Honest Trailer Tackles Awesome Dumb Robot Movie — er, Pacific Rim

Charlie Hunnam in Pacific Rim (2013) Movie Image

Well, you knew it was coming. Here’s the folks at Honest Trailers taking on Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”. I wish I could tell you none of the points they’re making occurred to me while I was watching the movie, but painfully, pretty much all of it, including about two or three dozen other gaping plot holes they didn’t have time to nitpick, kept flashing across my mind, numbing that 9-year-old in me.

This isn’t me trying to pile on “Pacific Rim”. At this point, I’ve come to accept that the movie is an Awesome Dumb Robot Movie, as the Honest Trailer puts it, and I’m going with that. It’s got robots punching giant monster. I mean, that’s cool. Sure, the script by Travis Beacham is basically a mish-mash of “Top Gun”, “Independence Day”, and “Armageddon”, but you know … it what it is.

By the way, the whole sword thing? I’m not even bothered by that at all. I just thought it was their last-ditch weapon, so I don’t know why so many people kept bringing that up. When you have plasma cannons that can strike from a distance, why would you automatically switch to a close-quarter weapon like a sword right away?

So, without further ado — pew pew pew!

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  • drunktender

    everyone brings up the sword…. but if you watch the movie again, in that scene she says that she added it during gypsy’s rebuild. So, it wasn’t there in the beginning.

    • Lexavi80

      Also, the reason why you need two pilots is because the robot was too big. Needed two brains so the motor functions can work properly. Like dinosaurs. It has been proved some species had two brains.

      That the guys was able to drive the Jagger alone was a freak event. Only happened twice in that universe.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Hell even the Kaiju have two brains to move their massive bodies!!
        Speaking of I’m curious how a sequel will work since they effectively blocked the Breah. Unless another opens.

        • Kal-El-1983

          also it never said the Pilots HAD to be family..only share a strong neural link. Family members usually were the strongest..but it wasn’t necessary.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            You guys are trying way too hard to defend a movie that was so shoddily written. I’m pretty sure you’ve all put more thought into explaining away the film’s wacky gaping plot holes than the actual writers.

          • Kal-El-1983

            everything we are saying is pretty clearly shown in the film..don’t have to try at all. Am I saying this film is a masterpiece of writing, no..but the so called “Plot Holes” are nothing of the sort.

  • Kal-El-1983

    This is why I usually don’t watch Honest trailers. They just take every complaint from the masses that didn’t pay attention to the film and throw it in there. The Neural Handshake is not that hard to understand.

  • ErickKwon

    Honestly (no pun intended), this made me fire up my Blu-ray again. Still awesome, and so is “Real Steel”, so shut up, ScreenJunkies!


    • Kal-El-1983

      I seriously don’t get the hate for real steel…

      • ErickKwon

        Neither do I. In fact, I know quite a few people who thought it would be bad because of the concept but ended up liking it when I loaned it to them.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          It’s a fun movie, though I could think of 100 other ways/movies to better spend its budget.

        • Kal-El-1983

          I agree.most of the complaints were due to no one knowing that it came from and old story and twilight zone episode.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Loved Real Steel!!! So much fun, and the kid was awesome. Like seriously out shined Jackman in the flick!
            I also loved Racific Rim. It was exactly what it was suppsoed to be. Robots fighting monsters. What else were people looking for.