Guillermo Del Toro’s Original ‘Pacific Rim 2′ Plans Included Newt as a Villain

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Chalie Day in Pacific Rim  Guillermo Del Toros Original Pacific Rim 2 Plans Included Newt as a Villain

When humanity’s only defense against complete extinction is a small army of giant robots, it’s essential to have a good tech team on your side. When the creatures attacking are aliens from another dimension, it’s just as important to have a science team who are capable of digging into the Kaiju (literally) to find out what makes them tick. As Chinese military general Sun Tzu once advised that the key to winning your battle is to know your enemy.

Sun also said that, “To know your enemy you must become your enemy,” and taking too keen an interest in a bunch of slobbery monsters, whose reciprocal interest in you is limited to squashing you flat and then destroying a building or twenty, is a dangerous path to go down. Since Pacific Rim could still get a sequel despite its slow domestic start, it might make sense for director Guillermo Del Toro to shake up the old dynamic of a united human front and introduce an enemy from within.

According to Charlie Day, who plays one half of the Pan Pacific Defense Corp‘s science team, Doctor Newton “Newt” Geiszler, that enemy might have been his own character. When asked by Crave whether he had heard any talk about sequel material during the making of Pacific Rim, Day revealed that Del Toro had been considering changing things up for Newt in Pacific Rim 2:

“I remember when I first met with [Del Toro] that he liked the idea of Newt becoming a bit of a villain in the second film. But, I think over the course of making the film, and the way the character resonated with the audience, I don’t think he would want to turn him into a villain now, but I really have no idea.”

Newt is among the more accessible characters of the film, since like most members of the audience he has a tendency to geek out over the Kaiju, to the point of getting tattoos of them all over his arms (at least, we think it’s just his arms). If anything, this actually makes a transition to potential villain status more likely, especially since Newt made the rather risky decision to “drift” with the Kaiju hivemind, and there have to be some unpleasant side effects associated with plugging interdimensional aliens directly into your brain.

Charlie Day and Ron Perlman in Pacific Rim Guillermo Del Toros Original Pacific Rim 2 Plans Included Newt as a Villain

When asked about the likelihood of Pacific Rim actually getting a sequel, Day wasn’t able to offer much more than a verbal shrug, though he did make a small jab at the way in which comic book and superhero movies are currently dominating the box office:

“I also don’t know if it would ever get made. I think because there’s no one in a cape it might hurt our chances of making another one. We’ll see. Look, I would love to do it. Hopefully if it keeps performing this well overseas we’ll get to find out.”

Even with Del Toro’s heavily-packed roster of planned and potential upcoming films, a sequel to Pacific Rim could still be the on the cards, especially since it recently hit $293 million at the worldwide box office. Given how neatly the story of the first film was wrapped up, it won’t be the end of the world if Pacific Rim 2 doesn’t happen, but there are certainly a lot of interesting directions that a sequel could take.

Did you like Day’s character in Pacific Rim enough that you’d be sorry to see him become a villain, or do you think that could be the natural progression of his interest in the Kaiju?

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Pacific Rim is out in theaters now.

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  1. I still don’t understand why it underperformed in the USA…

    • Oh, didn’t you hear?

      The absolutely brilliant “Grown-ups 2″ opened at the same time…how could an interesting, action-filled science fiction film hope to compete with THAT level of stupidity? After all, the American movie-watching public has shown itself to be a discerning audience, right?

      ;)

      • Actually they both got their asses kicked by Despicible Me 2. But all anyone talks about is Sandler.

        • People focus on GU2 because it’s straight garbage and should never have even been a contender… and wasn’t outside the United States. Despicible Me 2 makes sense as far as out preforming Pacific Rim because it has a wider audience appeal and cost less then half what Pacific Rim cost to make.

      • Be honest… you still haven’t seen Fruitvale Station, but you’ve probably watched your little robots vs. dragons movie multiple times already.

