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** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes that make reference to country stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]] and fights in a [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts kung fu-like style]], while Cherno Alpha has [[HuskyRusskie big fists]] and a cylindrical cooling tower that makes it look like it is wearing an oversized [[RussianFashion ushanka hat]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and shape clearly reference the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride for any ex-Soviet countryman).

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** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes and adornments that make reference to country national stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]] and fights in a [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts kung fu-like style]], while In particular, Cherno Alpha has [[HuskyRusskie big fists]] and Alpha's head resembles a cylindrical nuclear cooling tower while the name is one that makes it look like it is wearing an oversized [[RussianFashion ushanka hat]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and westerners would associate with the UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} disaster. (Though the head shape clearly reference was intentional, "cherno" is the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride Slavic word for any ex-Soviet countryman)."black," and in this case was supposed to be an abbreviation of "Chernobog.")

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* TaintedByThePreview: The reveal of Creator/PolygonPictures animating the series. Given the notoriety of the ''[[Anime/GodzillaPlanetOfTheMonsters Godzilla]]'' [[Anime/GodzillaCityOnTheEdgeOfBattle anime]] [[Anime/GodzillaThePlanetEater trilogy]] in the West, many expect the animated series to repeat similar plots from the trilogy, even though none of the production staff from said trilogy is involved.
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** ''''SIND SIE DAS ESSEN? NEIN, WIR SIND DIE JAEGER!''', another one of the many comparisons to ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' described above. The line comes form the first opening, and translates into "Are they the food? No, we are the hunters!" There's also mountains of crossover fan art featuring Jaegers trouncing many of the more powerful Titans, and characters from ''Attack on Titan'' piloting Jaegers.

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** ''''SIND SIE DAS ESSEN? NEIN, WIR SIND DIE JAEGER!''', another one of the many comparisons to ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' described above. The line comes form the first opening, and translates into "Are they the food? No, we are the hunters!" There's also mountains of crossover fan art featuring Jaegers trouncing many of the more powerful Titans, and characters from ''Attack on Titan'' piloting Jaegers.Jaegers, or the series' resident {{Monster Fangirl}}s Hange and Newt hanging out.


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** Do not mention this movie and ''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'' in the same conversation with fans in the US. It will bring more hate towards the latter.[[note]]''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'', despite being critically trashed, managed to gross more than Pacific Rim domestically.[[/note]]
** Also do not say that ''Pacific Rim'' is overrated. When Spoony reviewed the movie he received a lot of flack for saying ''Pacific Rim'' wasn't as impressive as everyone says, despite him repeatedly saying he isn't completely bashing the movie.
** To say this film is a rip-off of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is bad enough, but never, under any circumstances, say this movie is one of of Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}''.


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Charlie Hunnam's American accent wavers in the very first line of the film and doesn't get much better from there.


** Ron Perlman doing an incredibly naff black market dealer impression is a funny touch (albeit one rather narmy by itself), but for a Spaniard, seeing a vulgar comedic actor like Santiago Segura trying to act like his creepy but otherwise professional henchman might be just too much. Even worse, given that Segura's collaborations with Guillermo del Toro are actually not very known to Spanish audiences, his sole appearance in ''Pacific Rim'' may be shocking and hilarious enough to distract from all the surrounding scenes, which are precisely very necessary to understand the rest of the plot.

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** Ron Perlman doing an incredibly naff black market dealer impression is a funny touch (albeit one rather narmy by itself), but for a Spaniard, seeing a vulgar comedic actor like Santiago Segura trying to act like as his creepy but otherwise professional henchman might be just too much. Even worse, given that Segura's collaborations with Guillermo del Toro are actually not very known to Spanish audiences, his sole appearance in ''Pacific Rim'' may be shocking and hilarious enough to distract from all the surrounding scenes, which are precisely very necessary to understand the rest of the plot.


** Newt's quite popular as well, the little {{Keet}}! His being played by the eminently lovable Creator/CharlieDay, the amount of levity he brings to the film and his Creator/JJAbrams look certainly help quite a bit.

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** Newt's quite popular as well, Both Newt (for the little {{Keet}}! His being played by the eminently lovable Creator/CharlieDay, the amount of [[{{Keet}} levity he brings to the film film]] and his Creator/JJAbrams look certainly help quite a bit. look) and Gottlieb (for his quirky awkwardness and DeadpanSnarker tendencies) were liked individually and for their [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple dynamic with eachother]], so much so that both of them were brought back for the sequel film.


** Knifehead, what with the whole 'Knifehead-kun' craze in Japan. All the major Kaiju are Darkhorses to varying degrees, with Raiju in particular falling into more or less the same boat as Cherno Alpha.

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** Knifehead, what with the whole 'Knifehead-kun' craze in Japan. All the major Kaiju are Darkhorses to varying degrees, with Raiju in particular falling into more or less the same boat as Cherno Alpha. Otachi is also popular due to its fight scene with Gipsy Danger being considered one of the best action scenes in the movie and its [[GiantFlyer wings]] and [[MonsterIsAMommy pregnancy]] both serving as [[GameChanger Game Changers]] to the established Kaiju threat.



