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Hellboy 2 was not awful, please try again.

 

Meh, just didn't do anything for me. Effects were good, other than that it was largely forgettable.

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okay.

 

for the fug of it, what looks appealing about this movie?

 

please don't say del toro. none of his movies are good. i hope that one guy was trolling when he posted that story about his girlfriend and del toro.

 

Is it really so hard to jog back to the first page of a 4-page thread to find the quote? Calling me "that one guy" is as naïve as saying that Guillermo del Toro has never made a good movie.  There are apparently 2 types of people in this world: People who think Pan's Labyrinth is a great movie, and people too lazy to read subtitles. 

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fwiw, reviews from movie "geek" sites are saying that the film is incredible.

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Is it really so hard to jog back to the first page of a 4-page thread to find the quote? Calling me "that one guy" is as naïve as saying that Guillermo del Toro has never made a good movie.  There are apparently 2 types of people in this world: People who think Pan's Labyrinth is a great movie, and people too lazy to read subtitles. 

 

lol well i'm sorry i offended you by not referring to you by your online alias. not quite sure how that makes me naive. lazy, sure.

 

and i'm glad you can lump everyone into those two categories. let's say pan's labyrinth is a great film (i thought it was decent), does that make del toro this fantastic director all of a sudden? not in my book. he certainly shouldn't be given the benefit of the doubt that you're giving him. even you said it looked stupid judging by the previews.

 

and before i'm attacked, i'm not saying you should automatically cross the movie off your list simply because of a dumb looking preview. your thought process seemed to be something along the lines of:

 

1. this movie looks retarded

2. oh, del toro is directing it.

3. he directed that ONE movie i liked.

4. this is a must watch movie.

 

to me, the only intriguiging thing about this movie is the special effects. let's call it what it is; a cgi-heavy action flick. problem is the action looks boring, the premise is stupid (although this is expected from a cgi action movie), and the cgi isn't wowing me enough to warrant a theatre ticket ala avatar.

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I was so lukewarm on this movie even though I am definitely in the Del Toro is God crowd. I like the old Godzilla movies and such but am not a fanatic about them.

 

But over time it's all grown on me and it looks like he is bringing something Spielbergian to this movie - the idea that a movie can be made by an adult artistic personality while channeling the sensibilities of the 12 year old boy in all of us - it's kind of the definition of "geek" to me.

 

I will be in my seat Friday night hoping to be blown away.

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And how can you not like Pan's Labyrinth? My wife complained to holy hell about the subtitles when it started but by the end of the movie we both were crying, god what a beautiful, powerful and sad story, beautiful and creepy at the same time, with a great historical timeline to boot.

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I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it's easily one of my favorite movies of all time.

 

 

This is not another "Robot" movie. Guillermo del Toro is a master.

 

 

 

....says the guy who named his child North West.

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1. this movie looks sort of silly

2. oh, del Toro is directing it.

3. he directed a couple of movies that I liked.

4. this is a movie I will see eventually, probably on a DVD from Redbox.

 

You forgot this segment of the crowd, such as me. Don't think I'd pay full price to see it, but if it comes on HBO or I find it in Redbox while browsing, I'd certainly give it a whirl.

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You forgot this segment of the crowd, such as me. Don't think I'd pay full price to see it, but if it comes on HBO or I find it in Redbox while browsing, I'd certainly give it a whirl.

I would say that but since its best quality is the special effects then don't you think it should be seen in theatres? I enjoyed avatar on the big screen but seeing it on tv there's literally nothing special about it.

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Pacific Rim troll: I think this is stupid..

Proceeds to make more posts about a movie he has no interest in....confusing.

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I'll leave it at this: I know, and I think most people here who want to see PR are not expecting it to be a good movie. It's a big budget, sci-fi action, CGI heavy, summer blockbuster. No one here is expecting the Godfather. And perhaps the haters have misunderstood my love for GdT. The fact that this is made by the same guy who directed Pan's Labyrinth and the Devil's Backbone doesn't make me think this is going to get an Oscar nod. Far from it. The reason I want to see it, is because GdT, come hell or high water makes an entertaining film. And that's what I want out of a big budget summer movie.

 

It's gotten to the point where big budget summer blockbusters are so bad, that I can't even turn off my brain, sit back in the chair and drool into my lap, saying that it was worth my $14 because it was entertaining. Honestly, when I watched transformers, I was nauseous. There was so much crap going on on the screen that I felt ill. Even when the goal is to go in and have our mind numbed by a gratuitous visual spectacle, shouldn't we demand some sort of standard for quality? Shouldn't we expect to see something we've never seen before?

 

Hellboy 2, by no means is it an amazing film, or even ranked amongst my favorites, but you know what? I got it on BluRay, and I watch it when I need a pick me up. It's undeniably entertaining. And even in a movie where GdT didn't bring his A-game, he still showed us some wild and ingenious things. The troll market was amazing, but the scene that sticks with me, is two love struck, Mexi-beer-drunk superheroes singing Barry Manilow. It was an entirely fresh perspective on the Super Hero genre.

 

And in Pacific Rim, I expect the same thing. I not only expect to see a twist on the giant monster/mecha genre, but I expect to see his twist on the entire idea of the summer, big budget blockbuster. And Hollywood desperately needs that.

 

And what GdT does better than anyone else; he takes unusual, and often unsavory premises, or projects that would otherwise be doomed to fail, and makes them entertaining. Honestly, what other respectable director would touch Blade II with a 30 foot pole? And the great thing about him going where no director dares to, is we the movie going audience gets to see something fresh, instead of what producers are sure is going to turn a profit (Ever wonder why there are 30 zombie movies a year? Because it's a proven commodity. People go to see them. MAKE MORE!!!)

 

So I'm watching this, because I think GdT will do a summer movie right, and show us something new and fresh, and exciting. Or do you just want to keep seeing Vin Diesel drive a ricer through exotic locales with the Rock shooting at him?

 

If it's the former rather than the latter, you should be lined up opening night to see Pacific Rim.

 

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