History Film / PacificRim

9th Aug '16 5:39:33 PM Tallens
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* ActivationSequence: The first time we see a Jeager in action, it's shown activating the control area in the head, which is then attached to the main body, culminating in the neural drift that connects the two pilots and allows them to control the enormous robot. A variant is seen later as Raleigh and Mako are attempting to establish a drift.
6th Aug '16 6:18:24 AM contrafanxxx
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* BigNo: Raleigh, when Yancy is killed.
2nd Aug '16 3:51:03 PM StFan
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** There is simply no way a Kaiju-sized creature can survive Earth's gravity; the largest dinosaur to walk on land was about [[http://time.com/103722/biggest-dinosaur-argentina/ 85 tons]], while the smallest Kaiju is [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Onibaba 2,040]] tons and the largest one, only seen underwater, is a whopping [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Knifehead 8,700 metric tons, or 9,590 tons]]. Of course, [[spoiler: being artificial creatures created by a species literally millions of years old who can travel between dimensions, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien there are some liberties.]]]]

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
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ArtisticLicenseBiology: There is simply no way a Kaiju-sized creature can survive Earth's gravity; the largest dinosaur to walk on land was about [[http://time.com/103722/biggest-dinosaur-argentina/ 85 tons]], while the smallest Kaiju is [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Onibaba 2,040]] tons and the largest one, only seen underwater, is a whopping [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Knifehead 8,700 metric tons, or 9,590 tons]]. Of course, [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being artificial creatures created by a species literally millions of years old who can travel between dimensions, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien there are some liberties.]]]]



** Radio waves don't travel well underwater. This would have made communication problematic during the final battle

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** Radio waves don't travel well underwater. This would have made communication problematic during the final battlebattle.



* AstronomicZoom: Starts out with this at the very beginning of the film... and then subverts it because they're actually underwater particulates around the opening Rift at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

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* AstronomicZoom: Starts out with this It looks like the start of one at the very beginning of the film... and then subverts it it's subvertedit because they're the "stars" are actually underwater particulates around the opening Rift at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.



* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack Of The 500 Foot Whatever]]: Giant aliens suddenly appear from beneath the Pacific to destroy humanity.

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* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack Of The 500 Foot Whatever]]: Giant AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: More like 500-Foot-Whatever -- giant aliens suddenly appear from beneath the Pacific to destroy humanity.



* AwesomeAussie: The Australian Striker Eureka is the most advanced and powerful Jaeger made and has the most confirmed Kaiju kills (11). The Striker Eureka pilots encompass this better than their Jaeger. They have the broadest (terrible) Australian accent imaginable, and when their Jaeger is disabled [[spoiler: they climb outside and take potshots at a Kaiju with flare guns to keep it distracted and away from civilians]]. Basically, it's surprising they don't challenge Kaiju to games of knifey spooney.
--> '''Herc''': ''[grabbing the flare guns]'' Now, we have a choice here: either we sit and wait, or we take these flare guns and do something ''really'' stupid.

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* AwesomeAussie: The Australian Striker Eureka is the most advanced and powerful Jaeger made and has the most confirmed Kaiju kills (11). The Striker Eureka pilots encompass this better than their Jaeger. They have the broadest (terrible) Australian accent imaginable, and when their Jaeger is disabled [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they climb outside and take potshots at a Kaiju with flare guns to keep it distracted and away from civilians]]. Basically, it's surprising they don't challenge Kaiju to games of knifey spooney.
--> '''Herc''': -->'''Herc:''' ''[grabbing the flare guns]'' Now, we have a choice here: either we sit and wait, or we take these flare guns and do something ''really'' stupid.



** Raleigh and Mako spend a great deal of the movie flirting and having quiet moments together, and there's an AlmostKiss after the final battle that leaves a viewer to think if they hadn't cut to black quite so soon... WordOfGod says that there were takes of the scene with a kiss filmed, but del Toro decided to leave it open to audience interpretation during post production. (The BigDamnKiss is left intact in the novelization.)

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** Raleigh and Mako spend a great deal of the movie flirting and having quiet moments together, and there's an AlmostKiss after the final battle that leaves a viewer to think if they hadn't cut to black quite so soon... WordOfGod says that there were takes of the scene with a kiss filmed, but del Toro decided to leave it open to audience interpretation during post production.post-production. (The BigDamnKiss is left intact in the novelization.)



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Newt expressed a desire to see a Kaiju up close. He got his wish when [[spoiler: Otachi (and by extension, Otachi Jr.) specifically came to Hong Kong to kill him.]] Raleigh even lampshaded this.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Newt expressed expresses a desire to see a Kaiju up close. He got his wish when [[spoiler: Otachi [[spoiler:Otachi (and by extension, Otachi Jr.) specifically came comeq to Hong Kong to kill him.]] Raleigh even lampshaded lampshades this.
2nd Aug '16 1:52:42 PM Eagal
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Crimson Typhoon's rotating pincers, which are destroyed after inflicting little damage.
** However, [[spoiler: these might have been practical at one point, but the aliens evolved defenses against such an attack, both biomechanically and tactically, as the Kaiju deliberately targets the rotating blades first before they can inflict more damage]].
2nd Aug '16 1:51:07 PM Eagal
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** There is simply no way a Kaiju-sized creature can survive Earth's gravity; the largest dinosaur to walk on land was about [[http://time.com/103722/biggest-dinosaur-argentina/ 85 tons]], while the smallest Kaiju is [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Onibaba 2,040]] tons and the largest one, only seen underwater, is a whopping [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Knifehead 8,700 metric tons, or 9,590 tons]]. Of course, [[spoiler: being artificial creatures created by a species literally millions of years old who can travel between dimensions, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien there are some liberties.]]]]
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Gipsy Danger's nuclear reactor is repurposed as a nuclear bomb to destroy the portal, complete with huge explosion. Usually, that can't happen. It's all but stated, however, that the reactor was deliberately tuned to be used for a nuclear self-destruct, since setting it off can be done fairly easily from the cockpit. Gipsy Danger's "heart" (as Mako calls it) is [[AllThereInTheScript referred to]] as a "Nuclear Vortex Turbine", which has the functionality of a fission rocket hooked up to a turbine and generator. A rocket is just a slowed-down and directed explosion, so it's not too much of a stretch for it to be suddenly less controlled. This would also explain numerous other functions of the chest piece, such as a deceleration rocket or a short-range wave-motion gun.