* FanPreferredCouple: Mako and Raleigh's relationship may be still be up in the air in terms of whether it's romantic or platonic in the film, but you'd never know that from the fandom. Apparently, not writing them as explicit love interests actually made fans ''more'' enthusiastic about the pairing

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* FanPreferredCouple: Mako and Raleigh's relationship may be still be up in the air in terms of whether it's romantic or platonic in the film, but you'd never know that from the fandom. Apparently, not writing them as explicit love interests actually made fans ''more'' enthusiastic about the pairingpairing.
** Newt and Gottlieb are a ''far'' more popular ship than any alternate couples involving either character, to the point that even Charlie Day has said that he thinks their relationship is more interesting if it's read romantically.


*** In the European Spanish film, Pentecost is voiced by Juan Carlos Gustems, who voiced his counterpart Gendo Ikari in ''Evangelion''.

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*** In the European Spanish film, Pentecost is voiced by Juan Carlos Gustems, who voiced his direct counterpart Gendo Ikari in ''Evangelion''.



** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes that make reference to country stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]] and fights in a [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts kung fu-like style]], while Cherno Alpha has [[HuskyRusskie big fists]] and a cylindrical cooling tower that makes it look like it is wearing an oversized [[RussianFashion ushanka hat]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and shape clearly reference the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride for any ex-Soviet country).
** Ron Perlman doing an incredibly naff black market dealer impression is a funny touch (albeit one rather narmy by itself), but for a Spaniard, seeing a vulgar comedic actor like Santiago Segura trying to act like a creepy but otherwise professional henchman might be just too much. Even worse, given that Segura's collaborations with Guillermo del Toro are not exactly known to Spanish audiences, his sole appearance in ''Pacific Rim'' may be shocking and hilarious enough to distract from all the surrounding scenes, which are precisely very vital for the remaining plot of the film.

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** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes that make reference to country stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]] and fights in a [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts kung fu-like style]], while Cherno Alpha has [[HuskyRusskie big fists]] and a cylindrical cooling tower that makes it look like it is wearing an oversized [[RussianFashion ushanka hat]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and shape clearly reference the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride for any ex-Soviet country).
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** Ron Perlman doing an incredibly naff black market dealer impression is a funny touch (albeit one rather narmy by itself), but for a Spaniard, seeing a vulgar comedic actor like Santiago Segura trying to act like a his creepy but otherwise professional henchman might be just too much. Even worse, given that Segura's collaborations with Guillermo del Toro are actually not exactly very known to Spanish audiences, his sole appearance in ''Pacific Rim'' may be shocking and hilarious enough to distract from all the surrounding scenes, which are precisely very vital for necessary to understand the remaining plot rest of the film.plot.


** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes that make reference to country stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]], while Cherno Alpha's cylindrical cooling tower also makes it look like a [[RussianFashion giant ushanka]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and shape clearly reference the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride for a ex-Soviet country).
** Leatherback is a genuinely imposing Kaiju due to how burly and fast for his size he is, but his jiggling gorilla belly is easy to appreciate every time he's charging towards the camera, which can deflate the scene.

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** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes that make reference to country stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]], warrior]] and fights in a [[AllAsiansKnowMartialArts kung fu-like style]], while Cherno Alpha's Alpha has [[HuskyRusskie big fists]] and a cylindrical cooling tower also that makes it look like a it is wearing an oversized [[RussianFashion giant ushanka]]) ushanka hat]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and shape clearly reference the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride for a any ex-Soviet country).
** Ron Perlman doing an incredibly naff black market dealer impression is a funny touch (albeit one rather narmy by itself), but for a Spaniard, seeing a vulgar comedic actor like Santiago Segura trying to act like a creepy but otherwise professional henchman might be just too much. Even worse, given that Segura's collaborations with Guillermo del Toro are not exactly known to Spanish audiences, his sole appearance in ''Pacific Rim'' may be shocking and hilarious enough to distract from all the surrounding scenes, which are precisely very vital for the remaining plot of the film.
** Leatherback is a genuinely imposing Kaiju due to how burly and fast for his size he is, but his jiggling gorilla hanging belly is easy to appreciate notice every time he's charging towards the camera, which can deflate the scene.scene quite badly.
** Mako's flashback, in which she appears as a little girl being stalked by Onibaba, is AdultFear and NightmareFuel incarnated. However, the fact that she is casually holding one of her shoes in her hands while ''strolling'' astray (that is, she neither lost the shoe nor was running too fast to put it back on) adds an unintentional silly element to the scene, even if it is presumably meant to convey her recent trauma.


** 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, or whether the homage nature of the film fully justified its adherence to clichés at several points.



