History Trivia / PacificRim

25th Nov '16 10:56:30 AM Sakubara
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** That's not the only one, since [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray and Char]] are Herc Hansen and Dr. Newton Geiszler respectively.
15th Nov '16 1:45:49 PM Sakubara
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* CastingGag: Mako is voiced in the Japanese dub by Creator/MegumiHayashibara. In other words, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] is playing [[{{Expy}} Rei Ayanami]].
4th Aug '16 10:41:30 PM sssupersssnake
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* FakeNationality: The Russian pilots, Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky of the Russian Jaeger, Cherno Alpha are played by the very Canadian Robert Maillet and Heather Doersken. The Hansen father-son duo of Herc Hansen and Chuck Hansen are played by Maxi Martini and Robert Kazinsky who are an American and a Brit respectively. As are the two actors portraying the German scientists Newton Geiszler and Herman Gottlieb -- Charlie Day is American and Burn Gorman is British (but was born in the US). Clifton Collins, an American actor of Mexican and German descent, plays the Chinese-Peruvian Tendo Choi. The Wei Tang triplets are played by the Vietnamese/Chinese-Canadian Luu triplets. And, of course, the British Charlie Hunnam as the American Raleigh Becket.

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* FakeNationality: The Russian pilots, Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky of the Russian Jaeger, Cherno Alpha are played by the very Canadian Robert Maillet and Heather Doersken. The Hansen father-son duo of Herc Hansen and Chuck Hansen are played by Maxi Max Martini and Robert Kazinsky who are an American and a Brit respectively. As are the two actors portraying the German scientists Newton Geiszler and Herman Gottlieb -- Charlie Day is American and Burn Gorman is British (but was born in the US). Clifton Collins, an American actor of Mexican and German descent, plays the Chinese-Peruvian Tendo Choi. The Wei Tang triplets are played by the Vietnamese/Chinese-Canadian Luu triplets. And, of course, the British Charlie Hunnam as the American Raleigh Becket.
26th Mar '16 6:04:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The film has [[Film/TheBrothersBloom Bang Bang]] and [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Jax]] as the main characters.
** With Film/{{Hell|boy}}[[Creator/RonPerlman boy]] and [[Film/{{Thor}} Heim]][[Creator/IdrisElba dall]] helping out.
** Alternately, [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Clay Morrow]] is in the Kaiju business, and business is good. And [[Series/TheWire Stringer Bell]] don't give a crap about a one-kaiju day.
** [[Series/TheUnit Mack Gerhardt]] and [[Film/SherlockHolmes Dredger]] are Jaeger pilots. As is [[Series/TrueBlood Ben]].
** The resident [[CharlieDay "Kaiju groupie"]] was formerly a [[HorribleBosses dental assistant whose boss constantly tries to rape him.]]
** [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Charlie Kelly]]and [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Owen Harper]]/[[Series/GameOfThrones Karl, the fookin' legend of Gin Alley]] are scientists.
** [[{{Series/Torchwood}} When was the last time Hermann came so hard and so long he forgot where he was?]]
** Spanish audiences will recognize Santiago Segura, famous Spaniard comedian and film director, as one of Hannibal Chau's henchmen (the half-bald guy with the sunglasses that greets Dr. Newt at the entrance and later [[spoiler:gets supposedly eaten by the kaiju baby]]). He is friends with Guillermo del Toro, and has had cameos in most of his movies.
** [[BoondockSaints Romeo]]'s gone from the ButtMonkey of the [=MacManus=] twins to MissionControl for the jaeger pilots.
** Mana Ashida played younger Mako Mori for only one scene. [[Franchise/{{Jewelpet}} She once played a Princess]] [[CastingGag of a kingdom made entirely of sweets]], and was [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe adopted by a supervillain]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The female sounding AI for the Jaegers is none other than [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] [[Creator/EllenMcLain herself]]. It's actually [=GLaDOS=] in all but name, the exact same process was applied to Ellen [=McLain=]'s voice in the trailer. The final version has the voice altered a bit, but she's still recognizable at points.
** The Japanese dub is basically a reunion of many big names who worked in the {{Mecha}} genre, namely ''Gundam'' and ''Transformers'':
*** [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Raleigh Becket is]] [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]], [[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintoki Sakata]], [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna The Bloodedge]], [[Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet Chamber]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield]]. While not exactly an Expy, Bullet's also a white guy who, together with his Japanese love interest, drives a two-seat HumongousMecha for a multinational quasi-military organization...