        • Thracian…

          Actually, I HAVE seen “Fruitvale Station” and thought it was excellent…though disturbing. As for “Pacific Rim”, I’ve only seen it once, although I did enjoy it as the summer popcorn flick it was meant to be.

          Wow, you seem so dumb now after such a shoddy, laughable attempt at putting me down…heh-heh. You’re just not a bright one, are you?

          Sad.

          • oooooooh snap!! +1

          • What was your favorite scene? And please don’t say “the part where that guy gets shot.”

            • Thracian…

              Actually, “the part where [Oscar] gets shot” was one of the least interesting parts of the film for me…certainly, it was impactful and important to the story and appropriately presented “off-screen” as it was. It was also one of the most cluttered scenes of the film. The parts I enjoyed much more were those that showed Oscar expressing his love for his family: the race to the car after day school, the fun brushing of the teeth with his daughter, the offering of the train car seat to his wife, etc. My FAVORITE part…and the most disturbing visual in the film for me…was the tender way he picked up and carried the dog after it had been hit by a car.

              Anything else, big mouth?

              Tell me, Thracian…are you always this obnoxious and dumb, or is this just a gift for me???

              • LOL. Did you just watch the movie last night in order to “win” an argument on the internet?! Dude, you’re taking this too seriously, nobody cares what movies you watch. I kinda feel bad now. At least I made you watch a good movie instead of another mindless CGI blockbuster…

                • Seriously…THAT’s what you got from my response? Yikes. Actually, I saw the film this weekend, but I would gladly see it again. Since I politely (as much as is appropriate for you, anyway) answered your question and have seen just what a sweet person you are, I’ll simply end this little meeting of the minds.

                  Toodles…

      • I’m a huge fan of the japanese tokusatsu shows (super sentai, kamen rider, classic ultraman and godzilla etc) as well as someone who keeps tabs on the power ranger variants and other americanizations that get made over here.

        And after my fair share of both great writing and plot development and characterwork as well as the worst of the cheesiest bunch, I can say that this was smack dab in the middle for plot and character. Special effects aside, this movie deserved to be drowned by despicable me 2 which, after only seeing the first one so far, probably had a better and more original story to tell. Pacific Rim was fairly run-of-the-mill.

        BUT! That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the living daylights out of it. Best action-packed robot/monster movie ever. Also, this definitely wasn’t “sci-fi” as much as it took place in a future where aliens began invading. definitely just a monster movie

    • The way I see it is that Americans just didn’t give it a chance and they most likely thought it was stupid judging from the trailers. I know plenty of people that refuse to watch it even at a matinee because they think it will be a waste of time. They also think it is a Transformers rip off (LOL?). Unfortunately, there are people that swear by Rotten Tomatoes and critics in order to encourage them to go out and see it.

      Like many people, I thought Pacific Rim was the best summer blockbuster this year. It was flat out a fun ride. Sure, the human element was lacking, but I thought the actors and actresses did fine for what was given. Their performance was serviceable and I had no problems with it. The movie’s main theme song was kick ass too. I welcome a sequel, but I don’t know how they can do one since the ending pretty much sealed the deal.

      • So you’re saying that no American has seen this movie? Plenty of Americans loved Pacific Rim! Fans of the genre loved it even more! Its your typical casual movie-goers that either didn’t like it or go and see it. This just seems like another “hey, lets bash America for whatever reason we can think of!”

        • Stop overreacting. I’m not even insulting Americans. If you read the comment I was referring to, the person commented why the movie didn’t do well in the American box office.

        • I agree, I’m American,born and raised, and I absolutely LOVED Pacific Rim,hopefully more Americans will see how truly good and fun this movie is when it comes out on 3D blu-ray later this year.

      • If they swore by critics they would have seen it. It has a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.

