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My initial impressions -

- Definitely a lot of "buzz words" and "posing" by the lead actors, which is to be expected in a film of this type.

- I found the opening monologue a little cheesy and kinda' weak, but the speech by Idris "The Sexual Warlord" Elba was pretty damn cool.

- Man, now THAT'S how you make/film giant CGI robots. The "Bayformers," while having a handful of decent moments, are all such incomprehensible piles of metal and shrapnel that it just makes for bad overall aesthetic. The Jaegers do it right - broad colors, recognizable humanoid shapes, and ROCKET PUNCHES. It'll be interesting to see what kind of different powers and attacks each robot brings to the table.

- And as for the monsters...well, to be honest, you get a decent sense of their scale and ferocity, but not much in the way of detail or individuality, so it's overall a little underwhelming on that front, but if they intend to keep the true nature/abilities of the kaiju under wraps, I'm down :)

- Seems to me that there's three monsters in the trailer (maybe four) - the creature from San Francisco (with yellow eyes and a burning energy in its mouth), the blue-eyed monster that can be seen fighting Gipsy Danger (the blue American mech), and a final, small-headed monster with green energy crackling about its mouth and antennae/tendril/things. The dead kaiju on the battleship looks to be different from the others as well.

- Human action has some interesting stuff going on too. Rinko Kikuchi's character can be seen squaring off with Charlie Hunnam in what appears to be a sparring session...a nice nod to the fact that the Jaegers rely on martial-arts prowess.

- We have a brief glimpse of a badly-damaged Gipsy Danger, and the Japanese Jaeger (Coyote Tango) is nowhere to be seen...could that be the "outdated mech" mentioned in the film synopsis? Japan, after all, is the nation hardest hit by the kaiju crisis in this universe...so it makes sense that their robots are gettin' a little creaky. Plus the blueprint for Coyote Tango is considerably older and more worn than the others...
www.uruloki.org/felipeblog/ima…

Here's some other goodies -
-Exclusive article on Gipsy Danger:
herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/1…

- Screenshot gallery on iO9:
io9.com/5968062/all-the-best-g…

- GLADoS!
www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoi…

And yes, I absolutely will be doing fanart for this.
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Speedynat3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HURBAGRGHLARHAHHHH!!! :excited:
DAT TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
From what I know, Gipsy is the legendary model brought back in. Coyote Tango may have actually been in the trailer; when you see the Jaegers suiting up in the ocean, there's the Chinese 3-armed one Crimson Typhoon, the Cherno Alpha Russian Jaeger, and a thinner 3rd one running in the background. I believe that one may have been Coyote Tango.
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KeiHeartU Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was Striker Eureka (WOO Replied to in February.)
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought Striker was the one that Idris Elba was giving the speech on.


For all I know, maybe a Kaiju took a dump on it and that's why it's lying crushed on the ground.
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KeiHeartU Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure about all that, I just know the one in the being referred to in the background is Striker.
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Maybe. :/

We haven't seen Coyote Tango in action yet, so for now it's up in the air over with which Jag is which. :P
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KeiHeartU Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope we see Tacit Ronin and Diablo Intercept in the movie.
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Are those official Jaegers?
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KeiHeartU Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, seeing as they were mentioned in a Spanish document. They aren't any blueprints of them, so they'll most likely appear stationary or in a flash-back.
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Gidala Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GLaDOS in this movie, just......I don't know...
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Marioshi64 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
As this trailer showed before the Hobbit: I saw the LEGENDARY logo and a monster coming from the ocean I immediately thought: OMG GODZILLA TRAILER!? ALREADY!? EEEEEEEEKK!!!

But this looks promising
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Archarugen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just got back from seeing The Hobbit in theaters and wow, if you aren't blown away by the Pacific Rim trailer yet, you just might be on the big screen. I was really impressed by just how detailed and gorgeous (only word I could think of, lol) on the big screen.

