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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Yes! That is just how imagined it would look. Bring it on del Toro!

I do wish del Toro went with Beltrami or Navarette on this one. I'm not anti-Djawadi (LOVE his Game of Thrones stuff), but I can already see the backlash this score is gonna have.


Do a search for music files from an UTTER CLASSIC shoot`em-up arcade game on the Nintendo 8-bit called Zanac. You should come across at least 4 midi tracks from the score. You will *immediately* hear the main Game Of Thrones theme.

Tangentially, the greatest (console) arcade shooters of all time: Jackal, Gunsmoke, Zanac, M.U.S.H.A., Target Earth, and Life Force. Zanac is atop them all.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Since this movie looks like Robot Jox vs Godzilla, it's too bad they couldn't have gotten, say, Frédéric Talgorn to do the score!

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   JJH   (Member)

From seeing the trailer, this looks like the flop of 2013. For one, who does this movie appeal to besides teen boys? Second, they are playing the material way too straight. This would look far more interesting if it were a tongue-in-cheek comedy that spoofed giant monster movies along with the overplayed "military vs. aliens" sub-genre. And last, del Toro feels like the wrong director for this project. This feels like the type of film that Stephen Sommers would have made a fun two-hour ride.

I would not be surprised if the film did severe damage to del Toro's career.





FFS guys, really? a flop? GDT's career damaged?


Even a cursory glance at the Nerdosphere provides some good buzz on this movie.

BUT I'm at FSM, so yes...from the scathing mentions of Djawadi scoring (gee that talentless hack has scored much for TV and video games, including a little series called Games of Thrones -- perhaps you've heard of it?) to del Toro all of a sudden having his career on a lifeline because of this movie. Yes....THIS movie exposes GDT as a shitty director...a movie for which you've only seen a trailer. Yes, THAT means GDT's career as a filmmaker is over. Yep, a trailer. Nevermind he made Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth, each great movies, and aside from some unfortunate circumstances was offered the Hobbit series, one of the most anticipated series of movies in a long time.


but NO! The Pacific Rim trailer exposes him as a fraud! And his choice of composer!! OH MY GODS, even worse!!

Why?


Because, yes friends...this is FSM and the condescension can't be piled on high enough to satisfy this group of vipers. MOAR AND MOAR.


You're entitled to your opinion...but you've not seen the movie yet, and you don't get to proclaim it the worst piece of crap ever until you've seen it. Hate the trailer all you want, but you haven't seen the full movie yet. Sounds like you won't see it, so I know to place your opinion in the Grain of Salt pile.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Internet fanboys have a habit of praising anything and everything (for example, they called the unoriginal 1990's B-level sci-fi throwback Looper one of the best genre films ever when it's just Timecop put through a filter) and if they trash something, it's for the most superficial of reasons (such as calling The Hulk the worst thing ever because the big guy doesn't say "Hulk smash"). When the general public sees it, it will be torn apart.

Also, you have to remember that Internet fanboys thought Sucker Punch (which is from the same studio and producers and also featured a plot with mecha that took itself way too seriously) looked amazing from its first trailers. And we all know what happened there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   JimWynorski   (Member)

The trailer looks like Battleship meets Transformers with seaweed. Not a character in sight, just CGI. Personally, I'll wait to see what folks say when it opens.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Since this movie looks like Robot Jox vs Godzilla, it's too bad they couldn't have gotten, say, Frédéric Talgorn to do the score!

This! cool

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   HAL 2000   (Member)

Since this movie looks like Robot Jox vs Godzilla, it's too bad they couldn't have gotten, say, Frédéric Talgorn to do the score!

Robot Jox was the very first thing I thought when I saw those guys walking to control their mechs. I think that's the stupidest interface to control a giant robot ever. I hated it in Robot Jox and it looks even worse here. So the guy has to physically exert himself to control the thing. And what happens when they get thrown across the world like the one in the trailer? I guess gravity and inertia don't apply in that world.

Still, I'll reserve judgement because if the movie can either have no pretentions at all and just be a rock-em-sock-em action fest with giant mechs fighting Kaiju or, on the ther hand, manage to be something somehow original and thoughtful then it could be ok. I mean, it's got to be better than Battleship, right. No wait... yeah, right?

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2012 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Cake : Lie :: Buscemi's arguments : awful

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2012 - 12:19 AM   
 By:   wackness   (Member)

Internet fanboys have a habit of praising anything and everything (for example, they called the unoriginal 1990's B-level sci-fi throwback Looper one of the best genre films ever when it's just Timecop put through a filter) and if they trash something, it's for the most superficial of reasons (such as calling The Hulk the worst thing ever because the big guy doesn't say "Hulk smash"). When the general public sees it, it will be torn apart.

Also, you have to remember that Internet fanboys thought Sucker Punch (which is from the same studio and producers and also featured a plot with mecha that took itself way too seriously) looked amazing from its first trailers. And we all know what happened there.


