History YMMV / PacificRim

14th Mar '17 4:25:51 PM patriciovalencia117
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* AmericansHateTingle: With the domestic NA box office not being especially high, the studio was counting on overseas markets to make the profit. While the movie was highly successful in China and did well in South Korea and Russia, it underperformed in Europe and Japan. Most European moviegoers didn't care about Japanese cinema and Hollywood blockbusters, while the film in Japan had the misfortune of releasing during one of the most popular conventions in Japan, as well as both movies in Japan being somewhat niche (TV serials are more popular, due to how expensive movie tickets are) and a tepid reaction to Rinko Kikuchi.

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* AmericansHateTingle: With the domestic NA box office not being especially high, the studio was counting on overseas markets to make the profit. While the movie was highly successful in China and did well in South Korea and Russia, it underperformed in Europe and Japan. Most European moviegoers didn't care about Japanese cinema and Hollywood blockbusters, while blockbusters outside of the Superhero and Sci-Fi genre. In Japan, the film in Japan had the misfortune of releasing during suffered from many circumstances such as its release dates coinciding with one of the most popular conventions in Japan, as well as both movies conventions, the niche-appeal of movie genres in Japan being somewhat niche (TV serials are more popular, due to popular given how expensive movie tickets are) are very expensive), and a tepid reaction to Rinko Kikuchi.



** Fans have debated whether the Pacific Rim universe have a crossover with the Film/MonsterVerse (Legendary's shared universe centered around Godzilla and King Kong). Those in favor of it claim that the crossover would add more marquee value to the Pacific Rim brand and if anything else would be a really cool idea. Those against it argue that a crossover could lead to Pacific Rim's characters and Kaiju becoming overshadowed by those in the [=Monster Verse=] and that the two franchises are stylistically incompatible with each other.

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** Fans have debated whether the Pacific Rim universe have a crossover with the Film/MonsterVerse (Legendary's shared universe centered around Godzilla and King Kong). Those in favor of it claim that the crossover would add draw more marquee value fans and attention to the Pacific Rim brand and if anything else would be a really cool idea. [[RuleOfCool really]], [[CoolVsAwesome really]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny cool]]. Those against it argue are worried that a crossover could coul lead to Pacific Rim's characters and Kaiju becoming overshadowed by those in the [=Monster Verse=] and that the two franchises are stylistically incompatible with each other.
13th Mar '17 11:02:25 PM patriciovalencia117
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* BrokenBase: While few will question the entertainment value of the action set pieces, opinion is sharply divided on whether the writing and story are good.

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While few will question the entertainment value of the action set pieces, opinion is sharply divided on whether the writing and story are good.good.
** Fans have debated whether the Pacific Rim universe have a crossover with the Film/MonsterVerse (Legendary's shared universe centered around Godzilla and King Kong). Those in favor of it claim that the crossover would add more marquee value to the Pacific Rim brand and if anything else would be a really cool idea. Those against it argue that a crossover could lead to Pacific Rim's characters and Kaiju becoming overshadowed by those in the [=Monster Verse=] and that the two franchises are stylistically incompatible with each other.



** Sadly, some ([[FriendlyFandoms but not all]]) fans of either ''Pacific Rim'' or ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' would rather antagonize each other over the very different takes and tones on the giant monster movie. This rivalry turned sour given how ''Godzilla'' proved to be more financially successful and will be getting its own cinematic universe while the sequel to ''Pacific Rim'' has been delayed.

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** Sadly, some ([[FriendlyFandoms but not all]]) fans of either ''Pacific Rim'' or ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' would rather antagonize each other over the very different takes and tones on the giant monster movie. This rivalry turned sour given how ''Godzilla'' proved to be more financially successful and will be getting its own cinematic universe while the sequel to ''Pacific Rim'' has been was repeatedly delayed.
9th Mar '17 9:00:25 PM b3900
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** Some with ''Film/GrownUps 2'', given that they both premiered around the same time and while ''Pacific Rim'' has been critically acclaimed and made a killing in international markets, ''Grown Ups 2'' made more money domestically on opening night.

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** Some with ''Film/GrownUps 2'', given that they both premiered around the same time and while ''Pacific Rim'' has been critically acclaimed and made a killing in international markets, ''Grown Ups 2'' made more money domestically on opening night.domestically.
9th Mar '17 8:59:55 PM b3900
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* AmericansHateTingle: With the domestic NA box office not being especially high, the studio was counting on overseas markets to make the profit. While the movie was highly successful in China and did well in South Korea, it underperformed in Europe and Japan. Most European moviegoers didn't care about Japanese cinema and Hollywood blockbusters, while the film in Japan had the misfortune of releasing during one of the most popular conventions in Japan, as well as both movies in Japan being somewhat niche (TV serials are more popular, due to how expensive movie tickets are) and a tepid reaction to Rinko Kikuchi.

