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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:59 pm

I agree. I highly doubt that punching Godzilla is the only way to go.

Armor piercing missiles or even shells like a battleship might do the job. Though I would think the size of Godzilla would require a lot to bring them down.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:20 pm

One of those penetrating bombs dropped from high altitude would probably be simpler. The GBU-57 can penetrate something like 60 feet of solid concrete before detonating two tons of explosives. I can't see even a 200 foot high monster surviving that. The hardest part of killing them would be cleaning up afterwards...
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Mikey » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:58 pm

Giant rubber monster or not, wouldn't a simple hyperbaric warhead do the job nicely?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:02 am

I suppose, given that they are from a different dimension and all, that they might be made of some sort of super strong organic exoskeleton thing that bombs can't damage.

But then if that's so, being hit with a bit metal fist probably wouldn't do any damage either.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Mikey » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:17 am

All I can think of now is the tagline from this comic book cover:

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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:53 am

"He will hit you with his fist!"

Gee I thought he was going to dry hump everyone.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Teaos » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:52 am

Bright lights, radiation, high sounds. You can assume these monsters have some senses we can mess with, blind em, deafen them, then trip them over.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:12 pm

I thought he was gonna hit you with his ear. *Shrug* :lol:
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby stitch626 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:02 pm

So it turns out the many page argument was for naught, as the duel pilot had nothing to do with efficiency.
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Also, they explain in the intro (I don't consider this a spoiler as its covered in about 5 minutes) that they did use conventional weapons, but they simply couldn't kill the things fast enough before they reached cities. So they needed something big enough to intercept and actually slow them down (for all the good that does them).
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:44 pm

Meh, it's a giant robot punching the hell out of a giant kaiju. That's all I need. 8)
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Mikey » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:12 am

Bill Watterson wrote:"It says 'Japanese Cast'...two big rubbery monsters slug it out over major metropolitan centres in a battle for world supremacy...doesn't that sound great?"
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:28 am

So I bought it today and I just found out, it didn't bomb. It made a lot of money.

Something I realized but never mentioned was the Wall they were talking about. Unless they were filling it with concrete or something, there was no way those beams we saw could hold back a giant monster 250 feet tall. Take a close look at the construction when you get the chance.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:08 am

I transversed an inter-dimensional portal, survived the crushing depth of the trench, swam the ocean.... but foiled by this... wall. Blast you humans!!!
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Tyyr » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:12 pm

Yeah, Pac Rim didn't hit it big here but it blew things up overseas so it made plenty of money. Guillermo is already writing the sequel. Picking up my copy this afternoon.

The wall was just monumentally stupid. If they'd lined the top of it with kaiju killing weapons like Gipsy's plasma cannon then maybe but just a wall?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:25 pm

Oh, yeah. Wall was plenty stupid.
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