        • Maybe if pacific rim actually expanded on its story and delved into the mythos and science behind the film word of mouth would have been better. Praise the spectacle of it all, but the excution outside the amazing action sequences was as lackluster as the dialouge and characater development

          • The dialog was cheesy intentionally and the character development was done pretty damn well. Mostly because of the way the development is telegraphed through actions instead of explanation. Just because you didn’t hear it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

          • Then how did Avatar do so well? And don’t tell me it was the story and dialogue. Talk about lackluster character development and narrative, that movie was about as one dimensional as they come and it made a mint.

        • Some people consider 72% quite bad. I personally don’t think so, but I know some that do. Some have higher standards now days since movies have come a long way. It reminds me of reading comments how The Dark Knight and The Avengers have set the bar so high for comic book movies that some people found later comic book movies to be more disappointing for some.

          • 72% is a C. But Rotten Tomatos is garbage anyway. They have slammed so many of my favorite movies, that their opinions don’t mean jack sh*t to me.

      • Kick-ass was also a slump at the box office but it wind up doing amazing on dvd. So lets wait and see the dvd sales are like.

        • Kick ass 2 will do even less thn kick ass. Even with Jim Carrey (who isn’t even funny anymore)

    • The same reason most americans don’t watch anime

      • what are you talking about?

  2. I liked Pacific Rim very much, even though the characters and human element was lacking.

    This was mainly a cool IMAX 3D experience flick. In this respect, it was great. ( I view it as a much better executed “Bay/Tranformers” experience. )

    But the weak story wrapped up at the end. There really seems to be no need for a sequel.

    It’s been out a whole month in the States and hasn’t even cracked 100 mil.

    Even if it has done alright internationally, the question to ask is:

    Should an American film production, filmed with actors speaking English merit a sequel when it failed at the North American box office?

    • Go watch Wrath of the Titans, you’ll have your answers from the studios.

    • To answer that question….yes. To hell with Hollywood. They’ve proven to be out of touch and who cares if a movie under-performs in one country?

      It’s unfair to rest the fate of a potentially great series of movies on the shoulders of one nation deciding to go see 40 year old millionaires act like 6 year old kids for the 20th time in their careers.

      It’d be like a James Bond movie failing to do well in Britain and our movie studios saying “well, screw the rest of the world that enjoyed it, we won’t bother making any more since it failed on this tiny island”.

      • Out of touch with what or who exactly? What movies aren’t being made that would be huge successes? I think the failure of Pacific Rim at the box office shows that Hollywood knows exactly what people want right now.

        • Out of touch. Go look at all the failed remakes no one wants.

      • Hollywood has always been out of touch. The only time it hasnt been been out of touch is when they invented Hollywood some 70-80 years ago. Since then, the pioneers have died off, and they pass it down to their out of touch kids, and so on, and so on.

  3. No. This movie don’t need a sequel.

  4. Here’s what I don’t understand…if North Americans didn’t want to see the first one why would they want to see a second movie?
    I saw it and I thought it was extremely silly in story which is unfortunate becuase it had such great potential. There were so many cringe worthy performances and lines that really deflated it for me.

    Why include the line about dinosaurs having 2 brains when that has been proven to be false?

    Why state that these Kaiju invasions have happened before with dinosaurs when the only other living creature to overcome on the planet at the time were microbes and beaver-size mammals?

    Why have the Kaiju blue blood be toxic yet have Ron Perlman come out OK without sterilizing the new born?

    How can Stacker send evacuation notices to the Hong Kong populace when he is operating basically a rebel operation?

    How fast can these Kaiju swim? If one comes out of the rift and they now it why wait until the thing is 1 mile from the city before attacking it with the Jaegars? Kill it in the open sea so the damage is minimal.

    And finally, if the monsters come from the sea than why the heck do we build Jaegars that WALK and not SWIM??

    I know it’s a popcorn flick but even Transformers had less plot holes and it is ripped to shreds by most. Why the strong defense for PR? On the bright side though, my 9 year old son loved it and said it was the best he has seen…target audience?

