys tend to be one hell of a lot stronger than any of their individual components.
7th May '17 3:39:30 PM Sumatris
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* GiantFlyer: [[spoiler:As it turns out, Otachi's real distinguishing feature isn't its acid spit or its badass tail - it's its ginormous wings.]]
7th May '17 3:36:12 PM Sumatris
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* AudibleSharpness: Related to the above, every deployment of a blade weapon by any Jaeger is accompanied by a very satisfying sound. Funnily, this even extends to Otachi's prehensile claw tail; especially noticeable when it grapples with Gipsy in downtown Hong Kong.
7th May '17 3:30:26 PM Sumatris
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Raleigh does this after Yancy's death against Knifehead five years prior to the film's main storyline. However, based on film and supplemental data, it's revealed that Raleigh is the only pilot to flat-out ''quit'' the Jaeger program. All other pilots have either been killed or reassigned (like Pentecost). It's the main reason why Chuck is so disgusted and hostile towards him.

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Raleigh does this after Yancy's death against Knifehead five years prior to the film's main storyline. However, based on film and supplemental data, it's revealed that Raleigh is the only pilot to flat-out ''quit'' the Jaeger program. All other pilots have either been killed or reassigned (like Pentecost). It's the main reason why Chuck is so disgusted and hostile towards him.him.
** When Mako accidentally activates Gipsy's Plasma Caster inside the Shatterdome, ''everyone'' very hurriedly evacuates the area... except for the Kaidanovskys, [[NervesOfSteel who casually stroll away]].


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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch:
** Newt isn't such a big fan of Hannibal anymore after the Hong Kong attack.
--> '''Newt''': Guess who's back, you one-eyed bitch!
** During the final battle, Raleigh calls the opposing Kaijus sons of bitches. Twice.


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* TurnsRed: It's only after Otachi has lost its acid spit and its lethal tail to Gipsy that it breaks out its most dangerous ability, the one that really sets it apart from every other Kaiju in history: [[spoiler:it can fly, which instantly proves the already breached Wall of Life completely, utterly useless]].
25th Apr '17 5:12:55 PM StFan
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** When Leatherback disabled Striker Eureka with it's EMP, Mako has to go into battle, despite being completely failed to drift properly on her first attempt and nearly shooting up the base by subconsciously activating Gypsy Danger's plasma cannon.
* {{EMP}}: Leatherback knocks Hong Kong off the power grid, along with disabling a Jaeger, with an electromagnetic pulse.

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** When Leatherback disabled disables Striker Eureka with it's its EMP, Mako has to go into battle, despite being having completely failed to drift properly on her first attempt and nearly shooting up the base by subconsciously activating Gypsy Danger's plasma cannon.
* {{EMP}}: Leatherback knocks Hong Kong off the power grid, along with disabling a Jaeger, with an electromagnetic pulse. It is generated by a bioluminescent organ on its back; the first thing Gypsy Danger does during their battle is to rip it off to avoid a repeat.
25th Apr '17 8:04:34 AM buckmana
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* EmergencyTraineeBattleDeployment: Two examples, one offscreen in lore:
** When the Jaeger neural interface was first tested and it was discovered a two pilot system was required, the scientist who created it volunteered to be the second pilot alongside the actual trained soldier. Possibly justified because all prior test pilots had been killed due to the strain of using the interface alone.
** When Leatherback disabled Striker Eureka with it's EMP, Mako has to go into battle, despite being completely failed to drift properly on her first attempt and nearly shooting up the base by subconsciously activating Gypsy Danger's plasma cannon.
13th Apr '17 9:16:58 AM aresef
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** Charlie Hunnam's accent slips right from the opening monologue and is iffy from there.
8th Apr '17 4:20:53 AM StFan
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After some DevelopmentHell, Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that a sequel titled ''Film/PacificRimUprising''is in production. It has been announced to premiere on February 23, 2018 and has added both Creator/JohnBoyega and CreatorScottEastwood to the cast. Del Toro will not be directing (though he will stay on as a producer), and the film will instead be directed by Steven S. [=DeKnight=] (who was previously showrunner on ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' and ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'').

'''Characterization tropes for Humans, Jaegers and Kaijus go on to the [[Characters/PacificRim Characters Sheet]].'''

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After some DevelopmentHell, Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that a sequel titled ''Film/PacificRimUprising''is ''Film/PacificRimUprising'' is in production. It has been announced to premiere on February 23, 2018 and has added both Creator/JohnBoyega and CreatorScottEastwood Creator/ScottEastwood to the cast. Del Toro will not be directing (though he will stay on as a producer), and the film will instead be directed by Steven S. [=DeKnight=] (who was previously showrunner on ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' and ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'').

'''Characterization tropes for Humans, Jaegers and Kaijus go on to the [[Characters/PacificRim Characters Sheet]].'''
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