History Film / PacificRim

7th Feb '16 2:28:50 AM eroock
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* OpeningMonologue: The prologue is narrated by the protagonist Raleigh Beckett, who explains about the war of {{Kaiju}} and [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]]. He also briefly continues into the first action scene, to explain some key concepts like dual pilots and the Drift.
20th Jan '16 4:11:12 AM StFan
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Not part of the movie itself, so let's put it in trivia.
* TheMockbuster: ''Film/AtlanticRim'' by Creator/TheAsylum, released on DVD in June 2013. The monsters attack New York. Its page on amazon.co.uk has a note saying "Were you looking for ''Pacific Rim''? Click here to be notified when the real thing is released." But in rather more official language.
19th Jan '16 10:50:53 PM jormis29
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* TheMockbuster: ''Atlantic Rim'' by Creator/TheAsylum, released on DVD in June 2013. The monsters attack New York. Its page on amazon.co.uk has a note saying "Were you looking for ''Pacific Rim''? Click here to be notified when the real thing is released." But in rather more official language.
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* TheMockbuster: ''Atlantic Rim'' ''Film/AtlanticRim'' by Creator/TheAsylum, released on DVD in June 2013. The monsters attack New York. Its page on amazon.co.uk has a note saying "Were you looking for ''Pacific Rim''? Click here to be notified when the real thing is released." But in rather more official language.
7th Jan '16 10:13:35 PM Eagal
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* ActionGirl: ** Mako Mori. ** Sasha Kaidanovsky. %%According to screenwriter Travis Beacham on his Tumblr, Aleksis is Robert Maillet's character and Sasha is Heather Doerksen's; therefore, it's Sasha who is the Action Girl. ** Technically, applies to all the women working in the [=LOCCENT=] and the Shatterdome itself.
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* ActionGirl: ** ActionGirl: Mako Mori. ** Mori and Sasha Kaidanovsky. Kaidanovsky, both Jaeger pilots who kick lots of ass. %%According to screenwriter Travis Beacham on his Tumblr, Aleksis is Robert Maillet's character and Sasha is Heather Doerksen's; therefore, it's Sasha who is the Action Girl. ** Technically, applies to all the women working in the [=LOCCENT=] and the Shatterdome itself.Girl.
6th Jan '16 7:20:37 AM Sharlee
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* InvisibleWriting: Newt tracks down Chau's kaiju-part dealer by spotting hidden symbols on Bone Slums signposts with a UV light.
28th Dec '15 12:54:20 PM StFan
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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 There's a good reason why tanks, rifles, skyscrapers, etcetera use steel, not iron...

** Least of all: when Gipsy Danger's fist was crashing through the building and lightly tapped a Newton's Cradle resting on someone's desk, a single ball started swinging when in reality all of them would have swayed. A Newton's Cradle is started by picking up one ball on the end and dropping it, not by pushing the entire object. ** 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.
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** Least of all: when Gipsy Danger's fist was is crashing through the building and lightly tapped a Newton's Cradle resting on someone's desk, a single ball started starts swinging when in reality all of them would have swayed. A Newton's Cradle is started by picking up one ball on the end and dropping it, not by pushing the entire object. ** 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 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 short-range wave-motion gun.

* AsskickingPose: The first time we see Gipsy Danger in action, the Jaeger does the "punching the palm," ready-for-action pose.
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* AsskickingPose: AsskickingPose: ** The first time we see Gipsy Danger in action, the Jaeger does the "punching the palm," ready-for-action pose.

* AudibleGleam: Hannibal Chau's shoes when we're first introduced to him as well as [[spoiler: after Chau gets eaten by Otachi Jr., leaving behind one shoe. When Newton picks it up, it goes ''ting!'']]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the metal jingles like spurs because overlapping metal plates make noise when moved.
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* AudibleGleam: AudibleGleam: ** Hannibal Chau's shoes when we're first introduced to him as well as [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Chau gets eaten by Otachi Jr., leaving behind one shoe. When Newton picks it up, it goes ''ting!'']]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that the metal jingles like spurs because overlapping metal plates make noise when moved.

* BladeBrake: A damaged Gipsy Danger plant her sword in the ground during the Final Battle [[spoiler:to avoid being knocked over by the shockwave of Striker Eureka's nuke detonating]].
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* BladeBrake: A damaged Gipsy Danger plant her its sword in the ground during the Final Battle [[spoiler:to avoid being knocked over by the shockwave of Striker Eureka's nuke detonating]].

** [[spoiler:Gipsy Danger is nuclear powered.]]
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** [[spoiler:Gipsy Danger is nuclear powered.nuclear-powered.]]