    • You must be a lot of fun at parties…

    • I’m guessing you went in and spent so much time trying to find plot holes that don’t exist that you forgot to pay attention when the questions you asked in that comment were answered IN THE MOVIE.

      Go back to enjoying Grown Ups 2 and let the adults talk about this fantastic movie.

      • Drifting itself is one big plot hole or unexplained hole. A drift
        links the minds of 2 people so they cam control 2 halfs of the brain. Then both doctors drift with a kaiju, tho it clearly explained it was for 2 people

        • They establish long before this point that drifting is not limited to two minds only. The Chinese Jaeger, for example, is controlled by triplets.

          • I thought they mentioned in the opening voice over that “drifting is 2 minds, controlling left and right sides of the brain” or something like that? My understanding was that since the Chinese were triplets they were the exception? Shady pseudo-science is hard to explain!!!!

          • You do know howeved never once did you see all 3 triplets on screen inside its bot? You just assumed all 3 was doing it becayse it had 3 arms.. but it only had 2 legs. Two halfs of the brain is exactly how it was explained it never became explained otherwise

            • learn2visual storytelling. It didn’t have 3 arms just for the hell of it, it was being controlled by all three triplets.

            • you totally see all three triplets in the con, during the entire fight scene in hong kong…did you watch the movie????

      • Great comeback…and no those questions were not answered in the movie. That would have required some writing and thought. The action was great but lazy writing and poor acting runied it for me…sorry to burst your bubble.

        And I hate Adam Sandler movies and would have to be dragged kicking and screaming to see Grown Ups 2 let alone Grown Ups 1 or any other Sandlar/ James/ SNL alum movie.
        But, I also consider Superbad and Zack and Miri two of the funniest comedies in a long time and I love Always Sunny in Philadelhia as well as Arrested Development…so yeah, I think I’m pretty fun at parties.

    • The Jaegers were also fighting Kaijus in the city genius.

      • Which is why they should attack them in the sea closer to the “Throat”…cities have people in it which the Jaegers are supposed to protect. Less attack in city equals less people killed and $$$ property destroyed. Do I get my Mensa card yet for figuring this out?

    • -The line about the dinosaur brains and later the actual comment about them can be taken in two different ways. The first is that the dinosaurs were in fact prototype kaiju. The second is that they wiped out the dinosaurs, but the planet was still not suitable for their conditions, so they waited and eventually the humans made a mess of it.

      -They weren’t operating a rebel organization, they were just cut off from any additional funding.

      -Jeagers are not designed for open-ocean combat. Why would the PPDC willingly engage the kaiju in territory that the enemy was more suited for?

      -The Jeager’s imitate actual human movements. Humans are not graceful in the water, while the kaiju clearly are.

    • Can I answer some of your questions?

      Why include the line about dinosaurs having 2 brains when that has been proven to be false?
      -That was a theory, yes. And the reason they thought this was because a few species of dinosaurs had an empty cavity near their hips that resembled the cavity that held the brain. But seeing as Kaiju are a lot bigger, maybe they did have a second brain. I mean we see the partial brain in Newt’s lab so if that is part of a whole, how large was their brain? And they were clones of one another so when one died the next one would have the knowledge that the last had (hence why they were able to adapt to the Jaegers attacks and learn how to overcome us).

      Why state that these Kaiju invasions have happened before with dinosaurs when the only other living creature to overcome on the planet at the time were microbes and beaver-size mammals?
      -I can’t answer this as I am an artist and /not/ a scientist… but you’re seriously over thinking this.

      Why have the Kaiju blue blood be toxic yet have Ron Perlman come out OK without sterilizing the new born?
      -The Kaiju Blue wasn’t an immediate reaction, it took hours (tops) for the effects to kill you. Also the baby was more than likely a low Category 1. (Judging by the Serizawa Scale), it’s toxicity and size wouldn’t have been high since it was a baby. They were attempting to adapt to our world, so that baby was a failed attempt. The Kaiju were experimenting. If it had worked then they would have found a way into our world without using the Breach as the only way of entry.

