Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Forge, Dec 12, 2012.
Freedom boners for everyone!
I'm actually really happy that Del Toro let Idris Elba just speak normally in this. I actually don't think I've seen him use his regular voice in a movie since RocknRolla.
New trailer out today with a few new scenes and 100% more BWWWWAAAAAARRRRRRMMMPPPP!
I'm watching this just because of GLaDos
I'm watching this because giant lizard monsters vs. mechs with ROCKETPUNCH attack.
Uh...yeah...I have some bad news.
Damn. I think it would have been cool. At least it's still McClain, even if they're changing the voice filter. Still, GYPSY DANGER
It actually seemed a little weird to me that the trailer used her voice and such a similar filter that it was effectively a cameo from Portal. Weird and cool, but still strange. I'm sure Ellen McLain's voice will still be recognizable; according to the article, she just won't sound identical to GlaDOS.
Now with shitty writing.
My one concern with this movie is that I don't want it to get all disjointed-can't-tell-what's-going-on. There's a lot of dark and there's a lot of sudden cuts in a lot of similar stuff. I like being able to actually see things and being able to actually follow the action.
But yeah, my favorite show is TTGL, so... totally in for this.
Aw, c'mon, Aaron. Nobody would make a movie about Giant Mechs and Robots and use some kind of crazy quick cutting style to make it impossible for you to follow the action or see what was going on. That would be crazy. That would totally transform the viewing experience into something hugely disappointing! I mean, it would be like waving giant steel balls in your face, or something. I can't imagine any director doing that.
The good news is that if any director did do that, the moviegoing public would roundly reject such a thing and it'd thoroughly bomb at the box office.
I see what you did there.
Yes, it was more than meets the eye.
Anyone that grew up watching Ultraman or Voltron has to have a soft spot for this movie, no matter how bad it may be.
When I hear Charlie Hunnam's voice narrating the start of the trailer it's the same voice inflections he uses when narrating his thoughts in Sons of Anarchy. All I can think of in my head is giant robots on giant Harleys zooming off to the huge warehouse where giant female robots are filming girl-on-girl giant robot porn.
Disturbing, but sadly there's probably a website for that somewhere on the interwebs...
Also to be filed under "Things I will own" are whatever comes up in the last couple paragraphs of the press release below the pics. Wait, "Halloween decor"? What in the hell does that mean? Spooky jaeger cutouts? Pumpkin carving kits? Sounds like a bunch of overmarketing bullshit if you... ask.. OH GOD...
To be really appropriate they should be die-cast metal.
It's a lost art.
Crimson Typhoon looks pretty badass. The 3 arm design is strange, though, because how does a person control a third arm with their brain, having never had 3 arms before? It seems that the Jaegers in the trailer mimicked the movements of the pilots'.
I'm going to guess having two linked pilots makes it easier; one for each of the right arms while they both control the stronger left.
But who cares? IT LOOKS COOL.
I think that's the one that has 3 pilots. Yup, if you look at the blueprint it shows 3 people in the cockpit.
Brains are surprisingly adaptable at this kind of stuff. Training to use a third arm should be doable.
Oh sweet. Even better then.
Looking closer a the blueprints, it appears Coyote Tango, the Japanese jaeger, only has one pilot. I'm guessing due to their innate cultural background that's awash in giant robot piloting and hand-to-hand monster fighting they are naturals at this.
I laughed at that line in that one episode of Transformers: Beast Wars. I wonder how many kids got that joke.
Anyone else catch the mass effect mech generator and the Prometheus helmets?
Wonder Con footage
NOOOOOO CHERNO ALPHA!
In other news: OH MY GOD THIS MOVIE LOOKS SO FUCKING AWESOME I WANT TO MAKE JAEGER ARMOR OUT OF CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE AND RUN AROUND MY NEIGHBORHOOD FIGHTING IMAGINARY KAIJU
Yeah, this movie has an all-star cast in my mind. Everytime they've revealed a new actor I squealed in delight. Jax has moved up from motorcycles.
USING A SUPERTANKER AS A CLUB
Also, not to be that Gus, but has there been any explanation for why they need two pilots making the exact same motions in sync to drive the giant robots?
Because the most promising early prototypes were based on Daft Punk.
Gigantic Formula used a similar tandem mind-linked pilots mechanic.
My great fear is that it turns out that "love is the only weapon that can defeat the kaiju!" or some animesque bullshit. Then we kill them with a Minmei song.
(If the Kaiju explode when hit with a Conway Twitty song, I'll allow it.)
To be fair, the Harmony Gold Minmay songs were atrocious; I can easily see them used as a weapon.
Oh great now I'm imagining the kaiju defeated by Faith Hill or Garth Brooks.
If you're looking for a country song to kill giant monsters with, I direct you to Billy Ray Cyrus' magnum o'pus, "Achy Breaky Heart".
I believe you are correct. The giant monster has no chance.
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