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Old 11-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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First teaser clip for Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM

I have had a nerd-on for this movie for so long, I didn't think I could be any more excited for it, but I am now more excited for it.

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HD: http://youtu.be/mS6kk1bTqJs?hd=1

 
Old 11-29-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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Feels a bit like Cloverfield - so far.

Not sure I agree with the concept of making something that looks "viral".....
But it does look "curious"... so... OK.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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Feels a bit like Cloverfield - so far.

Yeah, feels almost exactly like Cloverfield - just a larger canvas.

It doers look interesting though - looking forward to seeing more.
 
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Hmmm, jury is still out on this one. I'm all for robots vs monsters, but isn't this shaky handheld footage thing completely played out? And how did they get the creature up on the deck of an aircraft carrier? There are no cranes or helicopters big enough to do that. Also, as someone points out in the youtube comments, tv's don't even have scan lines like that any more.

Yeah, so I'm nit-picking as usual. But can't we get past these cliched tropes and move on to something new already?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:27 AM   #5
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I saw this on its wiki page:

At first Guillermo del Toro decided not to shoot or convert the film to 3D, as the effect would not work due to the sheer size of the films robots and monsters, explaining; "I didn’t want to make the movie 3D because when you have things that big… the thing that happens naturally, you’re looking at two buildings lets say at 300 feet [away], if you move there is no parallax. They’re so big that, in 3D, you barely notice anything no matter how fast you move... To force the 3D effects for robots and monsters that are supposed to be big you are making their [perspective] miniaturized, making them human scale". But it was later announced it would be converted to 3D, with the conversion taking 40 weeks longer than most and Del Toro saying "What can I tell you? I changed my mind. I'm not running for office. I can do a Romney."
 
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As far as I know it's just the teaser with the hand-held look, the movie shouldn't be (all) like that.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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More "leaked info" with robot blueprints.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59816

Also the movie itself will definitely not be hand-held looking..this is all just backstory from our "present day".
 
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first thing that came to mind was a godzilla type creature
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As far as I know it's just the teaser with the hand-held look, the movie shouldn't be (all) like that.


Yes, I too think it's just the marketing/promo stuff that will have this "viral" look... I was referring to being unsure about whether this "fake news/viral" style is the way to promote the film.

Personally I would have wanted to try a "straight" promo.
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Holy shit could they possibly add any more nonsensical jittery camera-malfunction effects to that? I don't think there was a single sequence over 30 frames long that wasn't interrupted with headache-inducing glitch effects.

Is this supposed to take place in the future where no cameras function properly? What an incredibly annoying teaser.
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That ad gave me a headache
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:23 AM   #12
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IMHO this viral marketing type teasers/trailers were more than overused in the last years with cloverfield, battle la, etc. Also the "breaking news" tv screen shots always look cheaply done with those zooms and overdone graphics
 
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I'm going to be (more of) a dick here for just a moment. Something that caught my eye in this teaser was how the GG Bridge appears. I know it's pointless to call out filmmakers for their poor physics or lack of engineering knowledge (no matter how basic), but as someone who's been across that bridge a couple hundred times this just bugged me.

It's called a "suspension bridge" for the fact that the roadway is "suspended" from vertical cables that are hanging from a pair of cables draped over 2 or more towers. The ends of those cables (more accurately, bundles of many smaller cables) are anchored in huge bastions on the ground at either end of the bridge.


This picture (and another from the reverse angle, which implies this is a still frame and not part of a sequence) shows the center road section missing, but what it gets very wrong is the magically floating cables that are still holding up the damaged ends of the roadway. These are not rigid tubes, but bundles of cables weighing many tons. If that cables were to be broken at any part of the center span, the outward force (i.e. weight) of the remaining cable would pull those towers over in a heartbeat.

Now, I don't think this takes any great understanding of engineering. Any tv show or historical website about the bridge would cover its construction, and some simple logic would dictate how it might come apart if damaged. But hey, that's Hollywood!

Okay, wanna-be engineering nerd hat off.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:21 AM   #15
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I get the feeling aside from a few real shots of the monsters doing stuff, a lot of this was cobbled together..maybe that's why they went overly hog wild with the glitches. Were those shots of the bridge even animated?

Still a strange and all too common mistake when people keep destroying the golden gate though. I think some movies do just collapse the deck, or go all out and tear the whole thing down, but still.

BTW that AICN link has updated with some other Jeager designs from around the web. Worth a refresh.
 
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