** Cherno Alpha's nuclear tower looking head has two turbines under it, on CA's shoulders, that can spray incendiary fuel to roast enemies.
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** Cherno Alpha's nuclear tower looking nuclear-tower-looking head has two turbines under it, on CA's shoulders, that can spray incendiary fuel to roast enemies.

* ConvectionSchmonvection: On Striker Eureka's blueprints there's mention of the "Sting-Blades" channeling thermal energy, but it's unknown if it's this or outright case of KillItWithFire.[[note]]Kaiju blood is established as being toxic, so blade weapons on the Jaegers can't be used in populated areas -- unless they automatically cauterise the wounds they inflict.[[/note]] This is averted in the FinalBattle, where [[spoiler:Gipsy Danger shoves a Kaiju's head into a volcanic vent and roasts its face in an attempt to kill it.]]
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* ConvectionSchmonvection: ConvectionSchmonvection: ** On Striker Eureka's blueprints there's mention of the "Sting-Blades" channeling thermal energy, but it's unknown if it's this or outright case of KillItWithFire.[[note]]Kaiju blood is established as being toxic, so blade weapons on the Jaegers can't be used in populated areas -- unless they automatically cauterise the wounds they inflict.[[/note]] [[/note]] ** This is averted in the FinalBattle, where [[spoiler:Gipsy Danger shoves a Kaiju's head into a volcanic vent and roasts its face in an attempt to kill it.]]

* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler: Gipsy Danger does this just before it blows up the Breach]].
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* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler: Gipsy [[spoiler:Gipsy Danger does floats in this pose just before it blows up the Breach]].

* CurbStompCushion: In the sequential destruction of Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha along with their pilots, neither are defeated without putting up an extensive fight against Otachi. Their defeats are more due to Otachi having unexpected features such as a prehensile tail and acid spit than overwhelming them in direct combat. As it happens, Otachi proves to be the most versatile and problematic Kaiju faced in the film, even above [[spoiler: the category five Slattern in the climax]]. Their deaths also aid Raleigh and Mako in Gipsy Danger when [[BigDamnHeroes they come into the fight]], who [[AttackItsWeakPoint quickly neutralize those features early on]].
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* CurbStompCushion: In the sequential destruction of Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha along with their pilots, neither are defeated without putting up an extensive fight against Otachi. Their defeats are more due to Otachi having unexpected features such as a prehensile tail and acid spit than overwhelming them in direct combat. As it happens, Otachi proves to be the most versatile and problematic Kaiju faced in the film, even above [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the category five Slattern in the climax]]. Their deaths also aid Raleigh and Mako in Gipsy Danger when [[BigDamnHeroes they come into the fight]], who [[AttackItsWeakPoint quickly neutralize those features early on]].

*** Otachi and Crimson Typhoon are both versatile, agile, and have an extra limb (Otachi's tail has a grasping claw.)
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*** Otachi and Crimson Typhoon are both versatile, agile, and have an extra limb (Otachi's tail has a grasping claw.)claw).

*** Slattern and Striker Eureka are both the latest "class five's" of their respective teams (Slattern is the first Category 5 kaiju and Striker is the first Mark V jaeger.)
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*** Slattern and Striker Eureka are both the latest "class five's" of their respective teams (Slattern is the first Category 5 kaiju and Striker is the first Mark V jaeger.)Jaeger).

* FinalBattle: The battle at the breach, with Gipsy Danger and Striker Eureka vs Scunner, Raiju, and Slattern.
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* FinalBattle: The battle at the breach, with Gipsy Danger and Striker Eureka vs vs. Scunner, Raiju, and Slattern.

** [[spoiler:Raiju]] is sliced in half by a combination of [[spoiler: Gipsy Danger's sword]] and its own momentum.
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** [[spoiler:Raiju]] is sliced in half by a combination of [[spoiler: Gipsy [[spoiler:Gipsy Danger's sword]] and its own momentum.

** Gipsy Danger loses her left arm in the ActionPrologue but that doesn't stop her from killing Knifehead. ** [[spoiler:And after being rebuilt, she loses her right arm in the final battle but manages to slice up Raiju and kill Slattern.]] ** [[spoiler:Pentecost]] was revealed to be suffering from radiation poisoning.
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** Gipsy Danger loses her its left arm in the ActionPrologue but that doesn't stop her it from killing Knifehead. ** [[spoiler:And after being rebuilt, she it loses her right arm in the final battle but manages to slice up Raiju and kill Slattern.]] ** [[spoiler:Pentecost]] was is revealed to be suffering from radiation poisoning.