I am far from a fanboy but Looper was good and this looks great. You cannot compare Del Toro's body of work to that of Zack Snyder (he of two decent films).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2012 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   RollTide1017   (Member)

I thought the trailer look almost as bad as Battleship, surprised this is coming from GDT. It is also very lazy and unoriginal to use the computer voice of GLaDOS from the Portal video games. If the production team can't even come up with a unique idea for the computer voice, my hope for the rest of the movie is very small.

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2012 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

You're entitled to your opinion...but you've not seen the movie yet, and you don't get to proclaim it the worst piece of crap ever until you've seen it. Hate the trailer all you want, but you haven't seen the full movie yet. Sounds like you won't see it, so I know to place your opinion in the Grain of Salt pile.

Well I didn't declare it the worst movie ever, and I don't know whether it'll be a flop, but I do hate the trailer and am genuinely surprised at how amazing so many seem to find it. But then, I'm getting a little depressed as a fan of SFF and horror movies, as one mediocre-to-horrid trailer rolls out after another. And the sad thing is? I'll end up watching each and every one of them, hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Here's hoping that Cuarón, Carruth or Blomkamp can deliver where Raimi, Shyamalan, del Toro, Abrams, Chu, Kosinski etc have so recently failed to inspire any confidence.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2012 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

This may look a bit more enticing if we hadn't already s(h)at through GODZILLA and those interminable TRANSFORMER films. I haven't endured BATTLESHIP yet but I'll throw that into the mix too!
Also a shame Del Toro has gone from Beltrami, Navarrete and Elfman to... Djawadi!!!
End Times indeed frown

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2012 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Like the concept. Loved Robojox! But in this case, I don't like the look of the mecha or the giant monsters.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2012 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

This may look a bit more enticing if we hadn't already s(h)at through GODZILLA and those interminable TRANSFORMER films. I haven't endured BATTLESHIP yet but I'll throw that into the mix too!
Also a shame Del Toro has gone from Beltrami, Navarrete and Elfman to... Djawadi!!!
End Times indeed frown


My thoughts exactly. I'm a fan of Del Toro's but this doesn't work for me at all. It really feels like a déja-vu...all of it.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

This may look a bit more enticing if we hadn't already s(h)at through GODZILLA and those interminable TRANSFORMER films. I haven't endured BATTLESHIP yet but I'll throw that into the mix too!
Also a shame Del Toro has gone from Beltrami, Navarrete and Elfman to... Djawadi!!!
End Times indeed frown


My thoughts exactly. I'm a fan of Del Toro's but this doesn't work for me at all. It really feels like a déja-vu...all of it.


Glad to hear I am not the only one... This looks like the same piece of shit like all those Transformers movies combined and I guess Djawadi's score will hardly add anything to the mix... gone are the days when Del Toro was making actually watchable and interesting movies with little to no budget and actually good to excellent scores... since Hellboy 2 I think I have lost all my faith and interest in Del Toro's films.


btw, on more positive note (for those who actually care about the movie or the score) it seems that according to one of the posters soundtrack will be released by WaterTower. If they will release Jack as shitty download only and this crap on CD, they will really piss me off!

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

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 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

Glad to hear I am not the only one... This looks like the same piece of shit like all those Transformers movies combined and I guess Djawadi's score will hardly add anything to the mix... gone are the days when Del Toro was making actually watchable and interesting movies with little to no budget and actually good to excellent scores... since Hellboy 2 I think I have lost all my faith and interest in Del Toro's films.

But he hasn't directed any movie since Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy II.
The first one is Pacific Rim and you have only watched its trailer.

How can you lose your faith in Del Toro's films?

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Yeah, and both PAN'S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY II were excellent. If anything, his delay in making another movie has only made me more excited to see it (although I agree that the trailer doesn't make PACIFIC RIM look all that interesting, really).

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Juan Carlos García Cortés   (Member)

Yeah, and both PAN'S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY II were excellent. If anything, his delay in making another movie has only made me more excited to see it (although I agree that the trailer doesn't make PACIFIC RIM look all that interesting, really).

Well, this delay is because he was involved as director of The Hobbit.

At the end it didn't work because diferent delays in the movie production, and sadly Del Toro had to leave the project although he is one of the writers of The Hobbit trilogy screenplay.

Cheers.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2013 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)


How can you lose your faith in Del Toro's films?


In recent years, del Toro has basically turned into DreamWorks' whore with his script doctoring work (though Kung Fu Panda 2 worked, Megamind certainly didn't and Rise of the Guardians was bound to be overpraised in the same way How to Train Your Dragon was, only without the talent that made Dragon work) and has promised a million things (At The Mountains of Madness, Pinocchio) that never got made. He's basically become a fatter, money hungry version of Robert Rodriguez (but at least Rodriguez is starting to fulfill his promises, with Sin City and Machete sequels opening later this year).

 
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