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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:00 pm

The people in charge of defense must have been French.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Pacific Rim

Budget - $190 million

US gross - $101 million
Foreign gross - $306 million
Total gross - $407 million
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby stitch626 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:40 pm

Glad it did well enough.

While the wall was stupid, it does seem like something someone would think of. Probably some comity somewhere.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:59 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Oh, yeah. Wall was plenty stupid.


Beyond stupid.

Let's say they did build a wall that is impervious to giant monsters. They were going to allow the Pacific to be filled up with these giant monsters? What about monsters who appear to have the ability to climb?

Very shortsighted and expensive if it was a short term solution.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Nutso » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:18 pm

Jim wrote:Pacific Rim

Budget - $190 million

US gross - $101 million
Foreign gross - $306 million
Total gross - $407 million

I can't believe American chose Grown Ups 2 over Pacific Rim. What happened?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:50 pm

McAvoy wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Oh, yeah. Wall was plenty stupid.


Beyond stupid.

Let's say they did build a wall that is impervious to giant monsters. They were going to allow the Pacific to be filled up with these giant monsters? What about monsters who appear to have the ability to climb?

Very shortsighted and expensive if it was a short term solution.

The wall is just stupid on every front. Did they mean to build these things along the coastlines of every single continent and island in the world? If not the monsters can just go around. And even if you did, you're ceding control of the world's oceans to them. Not smart, to put it mildly.

And then even after a monster came and battered through their wall in under an hour, their attitude was "well I think we should stick with it." Um... why?

Not to mention that there are also flying Kaiju. Whups, so much for the wall idea.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:38 pm

The wall would also consume an incredible amount of resources. Maybe that resources would be better spent just making an artificial island on top of that opening in he Pacific. Logistically impossible though.

I wonder why they couldn't just go full out and build more Jaegers. Alot of them.

Or better yet just build machines with that plasma cannon. Build a lot of them
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Coalition » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:33 am

Teaos wrote:Nuke the portal?


The portal would reject anything without Kaiju DNA, so all you'd be doing is nuking the seas around it. Though that still would have been better than letting them in unopposed.

If you combine the Wall with Jaegers, the wall slows them down, and the Jaegers finish them off. Or you just nuke them before they get to the Wall, so the blast occurs outside, rather than nuking part of the city. Maybe they thought the Kaiju were just dumb animals, coming through faster and faster. If the wall kept them from coming through, they'd go another way.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Jim » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:53 am

Nutso wrote:
Jim wrote:Pacific Rim

Budget - $190 million

US gross - $101 million
Foreign gross - $306 million
Total gross - $407 million

I can't believe American chose Grown Ups 2 over Pacific Rim. What happened?


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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:07 am

Here's a thought. You can't nuke the portal, just the surrounding area? Okay, then put a big damn nuke next to the portal and just let it sit there. When a Kaiju comes out, BOOOOOM. No more Kaiju. Drop the next nuke down to the portal and wait again. End of problem.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Teaos » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:24 am

Or in the process cave in, cover the portal with crap.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:47 pm

Teaos wrote:Or in the process cave in, cover the portal with crap.


Like I said, build an artificial island on top of it.

Nuking the portal sounds like an idea.

Place nuke mines there.
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby Jim » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:24 pm

Wouldn't the "dirt" just call through/into the portal if you tried to cover it?
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Re: Pacific Rim

Postby McAvoy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:30 pm

Jim wrote:Wouldn't the "dirt" just call through/into the portal if you tried to cover it?


Don't know. All they said is that Jaegers and bombs bounce off of the portal. Jaegers are as inanimate as dirt, I doubt the portal is that precise to differentiate between dirt and a giant robot.
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