** After [[spoiler:his brother's death]], Raleigh stumbled out of Gipsy Danger loses her left arm in the ActionPrologue but that doesn't stop her from killing Knifehead. ** [[spoiler:And after being rebuilt, she loses her right arm in the final battle but manages Danger, only able to slice up Raiju look around dazedly and kill Slattern.]] ** [[spoiler:Pentecost]] was revealed to be suffering from radiation poisoning.say [[spoiler:Yancy]]'s name.

** After [[spoiler:his brother's death]], Raleigh stumbled out of Gipsy Danger, only able to look around dazedly and say [[spoiler:Yancy]]'s name. * HeroicBuild: The profile of many of the Jaegers is archetypically masculine, featuring broad shoulders and a narrow waist forming into an inverted triangle. Gypsy Danger was a deliberate cross between the Chrysler Building and a Champion Prize Fighter for maximum heroic appeal. * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:As a last ditch effort to clear a path for the Gipsy Danger, Pentecost and Chuck detonate the nuke strapped to the Striker Eureka just as two Kaiju collide into it.]]
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** After [[spoiler:his brother's death]], Raleigh stumbled out of Gipsy Danger, only able to look around dazedly and say [[spoiler:Yancy]]'s name. * HeroicBuild: The profile of many of the Jaegers is archetypically masculine, featuring broad shoulders and a narrow waist forming into an inverted triangle. Gypsy Gipsy Danger was a deliberate cross between the Chrysler Building and a Champion Prize Fighter for maximum heroic appeal. * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:As a last ditch last-ditch effort to clear a path for the Gipsy Danger, Pentecost and Chuck detonate the nuke strapped to the Striker Eureka just as two Kaiju collide into it.]]

** So you thought that Gipsy Danger was all out of tricks, didn't you, Otachi? Cue reveal of [[spoiler:arm-mounted swords]].
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** So you thought that Gipsy Danger was all out of tricks, didn't you, Otachi? Cue reveal of [[spoiler:arm-mounted swords]].[[spoiler:an arm-mounted sword]].

* IceBreaker: When Otachi grapples Gipsy Danger's arm with her tail, Gipsy vents coolant all over it to freeze it, then shatters the frozen appendage.
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* IceBreaker: When Otachi grapples Gipsy Danger's arm with her its tail, Gipsy vents coolant all over it to freeze it, then shatters the frozen appendage.

* {{Irony}}: The {{Kaiju}} Otachi is translated into "great sword". [[spoiler: It gets slain by the debut of Gipsy Danger's sword]].
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* {{Irony}}: The {{Kaiju}} Otachi is translated into "great sword". [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It gets slain by the debut of Gipsy Danger's sword]].

** Part of the name ''Gipsy Danger'' appears to be a reference to the 1920's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Gipsy de Havilland]] engine and the 'Gipsy Moth' planes that housed it.
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** Part of the name ''Gipsy Danger'' "Gipsy Danger" appears to be a reference to the 1920's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Gipsy de Havilland]] engine and the 'Gipsy Moth' "Gipsy Moth" planes that housed it.

* NoseArt: Gypsy Danger sports a pin-up girl carrying a {{BFG}} on the right side of her chest when she is deployed at Anchorage.
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* NoseArt: Gypsy Gipsy Danger sports a pin-up girl carrying a {{BFG}} on the right side of her its chest when she it is deployed at Anchorage.

* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Slattern]]. Cut open numerous times (including having its throat slashed and arms nearly sliced off), repeatedly stabbed, took [[spoiler: a ''nuclear bomb'']] to its face. It finally went down for good when [[spoiler:cooked alive by Gipsy Danger's nuclear turbine point blank until the blast started coming out of its back.]]
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* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Slattern]]. Cut open numerous times (including having its throat slashed and arms nearly sliced off), repeatedly stabbed, took takes [[spoiler: a ''nuclear bomb'']] to its face. It finally went goes down for good when [[spoiler:cooked alive by Gipsy Danger's nuclear turbine point blank point-blank until the blast started starts coming out of its back.]]

