Mania Box Office Report: The Kaiju and Jaegar Fall Comments -


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redhairs99 7/16/2013 7:40:47 AM

 Yeah, had to break it into 2 posts.  Not sure why Mania was kicking it back.  I didn't change any of the content.

CyanideRush 7/16/2013 7:47:01 AM

 Please don't take my tone as malicious in intent; it isn't. (And when I post large blocks, I will typically copy it incase it doesn't go through- might help in the future)

redhairs99 7/16/2013 7:57:14 AM

No, not all Chuck.  Just conversing with my Maniacs.  I usually copy my text 2, but sometimes I forget and that's when it backs me in the butt.

Kraks 7/16/2013 11:13:57 AM

**Mild Spoilers**


 I actually went to see it last night after all.  Found a 10:40pm 3D showing that was literally 100% empty other than my brother and I.  The story was horrible, (GLOBAL WARMING helped attract the evil monsters!), the acting was god awful (althought I loved the homage to Deep Blue Sea), and the fight scenes (especially the first one) were blurry a la Transformers 2.   Oh yeah, one more thing:  bioluminescence is GDT's Lens Flare.

All that being said, I really enjoyed the movie.  The effects were just as close to perfect as they could be, other than the motion blur during some fight scenes.  I paid $30 to for 2 people to see a movie and get no popcorn or drinks.  That's the only truly inexcusable part of the experience.  The movie was exactly what I expected.

This will get a sequel.  It was fun, it was relatively cheap for a summer blockbuster, and it will do gangbusters overseas.

gammenon 7/16/2013 11:16:55 AM

@redhairs99...I don't think there has been an established trend of giant robot/monster movie flops in the current cgi age to back what you’re saying.  Besides that '98 Godzilla mess, I can't think of anything else to put into the conversation.  We'll just have to see how Pacific Rim ends up doing and any of the like in the future to make a judgement if the genre (if I can call it that) can be successful in the US.


redhairs99 7/16/2013 1:31:47 PM

gammenon, there really isn't much to compare it to in the US.  Other than maybe Godzilla in 98 and Robot Jox from, what, '91?  That's really my point.  There's hasn't been very many.  I guess you could count Cloverfield as the only recent example.  It grossed $80 million in the US in 2008.  Considering the budget was only $25, that was a good successful example.  I just don't think Hollywood produces many as they don't feel the demand from the general audience.  If you count Transformers then maybe the general US audience is more into it than I think.  I still say that Transformers is an established brand name and has followers all over the US and the world because many of us grew up with that.  My question with Cloverfield is, "Was it successful due to the marketing, JJ's name value or audience demand for a giant monster flick?"  Or it could be a combination on all 3.

momitchell7 7/16/2013 3:15:39 PM

Was finally able to get out to see Pacific Rim last night with my 6yr old son and we loved it! If a sci-fi fan can't enjoy this movie, then I seriously don't know what sci-fi / fantasy world you come from - it was awesome! It was just about the perfect live action, giant-mech movie that I could have hoped for... I wasn't the slightest bit disappointed.

I will absolutely see this again, but in 3D-IMAX the second time around (soon).

Iron1 7/20/2013 6:33:06 AM

  I'll  be seeing it again on Monday.  i think some of the money is being split by despicable me 2 right now.  i have friends that are just now getting around to it.   And hopefully word of mouth will keep pushing it on that third or fourth weekend.

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