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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2013 edited
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    Did you know they were making a Japanese remake of Unforgiven ? Because holy shit :

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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013 edited
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    PACIFIC RIM on IMAX 3D was everything I wanted. Almost a little bit too much of what I wanted - at some points, I honestly felt like there was too much resolution, too much detail, too much going on for my eye and brain to actually take in and process. I felt the same about the end of IRON MAN 3.

    Pull back the camera a little bit at times, take more in, let the viewer get some scope.

    But in terms of a ROCKEM SOCKEM GIANT ROBOT movie, I have no complaints. I wasn't in it for the plot or characters, although I felt everyone held down their roles ably.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     (11114.3)
    Saw Pacific Rim on 3D. It was a trashy, predictable film with little plot and cheesy moment after cheesy moment.

    I loved every minute of it. It did exactly what it said on the tin and threw in a generous helping of homage to the characters in the Godzilla films. Fucking brilliant.

    Speaking on the homage, is it just me, or were there some small moments where a characters voice was dubbed?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     (11114.4)
    One of the best comments I've seen on Pacific Rim: A stupid movie lovingly made by smart people.

    Yeah, there were at times too damn much going on for the mind to process.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2013
     (11114.5)
    @oldhat - not sure about the dub, but they did play the 'someone says a really long sentence in Japanese, and the subtitles are three words long' gag.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     (11114.6)
    I actively avoided 3D for Pacific Rim as I knew that Del Toro has been outspoken about not wanting them to convert it. He felt that as big as the robots/ monsters are and as far away as the "camera" has to be to get the action into the frame, giving it much of a 3D effect would make it look smaller than it's meant to.

    Also, 3D films... Meh.
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    He actually changed his mind on that. He goes into some of the reasons why he allowed it in this interview, and at a post-screening Q&A at LACMA he said he wanted Pacific Rim to be a poster child for how to do a post-conversion right.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     (11114.8)
    Oh hey! That's pretty cool, I didn't know that. Well, colour me not-annoyed, then. :) I might even try it out in 3D on Blu-Ray.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2013
     (11114.9)
    OH BY THE WAY! About Pacific Rim:

    Let's talk about the fact that Ron Perlman was EATEN by a FOETUS! That scene was seriously messed up. In a great way. :D
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2013 edited
     (11114.10)
    Like SPACED? Like Shaun Of The Dead? Like Hot Fuzz? Like Scott Pilgrim? Like the quiet English village SF apocalypses of John Wyndham and their influence on Quatermass and Doctor Who? If the answer to one or more of the above is yes, you'll probably like The World's End.

    Also probably the only film where the end credits soundtrack is split between the Housemartins and The Sisters Of Mercy.

    And I hadn't heard the term "whitey-ed" in years. Not since my own high school days.

    ... Yikes.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2013 edited
     (11114.11)
    Don't have a whole lot to add to the Pacific Rim discussion. It's flawed, but it's the most fun I've had in a movie theater in years, and I'll be going to see it at least one more time.

    I did do a long-form review of it, mostly so that I could work out what exactly I thought of the film myself, but if you'd like to read it, the link is here.
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    Change of subject, as I've not seen Pacific Rim yet...
    Who else saw A Field In England? A true original, one of the best psychedelic films I've ever seen and the most purely English horror flick I can recall.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2013
     (11114.13)
    Saw The World's End tonight. It's not the funniest installment in the Cornetto trilogy, but for my money it's the smartest. It makes a couple of bold choices that really pay off, and managed to land one good emotional gutpunch, too. And yeah, someone chucks a whitey!
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2013
     (11114.14)
    Also, it has Reece Shearsmith in it, which is also the main reason that I'll be watching A Field In England soon. Likewise, I will mostly be seeing Pacific Rim because it has Charlie Day in it.
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    I just saw "Only God Forgives". The best description of the unrelenting dread I felt watching this film was, it was kind of like being neck deep in a meat grinder and the only way out is to keep turning the crank. It's easy to see why it's not a movie for everyone, but it is a beautifully shot nightmare and because of that, I will be buying the Blu-Ray of it.

    I think tomorrow I'm going to see Pacific Rim again to cleanse my brain.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
     (11114.16)
    Reece Shearsmith is in The World's End! AH YAH! I hadn't thought of tha'!!
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    Did some soul re-filling by watching three films back to back. They happened to be Island, Gamer and Contagion. Island... wow, amazing how Bay can make films that are so full of action they end up being kind of boring. Gamer was... I don't really know. It had its moments, but so many of them were kind of bad. Brain bubblegum. What was a great surprise for me was Contagion. A rather smart, dry disaster film about a virus. I didn't catch them on any Hollywood stupid, which is kind of amazing in a thing like this. Wow!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
     (11114.18)
    Re: Contagion

    Well yeah, it wasn't Hollywood as much as it was Soderbergh. My only complaint was a lack of tight editing, especially the Jude Law plotline was sort of superfluous, to put it kindly.
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    @taphead:

    After having watched Island and Gamer, I sort of relished the leisurely editing pace there :) And yep, the Jude Law thing... My be just my myopia of having delved a whole lot into the whole Natural News, alterna-crackpot / anti-vaxxer scene, but I found that to be a good counterweight there in the plot. You can have peoples' heads falling off and someone will be asking them not to vaccinate and to take Echinacea tincture instead. Granted, the highlighter on that was pretty heavy. But storywise, I liked that detour.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2013
     (11114.20)
    Ah, I wasn't really complaining about the pace, rather on the decision to have that particular subplot take up so damn much of the storyline. Mileages may vary, of course.