Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Forge, Dec 12, 2012.
As a kaiju fan I'm looking forward to this.
Undoubtedly a smart move to pick GLaDOS as your super mecha's AI.
I don't know what a kaiju is but that's gotta be Ellen McLain of GLaDOS fame, right?
EDIT: Well alright then.
Yeah, it is.
Kaiju are giant monsters in the vein of Godzilla, Gamera, etc.
Going to have to work hard to turn my brain off on this one, or logic may not let me enjoy the movie. The scene of the two people walking in tandem made me think of Dance Dance Robot Jox though.
This is the best thing.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT YES
WELCOME TO EARTH!!!
Not enough BBWAAAAAAAAMMMMPPPP!!!!!
That's gotta be the most overused trailer effect.
After Chronicle was the western Akira, we're following it up with a western Evangelion? Sweet.
I'll watch any monster movie from Guillermo del Toro.
This so many times.
Half of the threads in this forum have this sound effect linked in a trailer.
"TODAY WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE."
That totally smacks of gouging evil from its shell, ifyaknawmean.
It's gotta be a joke now among trailer artists, like the Wilhelm scream or something.
This looks amazing. I kind of wish they'd waited a while to show the trailer because I don't want to wait until July now.
It looks silly that we'd resort to punching giant monsters in the face with big robots when fighter jets doesn't cut it, but hey, the movie might have an explanation that'll suspend my disbelief. But as somebody who's never been that into giant robots/mechs it doesn't fill me with geek lust - but the monsters looked awesome and I like Del Toro, so I'm definitely looking forward to being entertained.
I dig the concept but that trailer does not fill me with confidence.
The stuff before the hyphen are words, but I can't parse your meaning.
EVERYTHING IN THIS TRAILER FOREVER
Also, was that Castiel doing the VO?!
Is it just me or does the movie look fairly shitty? I mean I know giant robots and monsters are supposed to be cool and I'm sure I'll need to hand in my nerd card as a result of slagging on this but that honestly looks like the most phenomenally stupid take on it one can imagine.
I can understand this not being someone's particular brand of vodka; this is one of those things that people tend to love or dislike/not give two shits about. But it is some people's particular brand of vodka. For those of us that it is, it doesn't matter whether something makes more logical sense or not based on how things work in the real world. We're there because (1) awesome (2) spectacle of more awesome things now actually fighting these other awesome things (3) if choosing a champion to send out to fight Cthulhu for the souls of all the little children, Randy "The Macho Man" Savage (RIP) is on the fucking short list (in no order: The Iron Giant & Swamp Thing tag team; Godzilla, Gamera, & Rodan All Out Monsters Attack; The Power Puff Girls; A four man tag team of Macho Man, Andre the Giant, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat; Nextwave; Ashe).
This is one of those things; people love this sort of thing and tend to not care about it. And again, that's fine. But logic does not ever enter into this equation. You punch giant monsters with giant robot fists connected to giant robot arms because it's totally fucking boss. Because Swords beats Guns, and Shovel beats Swords.
Your worry over whether this is logical, while your province, is a fish out of water where this movie is concerned.
He means that the apprehensions you have are irrelevant because DEL TORO, MONSTERS and ENTERTAIMENT.
And that's exactly why the words after the hyphen were there. But some people excuse Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich the same way and I think Godzilla and all the Transformers showed us how easy it is to fall on the other side of that very thin line.
But yes, Del Toro!
Hanzii put it perfectly. If that trailer had Michael Bay's name at the beginning instead of Guillermo del Toro there wouldn't be nearly as much enthusiasm. Which to an extent I get; del Toro is at least a somewhat talented filmmaker. Nonetheless, the movie showed off in that trailer looks - to me - to be fairly crap.
Bad trailers usually mean great movies.
I don't think it'll be a good movie, but as a fan of kaiju and mechs I think it will be an AWESOME movie.
Pretty sure it was Charlie Hunnam.
Ah. They sound really similar.
I cannot wrap my head around someone not wanting to see giant monsters punched in the face, let alone not liking giant robots.
Rocket punched in the face.
I think it partially boils down to, did you grow up watching (depending on age) Gigantor, Johny Socko, Mazinger (Tranzor) Z, Force Five, Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, Evangelion, Big O? If yes, this movie looks awesome, if no, then I can see why one might be scratching their head a bit.
Here's why you should like it. Remember when the first live action Transformers trailers came out, and we were all, "This looks spectacular, yeah, the new designs are unnecessarily busy, and Michael Bay's an action director, but HOLY FUCK THERE'S OPTIMUS PRIME"? This is exactly like that, but Del Toro is a way better director than Bay at his peak, before he devolved into a parody of himself.
This is childhood wish fulfillment. This is live-action Voltron. This is Ultraman with a big budget. If you can't get aboard with that because the fundamentally ridiculous concept of giant robots punching monsters in the face with rocket-assisted fists doesn't meet some lofty standard of narrative execution, then... well, the life you're living has one less source of joy in it.
I have wanted this since I was six years old. As long as this doesn't treat me like a total idiot and doesn't have racial stereotype robots with huge clanging balls in it, I will be high-fiving six year old me in that theater so hard it'll be termed inner child abuse. It'll be even better because as this movie will come out when I'm an adult, I can see it in a drinkin' theater for added greatness.
Your miserable anti-robots punching monsters world has taken the incredible and wondrous Sym-Bionic Titan away from me, and BY GOD I won't let you diminish this!
Del Toro walking through the trailer, no real spoilers but some insights on to the two pilot system amongst other things.
I wholeheartedly approve of del Toro's stated intent to make a movie that would have made his head explode if he saw it when he was twelve. My inner twelve year old self is stoked.
This trailer/film is a litmus test for (non-gender specific) testosterone levels AND I JUST PASSED WITH FLYING FLEXING COLORS MY FRIENDS
Awwww.... goddamnit. I failed yet another litmus test. I have no testosterone. Judging by my reaction to the trailer, I don't even have a penis. I am, in the words of Peter Venkman, the dickless wonder. =(
Obviously I was exaggerating. But come on Mark, robots fighting giant sea lizards what's not to like!
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