** While modern Kaiju films like ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and [[Film/{{Monsters2010}} Monsters(2010)]] haven't been 100% {{Deconstruction}}, they have been increasingly focused on {{Cosmic Horror}}-style scenarios of civilian protagonists simply trying to survive as their world is ripped apart by creatures they cannot hope to defeat. Kaiju have also increasingly been portrayed as {{Non Malicious Monster}}s, creatures simply attempting to survive in places that happen to be [[{{Understatement}} inconvenient]] for humans. In this film, humans are indeed still fighting a losing battle against incredibly powerful and terrifying giant invaders, but have created the Jaeger, allowing heroes to combat the Kaiju. It also makes Kaiju cool again, rather than just terrifying -- with the exception of the downright horrific Tokyo scene -- and returns them to true villain status, single-mindedly seeking to KillAllHumans. This time, however, there are deeper justifications and motivations than than "[[NuclearNasty because nuclear testing]]" behind why a ginormous electricity-shooting monster is attacking Tokyo. ** The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; the fact that the pilots within the giant robots are not invincible; and even makes nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- but ultimately uses carefully rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the focus on the personal stories of the human pilots... who pilot awesome Humongous Mecha to fight awesome kaiju.
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** While modern Kaiju films like ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and [[Film/{{Monsters2010}} Monsters(2010)]] ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}'' haven't been 100% {{Deconstruction}}, they have been increasingly focused on {{Cosmic Horror}}-style CosmicHorror-style scenarios of civilian protagonists simply trying to survive as their world is ripped apart by creatures they cannot hope to defeat. Kaiju have also increasingly been portrayed as {{Non Malicious Monster}}s, [[NonMaliciousMonster Non-Malicious Monsters]], creatures simply attempting to survive in places that happen to be [[{{Understatement}} inconvenient]] for humans. In this film, humans are indeed still fighting a losing battle against incredibly powerful and terrifying giant invaders, but have created the Jaeger, allowing heroes to combat the Kaiju. It also makes Kaiju cool again, rather than just terrifying -- with the exception of the downright horrific Tokyo scene -- and returns them to true villain status, single-mindedly seeking to KillAllHumans. This time, however, there are deeper justifications and motivations than than "[[NuclearNasty because nuclear testing]]" behind why a ginormous electricity-shooting monster is attacking Tokyo. ** The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- deconstructions -- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; the fact that the pilots within the giant robots are not invincible; and even makes nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- liabilites[[/note]] -- but ultimately uses carefully rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the focus on the personal stories of the human pilots... who pilot awesome Humongous Mecha to fight awesome kaiju.

* RegularlyScheduledEvil: A rare version with ''short'' (months-long) intervals. Kaiju attacks happen at a very reliable rate to the point that a countdown clock can predict it to the ''second''. However, they are also happening more and more frequently and [[spoiler:eventually occur with ''stronger and more numerous Kaiju''. It's explained by Gottlieb that this is due limitations of the portal; it was only able to transport relatively small Kaiju before but its strength has been increasing to allow it to transport greater masses.]]
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* RegularlyScheduledEvil: A rare version with ''short'' (months-long) intervals. Kaiju attacks happen at a very reliable rate to the point that a countdown clock mathematician can predict it to the ''second''.quite precisely. However, they are also happening more and more frequently and [[spoiler:eventually occur with ''stronger and more numerous Kaiju''. It's explained by Gottlieb that this is due limitations of the portal; it was only able to transport relatively small Kaiju before but its strength has been increasing to allow it to transport greater masses.]]

** Stacker Pentecost was previously the co-pilot for Coyote Tango, before [[spoiler:he quit after his cancer worsened and was pulled from flight status by his doctors.]] And he resumed piloting after [[spoiler:one pilot from Striker Eureka is injured and Striker is needed for the final battle]].
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** Stacker Pentecost was previously the co-pilot for Coyote Tango, before [[spoiler:he quit after his cancer worsened and was pulled from flight status by his doctors.]] And he resumed resumes piloting after [[spoiler:one pilot from Striker Eureka is injured and Striker is needed for the final battle]].

** Stacker Pentecost was previously * StealthPun: When Raleigh sees the co-pilot for Coyote Tango, before [[spoiler:he quit after his cancer worsened and was pulled from flight status by his doctors.]] And he resumed piloting after [[spoiler:one pilot from Striker Eureka newly rebuilt Gipsy Danger with Mako, there is injured and Striker is needed for the final battle]].construction work causing sparks just behind them. You could say that [[spoiler: sparks are literally flying between them.]]

* VisualPun: When Raleigh sees the newly rebuilt Gipsy Danger with Mako, there is construction work causing sparks just behind them. You could say that [[spoiler: sparks are literally flying between them.]]