      How can Stacker send evacuation notices to the Hong Kong populace when he is operating basically a rebel operation?
      -If your city was being attacked by a giant beast, would you just sit there and ignore the only person that has a means of protecting you? Hong Kong obviously knew he was operating there, it didn’t appear that they had any sort of wall yet.

      How fast can these Kaiju swim? If one comes out of the rift and they now it why wait until the thing is 1 mile from the city before attacking it with the Jaegars? Kill it in the open sea so the damage is minimal.
      -These things are huge, again the size of skyscrapers. You lay the Willis Tower on its side and push it from the center of the Pacific and it’ll go a lot further than you think.

      And finally, if the monsters come from the sea than why the heck do we build Jaegars that WALK and not SWIM??
      -The Jaeger actually did swim, they didn’t show it but they explain it in the book. That is how Gipsy got to Knifehead in the opening sequence.

  5. I would hate to see him as a villain. His character (along with Elba’s) was the highlight of the film and that is mostly because of the ‘geek out’ that he did.

    I don’t think a villain could geek out like that… though it would be neat to find out.

    • A villain could definitely geek out like that! Thinking back to Pixar’s The Incredibles, the character of Syndrome was a well-intentioned superhero fanatic who became too obsessed with his passion, eventually causing him to turn “evil”. I think it’s pretty reasonable to assume that something similar could happen in a Pacific Rim sequel.

      Speaking of sequels…

  6. It makes sense for him to be the villain so I’m all for it.

  7. The most fun I had at the movies this year. I loved this movie if they make a sequel I’ll be happy and I they don’t I’ll enjoy the first one over and over on my blu-ray.

    As for why the movie did not do particularly well is because the idea of Robots versus inter-dimensional monsters is little out there and when the general audience wants to see a movie on the weekends they are most likely to choose the safe movie. There is nothing wrong with wanting to watch an Adam Sandler comedy, with predictable jokes and a safe storyline. It may seems strange to us who are fans of films and all things superhero and science-fiction, that does not mean it is wrong. As movie fans we are more likely to take chances in what films we see, but people who just want two hours of fun, and Adam Sandler movie is just what that want. And that is ok.

    I’m rambling now….good article…yeah.

  8. I loved this movie, pure eye candy. The human element was a little weak. I can see he tried really hard to make you care for the characters and what happened s to them, but going against grown ups 2 was a big mistake. People underestimated how well the fist grown ups did. I was out numbered 4 to 1 and was simply told ” I don’t care to see a movie about monsters and robots”. The secret to a successful sci fi movie is you have to care about the characters in the movie and you have to love the villains as well. Example: Darth Vader, Boba Fett. If not you will lose to movies like grown ups 2. I thought Pasific Rim was visually awesom, just didn’t care what happened to the characters. Personally, I could watch a movie based on sfx alone, but that’s just me.

  9. I finally just got around to seeing this movie this past Friday, and I loved it. I have been telling everyone to go check it out. Fortunate for me, I didn’t go into it looking for plot holes, so I was able to enjoy it.

    • Good man (or woman, which ever you are)

      Take the film on it’s merits, it’s not a bio-pic or a documentary so it doesn’t matter how the tech works, just that it does.

      I also don’t get this whole human element was weak thing, I guess I get absorbed into stories easier or something but I did care about what happened to the cast.

      I was gutted about Strikers radiation poisoning, cheered when he suited up and the “cancel apocalypse” speech was totally earned.

      I though Raleigh might actual buy the farm as well (was disappointed he didn’t, would of been more powerful)

      The scene between Herc and his son, with one staying behind was great, the whole survivor guilt and regret that he wasn’t going with his son that Max played and the regret that even though, because of the bridge he did NEED to, that he didn’t TELL his son how he felt. That need to VERBALISE our feeling to our loved ones. Then the immense pride mixed with sorrow when his son died.