** 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...



** ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: Gipsy Danger's nuclear reactor is repurposed as a nuclear bomb to destroy the portal, complete with huge explosion. Usually, that can't happen. It's all but stated, however, that the reactor was deliberately tuned to be used for a nuclear self-destruct, since setting it off can be done fairly easily from the cockpit. Gipsy Danger's "heart" (as Mako calls it) is [[AllThereInTheScript referred to]] as a "Nuclear Vortex Turbine", which has the functionality of a fission rocket hooked up to a turbine and generator. A rocket is just a slowed-down and directed explosion, so it's not too much of a stretch for it to be suddenly less controlled. This would also explain numerous other functions of the chest piece, such as a deceleration rocket or a short-range wave-motion gun.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** There is simply no way a Kaiju-sized creature can survive Earth's gravity; the largest dinosaur to walk on land was about [[http://time.com/103722/biggest-dinosaur-argentina/ 85 tons]], while the smallest Kaiju is [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Onibaba 2,040]] tons and the largest one, only seen underwater, is a whopping [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Knifehead 8,700 metric tons, or 9,590 tons]]. Of course, [[spoiler: being artificial creatures created by a species literally millions of years old who can travel between dimensions, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien there are some liberties.]]]]

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** ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: %%** Tendo touts the construction of Gipsy Danger's nuclear reactor is repurposed as a nuclear bomb to destroy the portal, complete with huge explosion. Usually, that can't happen. It's all but stated, however, Danger by stating that the reactor was deliberately tuned to be used for a nuclear self-destruct, since setting it off can be done fairly easily from the cockpit. Gipsy Danger's "heart" (as Mako calls it) hull is [[AllThereInTheScript referred to]] as a "Nuclear Vortex Turbine", which has the functionality made out of solid iron, no alloys. There's a fission rocket hooked up to a turbine and generator. A rocket is just a slowed-down and directed explosion, so it's good reason why tanks, rifles, skyscrapers, etcetera use steel, not too much of a stretch for it to be suddenly less controlled. This would also explain numerous other functions of the chest piece, such as a deceleration rocket or a short-range wave-motion gun.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** There is simply no way a Kaiju-sized creature can survive Earth's gravity; the largest dinosaur to walk on land was about [[http://time.com/103722/biggest-dinosaur-argentina/ 85 tons]], while the smallest Kaiju is [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Onibaba 2,040]] tons and the largest one, only seen underwater, is a whopping [[http://pacificrim.wikia.com/wiki/Knifehead 8,700 metric tons, or 9,590 tons]]. Of course, [[spoiler: being artificial creatures created by a species literally millions of years old who can travel between dimensions, [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien there are some liberties.]]]]
iron...
2nd Aug '16 1:48:12 PM Eagal
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23rd Jul '16 11:24:45 PM Chris
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After some DevelopmentHell, Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that a sequel is in production, [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/john-boyega-will-star-in-pacific-rim-2-1780801324 starring]] Creator/JohnBoyega, best known for his role in a little film called ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. The sequel has been announced to premiere on February 23, 2018 and has added Scott Eastwood to the cast.

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After some DevelopmentHell, Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that a sequel is in production, [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/john-boyega-will-star-in-pacific-rim-2-1780801324 starring]] Creator/JohnBoyega, best known for his role in a little film called ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. The sequel has been announced to premiere on February 23, 2018 and has added Scott Eastwood to the cast.
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}}'').
21st Jul '16 10:24:35 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** The Kaiju appear to be becoming more deliberate in their attacks and abilities that would defeat the Jaegers.
** Leatherback [[spoiler:has an EMP ability that is able to disable Striker Eureka and leave the Jaeger helpless to an attack.]]
** Leatherback and Otachi [[spoiler:take out Cherno Alpha by having Leatherback jump Cherno from behind while Cherno is occupied fighting Otachi, after it moves in to support Crimson Typhoon. When Otachi pins Cherno down, Striker Eureka tries to move in to help, but Leatherback blasts it with an EMP.]]
** Otachi [[spoiler:and, by extension, the rest of the Kaiju, know Newton got a glimpse into their heads, and specifically comes after Newt to cease any more attempts by him to understand Kaiju plans.]]
** Knifehead [[spoiler:directly attacks the pilots of Gipsy Danger]]. Otachi also [[spoiler:targets Crimson Typhoon's head.]]
** The Kaiju seem all too aware of the common "throw a nuke through the portal!" strategy; [[spoiler:their portal can't be entered from Earthside without scanning a Kaiju's DNA.]]
16th Jul '16 2:12:01 PM StFan
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* KnockbackSlide: Done to one of the Jaegers, who stops ''just short of a seagull''.

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* KnockbackSlide: Done to one of On the Jaegers, who stops Hong Kong harbor, Leatherback throw Gipsy Danger into a a long backward, the giant robot finally stopping ''just short of a seagull''.
16th Jul '16 1:32:03 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* KnockbackSlide: Done to one of the Jaegers, who stops ''just short of a seagull''.
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