** [[spoiler:We're introduced to Gipsy Danger's chest mounted nuclear vortex turbine by it being used to slow an orbital descent. It's later used as a point blank range weapon.]]
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** [[spoiler:We're introduced to Gipsy Danger's chest mounted chest-mounted nuclear vortex turbine by it being used to slow an orbital descent. It's later used as a point blank range point-blank-range weapon.]]
28th Dec '15 11:30:01 AM Scorpion451
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** The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; the fact that the pilots within the giant robots are not invincible; and even makes nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- but ultimately uses carefully rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the focus on the story of the awesome giant robots fighting awesome kaiju
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** The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; the fact that the pilots within the giant robots are not invincible; and even makes nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- but ultimately uses carefully rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the focus on the story personal stories of the human pilots... who pilot awesome giant robots fighting Humongous Mecha to fight awesome kaijukaiju.
28th Dec '15 11:26:36 AM Scorpion451
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** While modern Kaiju films like ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and [[Film/{{Monsters2010}} Monsters(2010)]] haven't been 100% {{Deconstruction}}, they have been increasingly focused on {{Cosmic Horror}}-style scenarios of civilian protagonists simply trying to survive as their world is ripped apart by creatures they cannot hope to defeat. Kaiju have also increasingly been portrayed as {{Non Malicious Monster}}s, creatures simply attempting to survive in places that happen to be [[{{Understatement}} inconvenient]] for humans. In this film, humans are indeed still fighting a losing battle against incredibly powerful and terrifying giant invaders, but have created the Jaeger, allowing heroes to combat the Kaiju on even footing. It also makes Kaiju cool again, rather than just terrifying -- with the exception of the downright horrific Tokyo scene. ** The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; and nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- but ultimately use rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the story and the RuleOfCool as the top priorities.
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** While modern Kaiju films like ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and [[Film/{{Monsters2010}} Monsters(2010)]] haven't been 100% {{Deconstruction}}, they have been increasingly focused on {{Cosmic Horror}}-style scenarios of civilian protagonists simply trying to survive as their world is ripped apart by creatures they cannot hope to defeat. Kaiju have also increasingly been portrayed as {{Non Malicious Monster}}s, creatures simply attempting to survive in places that happen to be [[{{Understatement}} inconvenient]] for humans. In this film, humans are indeed still fighting a losing battle against incredibly powerful and terrifying giant invaders, but have created the Jaeger, allowing heroes to combat the Kaiju on even footing. Kaiju. It also makes Kaiju cool again, rather than just terrifying -- with the exception of the downright horrific Tokyo scene. scene -- and returns them to true villain status, single-mindedly seeking to KillAllHumans. This time, however, there are deeper justifications and motivations than than "[[NuclearNasty because nuclear testing]]" behind why a ginormous electricity-shooting monster is attacking Tokyo. ** The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; the fact that the pilots within the giant robots are not invincible; and even makes nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- but ultimately use uses carefully rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the focus on the story and of the RuleOfCool as the top priorities. awesome giant robots fighting awesome kaiju
28th Dec '15 10:58:26 AM Scorpion451
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* {{Reconstruction}}: While ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' isn't 100% {{Deconstruction}}, this film definitely moves things back in the opposite direction, focusing on the heroes combating the Kaiju, not civilians trying to escape. It also makes Kaiju cool again, rather than just terrifying -- with the exception of the downright horrific Tokyo scene.
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* {{Reconstruction}}: On several fronts: ** While modern Kaiju films like ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' isn't and [[Film/{{Monsters2010}} Monsters(2010)]] haven't been 100% {{Deconstruction}}, this film definitely moves things back in the opposite direction, focusing they have been increasingly focused on the heroes combating the Kaiju, not civilians {{Cosmic Horror}}-style scenarios of civilian protagonists simply trying to escape. survive as their world is ripped apart by creatures they cannot hope to defeat. Kaiju have also increasingly been portrayed as {{Non Malicious Monster}}s, creatures simply attempting to survive in places that happen to be [[{{Understatement}} inconvenient]] for humans. In this film, humans are indeed still fighting a losing battle against incredibly powerful and terrifying giant invaders, but have created the Jaeger, allowing heroes to combat the Kaiju on even footing. It also makes Kaiju cool again, rather than just terrifying -- with the exception of the downright horrific Tokyo scene.scene. **The film also serves as a reconstruction of HumongousMecha, as it addresses many of the problems pointed out by various deconstructions- like how to pilot the things at all (with or without multiple pilots); why one wouldn't devote the massive resources required to build and maintain a single giant robot to building tons of cheap fortifications instead; and nods toward the Artistic License: Physics involved.[[note]] As noted in that trope's entry the last is still fudged quite a bit, but touches like the ponderous motion of the robots and their need for constant maintenance at least acknowledge that there are such constraints and liabilites[[/note]]- but ultimately use rationed amounts of AppliedPhlebotinum and HandWaving to keep the story and the RuleOfCool as the top priorities.
20th Dec '15 11:48:16 PM harlbior
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* NoseArt: Gypsy Danger sports a pin-up girl carrying a {{BFG}} on the right side of her chest when she is deployed at Anchorage.
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