      Mako’s desire for revenge and how that level of emotion can effect your partner, Raleigh feeling his brothers death.

      Nope, can’t see what’s wrong with the human element, I went in excited as this sort of thing is right up my alley, I let myself jump into the story from the open seconds and let it carry my all the way to the end.

      Suppose if you go into movies, demanding that the writer, directors and actors work superhard to impress you before you’ll allow yourself to get into the film you’re always going to be disappointed.

      • didn’t need, DOH!….. Screen Rant, we want Edit button.

        • Haha it wasn’t Striker that had the radiation poisoning (that is Australia’s Jaeger, Striker Eureka). It was Marshal Stacker Pentecost. You were close! I’m not hating, just making a minor correction. :)

          I also wanted to say that I fully agree with you. The human element was one of the best part of the film. To see someone as angry as Chuck change in such a way that by the end if the film you love him.

          Mako and Raleigh, it took me a few watches to realize that they had any sort of relationship because I wasn’t looking for that in the film. I didn’t know that he liked her as more than a pilot. But I loved that I didn’t see it. It is like reality. Sometimes you don’t realize these things until they meet you face to face a few times.

          I thought that this film was laid out pretty well in terms of the acting and action.

  10. People said this movie lacked human element and story. Wrong. The story was told the first 20 minutes of the movie. Guillermo del Toro went straight to the point and put this movie together beautifully. The acting was fine. Not Oscar worthy but fine.

    The film will still reach 100 million domestically and probably 300 million internationally which will give it a small profit. Does it need a sequel? In my opinion it doesn’t. That being said there is so much more potential stories for a second movie.

    • A 20 min monologue that was terribley done by hunham and the writing isnt enough to justify it a good story, nor did it add any character development

  11. Geeksplosion time: Jaegers aren’t really robots — they’re vehicles. They have drivers inside them. Shouldn’t we refer to them as mecha, not as robots?

    :)

  12. I don’t know why so many people defend this movie. It wasn’t that great at all. The acting was atrocious, the characters were archetype and lacked emotion, the story wasn’t interesting, etc. I liked it better than Transformers, but when it comes down to it the two films aren’t that different in quality.

    “But the Jaegar dragged a f*cking cargo ship across the streets of Hong Kong and..”

    Yeah that was cool and shiz, it was an enjoyable beat em up movie, but it is no way a spectacular film and in no way deserves a sequel.

    • Agree 100%. I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t anywhere near as good as I expected it to be. I enjoyed the robots and aliens beating the snot out of each other, but the rest (which was the majority of the movie) wasn’t very good. Terrible acting, mediocre story, things that weren’t explained very well or at all. It wasn’t a horrible movie, and I’d see a sequel, but this was very far from the film I thought it would be.

      • This x 1000. Again, I very far from a mvie snob but I really wanted more than just cool looking mecha slapping monsters around. Same way I felt about Revenge of the Sith and Star Trek into Darkness…i enjoyed them but it could have been much, much better.

        I hope instead of a sequel that this at least pushes Robotech into the greenlight stage. Macross is an EPIC sci-fi drama that needs great writing and acting to truely care for Rick Hunter, Minmei and Lisa and Roy Fokker across multiple movies. If treated properly (good *cough* writing) and with a director interested in more than just “He wears gold shoes!!!” character development it could be Empire Strikes Back level of awesomeness.

  13. I found Newt extremely annoying and a massive turnoff.
    Rest of the film was pulp but quite enjoyable.

  14. I want the sequel to be just robots vs robots.

  15. I loved Pacific Rim, and Charlie Day as Newt. Whether his character turns evil, is taken over by evil forces, or remains loyal to his human companions, I’d like to see him return.