*** [[Creator/TesshoGenda Stacker Pentecost is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Sleggar Law]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kurama]], [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Gorisaki Banana]], [[Manga/SaintSeiya Taurus Aldebaran]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Terry Sanders Jr.]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]
*** [[Creator/ToruFuruya Dr. Newton Geizler is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Ribbons Almark]] and [[SaintSeiya Pegasus Seiya]].
*** [[Creator/YujiMitsuya Dr. Hermann Gottlieb is]] [[Anime/CombattlerV Hyoma Aoi]], [[SaintSeiya Virgo Shaka]] and [[Anime/GodMars Marg]].
*** [[Creator/ShuichiIkeda Herc Hansen is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Full Frontal]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gilbert Durandal]].
*** [[Creator/ShigeruChiba Tendo Choi is]] [[Anime/{{Patlabor}} Shigeo Shiba]], [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Dr. Ulshade]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}} Megatron]].
*** [[Creator/DaisukeNamikawa Chuck Hansen is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Alfred Izuruha]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Michael Trinity]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Riddhe Marcenas]].
*** [[Music/MegumiHayashibara Mako Mori]] is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]]. One ''hell'' of a CastingGag.
** The Mexican Spanish dub pulls the same trick, except many of the voice cast came from both ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
*** [[Creator/IrwinDaayan Raleigh Becket is]] [[Manga/DragonBall Dende]], [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Mugen]], [[StarWars Anakin Skywalker]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kensuke Aida]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hayate Gekkou and Kurama]].
*** Mako Mori is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sakura Haruno]] and [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]].
*** Stacker Pentecost is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Waylon Smithers]].
** The Spanish dub features Juan Carlos Gustems as Stacker Pentecost who only voiced Gendo Ikari in the series. Hermann Gottlieb is voiced by Jesús Maniega who provided the voice to Gorman's co-star Creator/JohnBarrowman in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Santiago Segura dubs himself as the Wizened Man of course.
** And the Brazilian Portuguese dub does some of that as well, being basically a reunion of the ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' cast, with Raleigh, Tendo and the AI voice being Coop, Jamie and Kiva, respectively.
12th Mar '16 11:11:47 PM Eagal
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* 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.
25th Feb '16 12:20:07 AM imalamp
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** This happens in Japan as well. Despite that Creator/GuillermoDelToro visited the country with Creator/RinkoKikuchi and Mana Asado with the latter being more popular and well-known to the native Japanese than former, the movie debuted to #5 in the Japanese box office. It doesn't help that it's in competition with Hayao Miyazaki's [[Film/TheWindRises last movie]]. that [[Film/WorldWarZ Brad Pitt movie]] and Film/MonsterUniversity.

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** This happens in Japan as well. Despite that Creator/GuillermoDelToro visited the country with Creator/RinkoKikuchi and Mana Asado with the latter being more popular and well-known to the native Japanese than former, the movie debuted to #5 in the Japanese box office. It doesn't help that it's in competition with Hayao Miyazaki's [[Film/TheWindRises last movie]]. that [[Film/WorldWarZ Brad Pitt movie]] and Film/MonsterUniversity.Film/MonstersUniversity.
21st Feb '16 3:31:43 AM MetaFour
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* HalfRememberedHomage: Guillermo del Toro noted in [[http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63167 an interview with Ain't It Cool News]] that, while preparing for the film, he made a point of not rewatching the kaiju and giant robot films that influenced him, and he told his design team to likewise abstain. Del Toro wanted his pastiche to have subconscious homages to the movies he loved, rather than deliberate copying from them.
14th Feb '16 1:27:56 PM StFan
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* FakeNationality: The Russian pilots, Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky of the Russian Jaeger, Cherno Alpha are played by the very Canadian Robert Maillet and Heather Doersken. The Hansen father-son duo of Herc Hansen and Chuck Hansen are played by Maxi Martini and Robert Kazinsky who are an American and a Brit respectively. As are the two actors portraying the German scientists Newton Geiszler and Herman Gottlieb--Charlie Day is American and Burn Gorman is British (but was born in the US). Clifton Collins, an American actor of Mexican and German descent, plays the Chinese-Peruvian Tendo Choi. The Wei Tang triplets are played by the Vietnamese/Chinese-Canadian Luu triplets. And, of course, the British Charlie Hunnam as the American Raleigh Becket.
** Also, Chau is obviously American, not Chinese. Lampshaded when he says he just mashed up the names of his "favorite historical figure and second-favorite Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn."