Also, maybe it's just misdirection from the trailer, but is anyone else getting the idea that there are some other "aliens" that are sending the monsters our way, potentially to weaken us before a final invasion?
The trailer seemed to suggest some intent on the part of something to actively weaken human beings, and having aliens pulling the strings of the kaiju certainly isn't a new concept in the kaiju genre, and would seem to fit in with everything else that this movie is subtly trying to pay its respects to, so to speak, from Godzilla films to Portal to, hell, even rocket punches seem to be getting some love in that trailer.
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Kirbykid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This looks awesome! can't wait to see your fanart!
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neurowing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Kaijuus look awesome. Any monster in a Del Toro movie is expected to be awesome. But the Jaeger designs seem pretty weak, overly simple and forgettable. I'm still expecting this movie to rock.
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TheKaijuMaster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with ya' Matt, the opening dialogue of the trailer, explaining where the Kaiju come from was a tad bit cheesy. However, Idris Elba's monologue made up for it! I was squealing like a little girl throughout watching the trailer, hahahaha. I do believe that the film will ultimately surprise us with the Kaiju themselves. That's why I believe that the trailer downplays them a bit. I trust del Toro that he'll do the Kaiju genre justice with this movie and inspire people to be more open for 2014's GODZILLA!
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koth54321 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
The dead kaiju is the one form San Fransisco it was killed
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Dragga Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You know, I gotta say, the designs are nice. I can't hate the Bayformers look though, since to me, the complexity in their designs didn't muddle anything and just made them feel more like living creatures rather than piloted mechs.
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Autobot-Revimus Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
From the looks of these beasties, we can begin to get an idea of what sort of style the 2014 Godzilla film will be like. THIS, is how the Dean Develin and Roland Emerich film SHOULD have been like. Monsters that can take a beating as well as dish it out. With maybe some scifi robot elements. Hey, it could have been a cool Godzilla film. Also, notice that the actor who played Major Hicks also played Mr. Witwicky. So long as he doesn't show up in this film, we should be good. If he does however, I have this suggestion.

Everyone, please exit the theatre in a panicky yet orderly fashion, thank you. ::Hears a riot as everyone runs out for their lives from seeing that actor in Pacific Rim:: Or... not...

Disclaimer: We do not know if that actor is in the film yet, this is just a humor thing in the event he is.
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Zac326 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Words cannot express the joy I am feeling at this moment
Must have more :hungry:
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Johng117 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
man, these mechs show me on how better looking the transformers could have been. too many pieces of metal are hanging and makes their bodies and faces look kinda odd :(
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JeffreyTrudeau Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like it's going to be a very cool movie. Hopefully this will mark the return of the Giant Monster film for american films which I hope would have started after Cloverfield. This also makes me very excited for the 2014 Godzilla film as well.
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FleetLordReach Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You better do fan art!!
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mud1236 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
The trailer looks so epic but when I heard the A.I. and how it sounded like GLADoS, like half of me was saying it was good while the other half was saying that its bad. Either way I was still like :iconpuke-rainbowsplz:
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FleetLordReach Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
It was GLADOS.
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:iconmud1236:
mud1236 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Technically it wasn't GLADoS. It's Ellen McClain's voice that went through the near same process to (purposely or not purposely) into a voice similar to GLADoS and was used in the A.I. There was an article on it in the journal.
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FleetLordReach Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I know, that's what I meant.
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mud1236 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh ok
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AzureBladeXIII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This movie man! I can't wait for it! HYPE!!!!
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IDBjoshm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I need this movie, in my eyeballs, right now.
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SnailShoes Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Watched the trailer yesterday. It made my entire childhood of watching Godzilla movies flash before my eyes..... XD. Super excited for this movie now.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I also agree with you about the movie as well.Hey your a :iconexplosionplz: mind blowing and awesome artist.Just because there's some one as good as you doesn't mean you have to stop and I'm a fan of you and your art style you blow the ship out of the water with how good you are
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KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Sarcasm.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no sarcasm
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ProudZillaFan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
He means that his comment was sarcasm. Of course he won't stop doing Fanart because someone beat him to it :P
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh I misunderstood
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Raygathex Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
FANART!
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FlowRellik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
OIE! Man up will ya.
If shit falls down because someone beat you to it, Make a far better version.
its not that hard.
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Hedorah1971 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Facepalm
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KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Sarcasm.
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FlowRellik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
-_- Just saying.
still I'm happy tho that Kaiju Combat is being made up Conceptwise and hopefully as full game.
you know, If its possible a kaiju creator might also help out as well if its possible.
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miserybahamut Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the first I have heard of this. Oh my gods, I am freaking out. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you thank you thank you freaking out thank you
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's two more monsters - the giant 'boss kaiju' with the bioluminescence head tendrils. And the briefly seen monster that's attacking Tokyo, with a large bottom jaw that's in an extreme close up as people flee on the roof top.
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Godzillakuj94 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Also the one that Gypsy Danger rocket punches is different.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The heads / faces are but they both appear to have similar body types, namely the four-arm thing.
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hde2009 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
It looks AWESOME!

I've no expectations from the film beyond 'robots fight monstahs, the end', but with such a capable director at the helm, I reckon it'll be fun.
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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
GLADoS: You think you're doing some damage? Two plus two is *psh psh psh psh psh* ten.
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SpottedAlienMonster Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
I can't wait to see this, though I'm afraid the kaiju are going to be evil "just because." Maybe they'll go into why the kaiju have suddenly arisen?
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