    I also (like some other commenters here and elsewhere) don’t know why the general audiences of the US didn’t support this movie; but, I see a lot of criticism indicating “weak story” or “acting”, without specific examples.

    I suspect some of the population just doesn’t get this movie; they don’t see the point. It’s full of characters and tropes you’ve seen before, because it is basically a love letter to fans of the robot/kaiju genre. Complaining about Pacific Rim’s use of tropes is like saying “Star Wars is just a samurai movie or western in space” or “The Matrix is just a kung fu movie with Gnostic undertones”. The movies are like that on purpose.

    I wish critics could just take it for what it is and enjoy how various archetypes are either re-used or subverted in the story. Enjoy the eye candy. Enjoy the visual language.

    And, maybe more people could check out the novelization, artbook, or prequel comic, because these really fill in some of the gaps, which probably didn’t make it into the movie due to time constraints.

    • The acting was very poor overall. Some examples I remember is the a-hole Australian kid, Idris Elba just acting cool and not showing any sort of desperation to the situation, and the Aussie dad being pretty upbeat for his son being vaporized in the nuke. Ron Perlman was weird just to be weird and read his lines without any emotion. Charlie Day was Charlie Day. I’m no acting coach but I know cringe worthy and that was it in my opinion.

      • Nah… cringe worthy is Haden Christian in episode 2.

        Aussie kid is being an a-hole cause the legend has just walked back into the room and he aint top shlong anymore so he sticks all his frustration at the mothballing of the Jaeger programme for a garden fence and general male ego insecurity at Raleigh’s feet cause he walked away (with good reason) so he’s an easy target.

        Stacker IS COOL, why would he be showing desperation, he’s the man in charge, he’s leading the troops, be a bit of a p!ss poor leader if he went to pot when the chips are down….. the fellas dying of radiation sickness, the government have made a BAD decision and what he knows is the best defence is being mothballed.

        Sticking his head in his hands and crying into his beer aint gonna get done, so you suck it up and get on with it.

        The desperation was in the actions, one final assault, if it didn’t work (we all knew it would) it would leave the planet defenceless.

        Ausie Dad looking upbeat… that’s called PRIDE. Plus there’s sorrow there if you could be bothered to look.

        Ron Perlman being weird just to be weird…… and that’s bad why, and anyway he’s RICH so he’s being eccentric not weird

        I say potato, you potarto. People see what they want to see…. I saw loads.

        • YEp, that’s cool. I’m glad you liked it…I just think it could have been several levels better. It was not the worst movie i have ever seen and i agree, Hayden’s acting in EpII and EpIII was HORRIBLE. His stand-off with Obi-Wan was ridiculous…”You’re either WITH ME or you’re AGAINST ME!!” and of course “I HATE YOU”…jeez

  16. Pacific Rim is a piece of s*** movie…

  17. “Newt is among the more accessible characters of the film” I didn’t realize accessible meant more annoying then dragging a cheese grader down a chalk board, I’ll have to make a note of that.

  18. Sequel is a must. Bring in some new Drivers and develop the characters a bit more. The worldwide DVD/Blue Ray sells are going to be incredible for this film. The films haven’t even opened in China or Japan which, let’s face it is the birthplace and Mecca of anime. $400 million with a bullet.

  19. I just saw pacific rim yesterday with my best friend and though there were things that I didn’t like about it I very much enjoyed it the only thing I didn’t care for was the chemistry between the male lead (apologies I’m not good at remembering names) and Mako other than that I enjoyed it very much. I’m interested to see if a sequel happens just because I am curious as to how it would happen because all the monsters are supposed to be dead I like Newt a lot if done properly he could make a good villain for the sequel

  20. I really enjoyed ‘Pacific Rim’. Unlike so many of the cynical “let’s make a generic movie to make money” crap being put out, it actually had a great story. So much so that when the Jaegers and Kaijus were fighting, and the action was a bit indulgent, I still cared about what was going on.