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* FakeNationality: The Russian pilots, Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky of the Russian Jaeger, Cherno Alpha are played by the very Canadian Robert Maillet and Heather Doersken. The Hansen father-son duo of Herc Hansen and Chuck Hansen are played by Maxi Martini and Robert Kazinsky who are an American and a Brit respectively. As are the two actors portraying the German scientists Newton Geiszler and Herman Gottlieb--Charlie Gottlieb -- Charlie Day is American and Burn Gorman is British (but was born in the US). Clifton Collins, an American actor of Mexican and German descent, plays the Chinese-Peruvian Tendo Choi. The Wei Tang triplets are played by the Vietnamese/Chinese-Canadian Luu triplets. And, of course, the British Charlie Hunnam as the American Raleigh Becket.
** Also, Chau is obviously American, not Chinese. Lampshaded when he says he just mashed up the names of his "favorite historical figure and second-favorite Szechuan restaurant in Brooklyn."
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The film has [[Film/TheBrothersBloom Bang Bang]] and [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Jax]] as the main characters.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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The film has [[Film/TheBrothersBloom Bang Bang]] and [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Jax]] as the main characters.



*** Alternately, [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Clay Morrow]] is in the Kaiju business, and business is good. And [[Series/TheWire Stringer Bell]] don't give a crap about a one-kaiju day.

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*** ** Alternately, [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Clay Morrow]] is in the Kaiju business, and business is good. And [[Series/TheWire Stringer Bell]] don't give a crap about a one-kaiju day.



*** [[{{Series/Torchwood}} When was the last time Hermann came so hard and so long he forgot where he was?]]

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*** ** [[{{Series/Torchwood}} When was the last time Hermann came so hard and so long he forgot where he was?]]



** The Japanese dub is basically a reunion of many big names who worked in the {{Mecha}} genre, namely Gundam and Transformers:

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** The Japanese dub is basically a reunion of many big names who worked in the {{Mecha}} genre, namely Gundam ''Gundam'' and Transformers:''Transformers'':
20th Jan '16 4:14:10 AM StFan
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* PlayingAgainstType: [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Charlie Day]] as the brilliant (albeit excitable) scientist Newton Geizler.

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* PlayingAgainstType: 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.
* PlayingAgainstType:
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[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Charlie Day]] as the brilliant (albeit excitable) scientist Newton Geizler.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/TomCruise was considered for the part that eventually went to Creator/IdrisElba.

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: WhatMightHaveBeen:
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Creator/TomCruise was considered for the part that eventually went to Creator/IdrisElba.



** [[spoiler: The aliens were originally written as full out AbusivePrecursors. They created our universe to escape the entropic death of their own.]]

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** [[spoiler: The aliens were originally written as full out full-out AbusivePrecursors. They created our universe to escape the entropic death of their own.]]



2nd Jan '16 6:21:58 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The film has [[Film/TheBrothersBloom Bang Bang]] and [[SonsOfAnarchy Jax]] as the main characters.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: The film has [[Film/TheBrothersBloom Bang Bang]] and [[SonsOfAnarchy [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Jax]] as the main characters.



*** Alternately, [[SonsOfAnarchy Clay Morrow]] is in the Kaiju business, and business is good. And [[Series/TheWire Stringer Bell]] don't give a crap about a one-kaiju day.

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*** Alternately, [[SonsOfAnarchy [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy Clay Morrow]] is in the Kaiju business, and business is good. And [[Series/TheWire Stringer Bell]] don't give a crap about a one-kaiju day.
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