Posted Oct-18-2017 11:39 AM
I went nuts when the Pacific Rim 2 was announced. Then the shock: Guillermo delToro isn't directing anymore. Travis Beacham was fired from the project too. They even removed Ramin Djawadi! Now the first trailer is up, and while I was absolutely blown away at first, the more I think about it and analyze it and listen to complaints from others (many of which are actually justified), I'm getting more and more scared. The Jaegers don't look as realistic as in the first. While they could have made faster Jaegers and still retain the feel of the original, they went full Power Rangers, even having a teenage cast. Now the Jaegers, while still cool, feel way too CGI and... well, for any other movie, I'd be hyped, but Pacific Rim is supposed to be better than this. The few Kaiju I've seen onscreen also didn't look the least bit menacing. In the first film, they were towering monstrocities, and you could actually feel their sheer size. When Knifehead rose, I got the chills. But here... much less detail, less realism, just more flashy colors. It looks just way too much like the kind of movie a producer would write with nothing but the resulting cash in mind.
So... yes, the action scenes are going to be awesome, no doubt about that. But do you think the movie itself will be any good? Do you think it will come even close to the feel of the original? I'm almost hoping it'll bomb, because that way, the producers will finally realize that they need delToro and Beacham to do this, and so maybe we'll get an awesome Pacific Rim 3! But on the other hand... I want this movie to be really good. But I'm afraid it won't be. What do you think?
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