    I have no problem with an animated movie doing well; Sandler’s cash grabs are getting very old, though. Too many idiots supporting that idiot.

  21. I liked the mecha and alien battle special effects ,but I wish the other drivers from other countries where given speaking roles and personality. I hated the asian girl back story they spent to much time on that and the two scientist were annoying. Pacific Rim had a cool concept but the story was a little meh

  22. American. Saw it. Liked it. Would like another. I think making Newt go bad would be an interesting way to reopen the rift.

    • Or maybe he’ll Jurassic Park those b#tches.

  23. Am I the only one who has a problem with the Crimson Typhoone I think its called getting dropped into the water and being ripped apart in like 2 minutes haha..

    • No, that’s the one actual disappointment for me, the Chinese and Russian Jaegers (and pilots) we’re seriously underused and wiped out too quickly.

      The inference is that because of the hive mind and two way nature of the link when Newt did his first drift the aliens got all the specs for the Jaegers and grew specific Kaiju to combat them.

      That’s why all the attacks we’re directed at the pilot compartments cause they now understood what it was they were dealing with and came up with a strategy to neutralise the Jaegers.

  24. I was also thinking from the trailers that this movie is Transformers like, but on the end I was surprised.
    Movie is much better than trailer. Agree that it is flat, acting not so good at the moments, but the main reason for that was to big story. Movie is very fast due to the amount of information. I think that it should last around 3 hours to tell the story correctly. If this was Peter Jackson’s movie four or five sequels will be the must.

  25. Pacific Rim had soooooo many cliches in the script with really annoyed me. But besides that i really enjoyed it.

  26. The main problems were:

    1) The Title
    People don’t wanna see a movie called Pacific Rim. It just isn’t catchy. Robots Vs Monsters would have been a better title. Since that’s exactly what the movie is, and nothing more. What’s Iron Man about? IRON MAN!

    2) There’s No Hot Women
    The only girl in the movie is that Asian chick that nobody has ever heard of. And she’s not hot, and not a great actress. At least not in the movie. That does not work in movies. An actress has to be super hot, and not a great actress (Megan Fox), or vice versa (Meryl Streep).

    Do people honestly think a sequel would be good? It will be exactly the same as the first one, if not way worse. But if they did, here some ways to improve.

    1. Give it a better title than Pacific Rim.
    2. Shorten the movie by 30 minutes.

    And most importantly

    3. Fire that Asian chick, and replace her with an even hotter Asian chick, that can actually act.

  27. The main problems were:

    1) The Title
    People don’t wanna see a movie called Pacific Rim. It just isn’t catchy. Robots Vs Monsters would have been a better title. Since that’s exactly what the movie is, and nothing more. What’s Iron Man about? IRON MAN!

    2) There’s No Hot Women
    The only girl in the movie is that Asian chick that nobody has ever heard of. And she’s not hot, and not a great actress. At least not in the movie. That does not work in movies. An actress has to be super hot, and not a great actress (Megan Fox), or vice versa (Meryl Streep).

    Do people honestly think a sequel would be good? It will be exactly the same as the first one, if not way worse. But if they did, here some ways to improve.

    1. Give it a better title than Pacific Rim.
    2. Shorten the movie by 30 minutes.

    And most importantly

    3. Fire that Asian chick, and replace her with an even hotter Asian chick, that can actually act. lol

  28. As a long time anime fan,Pacific Rim is so far, the best live action anime inspired film I’ve ever seen,so until somebody decides to make a live action Evagelion,Gundam or Macross movie,Pacific Rim owns the this title,and by the way,PR is my favorite movie for this summer.

  29. In short: Yes I would absolutely LOVE to see a sequel to Pacific Rim, if not super-rushed. Yes I would be sad if Charlie Day’s character was to become the villain, but yeah, that would be a logical springboard into a sequel.

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