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Re: Pacific Rim - Blu-ray Review

Mike, oddly enough... I'm not. I think I said it previously, but I am usually pretty easy to place when it comes to movies. I think with Pacific Rim, the first time around, I had completely different expectations. With fantastic reviews from a handful movie-enthusiast friends, the idea of epic battles between robots and monsters, and Guillermo Del Toro directing it, I think I just expected a much more serious (maybe even dark) movie. When it turned out to be campy, I don't think I was in the right mentality to enjoy that.

Yes, watching it on my own system and being able to enjoy the disc's technical flawlessness added to my enjoyment this time around, too.

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Okay, so I watched it again yesterday. I enjoyed it much more. Since I disliked it so much the first time, my expectations were so low going into it this time around. The movie was MUCH more enjoyable. I knew to anticipate the annoying two scientists, and I still rolled my eyes at a lot of their banter; and I also anticipated the bad acting, but could see past it. Once I overlooked those things, I sat back and was able to just enjoy the movie for what it is -- Big Robots vs Monsters.
I think that's a big part of it is expectations. I see the same bad acting as you did but I think because i was EXPECTING it because that was part of the charm of those old Gojira flicks and Anime series that he pulled from I enjoyed it a lot more.... glad you got more out of it the second time around
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Mike, oddly enough... I'm not. I think I said it previously, but I am usually pretty easy to place when it comes to movies. I think with Pacific Rim, the first time around, I had completely different expectations. With fantastic reviews from a handful movie-enthusiast friends, the idea of epic battles between robots and monsters, and Guillermo Del Toro directing it, I think I just expected a much more serious (maybe even dark) movie. When it turned out to be campy, I don't think I was in the right mentality to enjoy that. Yes, watching it on my own system and being able to enjoy the disc's technical flawlessness added to my enjoyment this time around, too.
I understand and agree completely with what you just stated. My expectations were so so with this movie going in cause of the bit of a let down ironman3 was for me. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised after viewing it. Sometimes the expectations we have going in can make or break what we think about a movie.
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Mike Edwards, Indeed. I didn't have the expectations of being an homage to Gojira and various anime, but I did the 2nd time around, which helped A LOT.

Mike, for sure. Hype and expectation most definitely have ruined a number of movies for me and/or my wife in the past. 'Gravity' being the most recent one for my wife. I hyped it up so much the week we were going to see it and so she was let down when we finally did see it. Of course, for me going from a space movie like 'After Earth', a couple days before, to seeing 'Gravity' helped me enjoy it that much easier!

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Great review Mike. I will pick this one up this weekend.

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I cleared out a section of my room last night (under going repair) to pop this disc in.

This movie looks and feels superb. This is THE reference blu-ray!!! Visuals, audio, and LEF is spades. The sound of the water, weather, robots, Kaijus, demands you play this at a heady volume.

Definitely a recommended purchase.

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We watched this one last night and as Jon said the acting was pretty bad. Not that I didn't enjoy the movie because I did but really? Could they not attract some A list actors/actresses ? Audio and video was superb and the real treat of this movie for me.
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The bad acting was the beauty of the movie!

How many good actors were in any of the original Godzilla or Ultraman movies?

This is probably as close as we're gonna get to an Evangelion on the big screen.

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The bad acting was the beauty of the movie!

How many good actors were in any of the original Godzilla or Ultraman movies?
mpompey, this is true! You have to be in THAT mentality in order to enjoy it, and with that shift in mindset, oddly enough I am kind of looking forward to watching it again.



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This is probably as close as we're gonna get to an Evangelion on the big screen.
I definitely thought something similar while watching Pacific Rim a second time. Neon Genesis Evangelion is/was still one of my favorite anime series of all time. As weird and messed up as Evangelion gets towards the end of the series, I still am fond of it.

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mpompey, this is true! You have to be in THAT mentality in order to enjoy it, and with that shift in mindset, oddly enough I am kind of looking forward to watching it again.





I definitely thought something similar while watching Pacific Rim a second time. Neon Genesis Evangelion is/was still one of my favorite anime series of all time. As weird and screwed up as Evangelion gets towards the end of the series, I still am fond of it.
Over the last two nights , I just finished watching Evangelion " you're not Alone " and " You Cannot Advance" on bluray with Pacific Rim in between last night as well. similar indeed and a lot of fun
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