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* AmericansHateTingle: With the domestic NA box office not being especially high, the studio was counting on overseas markets to make the profit. While the movie was highly successful in China and did well in South Korea, Korea and Russia, it underperformed in Europe and Japan. Most European moviegoers didn't care about Japanese cinema and Hollywood blockbusters, while the film in Japan had the misfortune of releasing during one of the most popular conventions in Japan, as well as both movies in Japan being somewhat niche (TV serials are more popular, due to how expensive movie tickets are) and a tepid reaction to Rinko Kikuchi.
9th Mar '17 8:59:32 PM b3900
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* AmericansHateTingle: With the domestic NA box office not being especially high, the studio was counting on overseas markets to make the profit. While the movie was highly successful in China and the UK, it underperformed in Europe and Japan. Most European moviegoers didn't care about Japanese cinema and Hollywood blockbusters, while the film in Japan had the misfortune of releasing during one of the most popular conventions in Japan, as well as both movies in Japan being somewhat niche (TV serials are more popular, due to how expensive movie tickets are) and a tepid reaction to Rinko Kikuchi.

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* AmericansHateTingle: With the domestic NA box office not being especially high, the studio was counting on overseas markets to make the profit. While the movie was highly successful in China and the UK, did well in South Korea, it underperformed in Europe and Japan. Most European moviegoers didn't care about Japanese cinema and Hollywood blockbusters, while the film in Japan had the misfortune of releasing during one of the most popular conventions in Japan, as well as both movies in Japan being somewhat niche (TV serials are more popular, due to how expensive movie tickets are) and a tepid reaction to Rinko Kikuchi.
24th Feb '17 7:05:55 PM Zaptech
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** Early in the film, there was some hinting at a behind-the-scenes political conspiracy relating to the Jaeger Program shutdown and the wall construction, but it's completely dropped by the time Raleigh gets to Hong Kong.
24th Feb '17 7:05:03 PM Zaptech
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* WhatAnIdiot:
** Having Striker Eureka stay back when Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha engage Otachi and Leatherback. If those Kaiju wind up being strong enough to take out two Jaegers [[spoiler: (and they are)]], then Striker's odds in a 1 on 2 fight would be lousy at best.
** Calling Marshal Pentecost's adopted daughter a bitch in front of her Drift compatible co-pilot that's been working heavy construction for five years and one of two people strong enough to single-handedly pilot a Jaeger is not the brightest idea.

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* WhatAnIdiot:
** Having Striker Eureka stay back when Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha engage Otachi and Leatherback. If those Kaiju wind up being strong enough to take out two Jaegers [[spoiler: (and they are)]], then Striker's odds in a 1 on 2 fight would be lousy at best.
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WhatAnIdiot: Calling Marshal Pentecost's adopted daughter a bitch in front of her Drift compatible co-pilot that's been working heavy construction for five years and one of two people strong enough to single-handedly pilot a Jaeger is not the brightest idea.
24th Feb '17 7:02:49 PM Zaptech
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* {{Narm}}: For Trans-Tasman audiences, the presence of the [[FakeNationality Australian]] Hansens and their atrocious accents are enough to set off fits of laughter.
22nd Jan '17 4:41:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The thoughts and motives of the kaiju are open to endless speculation. Are the kaiju knowingly malevolent, sadistic beings that enjoy slaughtering humans? Are they animalistic, merely acting on instinct without understanding the suffering they cause? Are they tragic victims of the precursors, tortured and brainwashed into fighting to the death against their will? And how does the kaiju hivemind work? Do kaiju share experiences and memories while retaining individual personalities, or is the hivemind a wholly undifferentiated consciousness for whom kaiju bodies are interchangeable vehicles?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The thoughts and motives of the kaiju are open to endless speculation. Are the kaiju knowingly malevolent, sadistic beings that enjoy slaughtering humans? Are they animalistic, merely acting on instinct without understanding the suffering they cause? Are they tragic victims of the precursors, tortured and brainwashed into fighting to the death against their will? And how does the kaiju hivemind work? Do kaiju share experiences and memories while retaining individual personalities, or is the hivemind a wholly undifferentiated consciousness for whom kaiju bodies are interchangeable vehicles?
2nd Jan '17 4:26:02 PM nombretomado
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** Some Portal fans came just to hear the voice of GLaDOS.

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** Some Portal fans came just to hear the voice of GLaDOS.[=GLaDOS=].



** Once Creator/EllenMcLain's voice appeared as the robots' AI system, plenty of jokes were made about her controlling the robots. And it's not just nerds flexing their voice actor knowledge, the AI sounds almost ''exactly'' like GLaDOS. The fact that the Kaiju come from a "portal" didn't exactly stem the tide of jokes either.

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** Once Creator/EllenMcLain's voice appeared as the robots' AI system, plenty of jokes were made about her controlling the robots. And it's not just nerds flexing their voice actor knowledge, the AI sounds almost ''exactly'' like GLaDOS.[=GLaDOS=]. The fact that the Kaiju come from a "portal" didn't exactly stem the tide of jokes either.
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