* ClicheStorm: Part of the above, almost ''anyone'' who has seen a Kaiju movie (or a SuperRobot anime) can see everything coming from a mile away. Therein lies most of the BrokenBase: either this works because it's an homage to said material, or doesn't because it's utterly generic. You don't have to be a fan of Japanese media to see the movie's progression. If you've ever seen a Hollywood blockbuster then its unlikely that anything in the movie will surprise you.

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* ClicheStorm: Part of the above, almost ''anyone'' who has seen a Kaiju movie (or a SuperRobot anime) can see everything coming from a mile away. Therein lies most of the BrokenBase: either this works because it's an homage to said material, or doesn't because it's utterly generic. You don't have to be a fan of Japanese media to see the movie's progression. If progression: if you've ever seen a Hollywood blockbuster then its unlikely that anything in the movie will surprise you.



* InternetBackdraft: Do not mention this movie and ''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'' in the same conversation with fans in the US. It will bring more hate towards the latter.[[note]]''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'', despite being critically trashed, managed to gross more than Pacific Rim domestically.[[/note]]
** Also do not say that ''Pacific Rim'' is overrated. When Spoony reviewed the movie he received a lot of flack for saying ''Pacific Rim'' wasn't as impressive as everyone says. Despite him repeatedly saying he isn't completely bashing the movie.
** Never, under any circumstances, say this movie is a rip off of Michael Bay's Transformers.

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Do not mention this movie and ''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'' in the same conversation with fans in the US. It will bring more hate towards the latter.[[note]]''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'', despite being critically trashed, managed to gross more than Pacific Rim domestically.[[/note]]
** Also do not say that ''Pacific Rim'' is overrated. When Spoony reviewed the movie he received a lot of flack for saying ''Pacific Rim'' wasn't as impressive as everyone says. Despite says, despite him repeatedly saying he isn't completely bashing the movie.
** Never, To say this film is a rip-off of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is bad enough, but never, under any circumstances, say this movie is a rip off one of Michael Bay's Transformers.of Creator/MichaelBay's ''Film/{{Transformers}}''.



** Almost literally; people will watch it just for Giant Robots fighting Kaiju (though there are a surprising number of critics who ''do'' think there is value in the between-battle drama scenes, in a twist on this trope). Other critics have praised the film for its shameless ''[[TropesAreTools embrace]]'' of this trope. It's a movie about HumongousMecha fighting sea monsters, and it's not even pretending to be anything else.

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** Almost literally; people will watch it just for Giant Robots giant robots fighting Kaiju kaiju (though there are a surprising number of critics who ''do'' think there is value in the between-battle drama scenes, in a twist on this trope). Other critics have praised the film for its shameless ''[[TropesAreTools embrace]]'' of this trope. It's a movie about HumongousMecha fighting sea monsters, and it's not even pretending to be anything else.


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** Just the fact that Jaegers from English-speaking countries have relatively anodine and conventional designs, while the ones from Russia and China sport shapes that make reference to country stereotypes. It doesn't help that those range from hysterical (Crimson Typhoon looks like [[CultureEqualsCostume an ancient Chinese warrior]], while Cherno Alpha's cylindrical cooling tower also makes it look like a [[RussianFashion giant ushanka]]) to outright BlackComedy (Cherno Alpha's name and shape clearly reference the nuclear disaster of UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}, which is not exactly a national pride for a ex-Soviet country).
** Leatherback is a genuinely imposing Kaiju due to how burly and fast for his size he is, but his jiggling gorilla belly is easy to appreciate every time he's charging towards the camera, which can deflate the scene.

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* EndingFatigue: Some have said that the entire Hong Kong fight was so intense and amazing that the climax was unable to top it, feeling like it was just resolving the plot rather than being its own well-developed sequence.


** Herc Hansen and Pentecost are popular with those who like their eye candy a little older and more rugged.

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** Marshall Stacker Pentecost and Herc Hansen and Pentecost are popular with those who like their eye candy a little older and more rugged.


* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The movie can described as 2500 tons of awesome. As for the game based on the movie, opinions might be mixed, especially considering the name it has to live up to.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The movie can be described as 2500 tons of awesome. As for the game based on the movie, opinions might be mixed, especially considering the name it has to live up to.


** 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 draw more fans and attention to the Pacific Rim brand and if anything else would be [[RuleOfCool really]], [[CoolVsAwesome really]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny cool]]. Those against it are worried that a crossover could lead to the [=Monster Verse=]'s characters and Kaiju overshadowing those of Pacific Rim and that the two franchises are stylistically incompatible with each other.

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** Fans have debated whether the Pacific Rim universe should 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 draw more fans and attention to the Pacific Rim brand and if anything else would be [[RuleOfCool really]], [[CoolVsAwesome really]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny cool]]. Those against it are worried that a crossover could lead to the [=Monster Verse=]'s characters and Kaiju overshadowing those of Pacific Rim and that the two franchises are stylistically incompatible with each other.

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