Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thank you Pacific Rim for giving us rockets on the elbow

Every time that I watch the "Pacific Rim" trailer, I get shivers. I wanted to blog about this in December, but I had too many things going on. But now that things are clearing up a bit, if you haven't watched this trailer, you should do so now.

Specifically (if you don't have time or if you've seen it already but didn't do a frame by frame analysis) advance to 1:52 in the video. You see the gargantuan Jaeger robot pull back its arm to punch a kaiju monster in the face and there are ROCKETS on its elbow to propel its fist forward with even more force to knock its lights out! Boo Yah! That's what I'm talkin' about! How frickin' cool is that to punch a big monster in the face with rockets on your elbow to give you added thrust? Guillermo del Toro, you are a genius!
Thank you, thank you "Pacific Rim" for giving us rockets on the elbow to punch kaiju monster in da face. Read my other post on the most exciting movie of 2013, Pacific Rim, HERE.

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Have a great Thursday.

36 comments:

Callie Leuck said...

Someone got bored of sitting tight and not getting out his post-a-day!

But yes, that trailer is totally kickass.

Elise Fallson said...

If I had FU money, I'd fly to the States on the day it comes out just to watch the premiere. I'd buy a large popcorn with extra butter on it too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Del Toro only does epic movies!

Brinda said...

I can't wait to see this movie!!

Tammy Theriault said...

Wow, didn't hear of this movie yet! Thanks for showing it off!

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Nothing better than a rocket punch.

Charity Bradford said...

Awesome! It's like an updated and cool version of Voltron!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks! I'll grab this for my husband for his birthday. He'll be impressed!

Adam said...

the giant robot looks like master chief

Slamdunk said...

Cool trailer. Off to read your other post on the movie now...

Munir said...

I went on Laura's blog to say" Hi" but my comment is not going through for some reason.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this one! I've never outgrown these stories and films. "Cancelling the Apocalypse." That's a great line.

Cindy said...

It looks like transformers -vs- monsters.

Stephen Hayes said...

I've yet to see this trailer. Now I'll look for it.

Tonja said...

It's going to be a summer of movies for sure!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

@Callie: LOL There's so much coming up. The last season of Merlin is starting Friday, I have CES next week, plus Being Human and Shameless is coming back. And then the Walking Dead starts up again in February!

@Elise: I'd love to have FU money. That's my goal in life.

@Alex: It's true. And he's getting even more epic as time goes on. I wonder what he'll tackle next.

@Brinda: Same here.

@Tammy: You're welcome.

@P.T.: ZOMGAH...do I get the impression that you will actually go and see this movie? That there might be a bone in your body that is remotely excited????

@Charity: I think that's what he was going for--a blatant homage.

@Elizabeth: You should go with him for the premiere this summer!

@Adam: He kinda does. Master Chief looks awesome.

@Slamdunk: I hope you like my analysis of the Jaeger bluprints.

@Munir: Hmmm. I wonder if it has to do with disqus

@Stephen: Me too.

@Cindy: I think that's what they were going for, except without the robots becoming cars and planes.

@Stephen: Just click play sir!

David P. King said...

I'm completely beside myself that sci-fi is practically dominating the 2013 lineup, all ending with Ender's Game in Nov (unless someone else comes out later). This looks like a sweet ride! :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Another interesting trailer...

Thanks Michael

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I just found out what my husband and I are going to do for a date night this summer! I hadn't yet heard of the movie, but it looks awesome.

Valentina Hepburn said...

Y'know, Michael, I can think of a few people I'd like to punch with rockets on my elbow. Maybe I should get me some. Always love your posts. They're so unique. Happy New Year from the UK.

Luanne Smith said...

Okay, am I really the only one to say it? Rockets are great, but I'm watching this movie for Charlie Hunam. :P

Kiru Taye said...

Cool. I do love the occasional sci-fi movie. I see this one has Idris Elba in it, so it's now a must-watch for me. :)

Leigh Covington said...

Ha! I hadn't watched it until now, but that is SO COOL!

Donna Hole said...

I saw The Hobbit on Monday and this trailer was on it. Awesome! I guess good guys need a little extra umph in the punch to defeat the bad guys? Or maybe Guillermo just likes things that blow up :)

Heading to Laura's now.

......dhole

Raquel Byrnes said...

Was that Charlie Hunnam!? Yes. I will totally be watching this one. Combination Godzilla and Robot Jox...why not? :)

Brooke R. Busse said...

As Stephen said above, the line "cancelling the apocalypse" is genius. I actually wrote it down. Lines and sayings have been really inspiring me lately.

And I did not know they were making an ENDER'S GAME movie! (re: David's comment above)

Michael, I was wondering about your opinion on the WARM BODIES movie coming out February 1st. I'm actually really excited to see it (and my birthday is Feb. 4th so yeahh... :) ) and I was curious about your thoughts.

Liz said...

Must be a guy thing...

Lisa said...

I'll look out for it in Malaysia. Happy New Year Mike, may 2013 be bright and beautiful. And thank you Mike for your wishes for me, you understood.

tfwalsh said...

Haven't heard of it, but it could be I've been hiding under a rock... looks so good. I know hubby will love it:)

Rusty Webb said...

I liked the trailer. I have faith that Del Toro will make this awesome. It's hard for me not to think of Power Rangers with this concept. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Helena said...

The trailer is lots of fun, and the elbow rockets make sense -- in martial arts and self-defense, the elbow itself can be one mean weapon.

Kyra Lennon said...

Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who isn't watching this show! I really should do something about that!

Christine Rains said...

This is the one movie I'm really excited about this year! It looks spectacular. And GLADoS! That's actually GLADoS!

Laura Eno said...

I'm sorry, Munir. I do have first comment moderation on, but I don't show you in pending or spam. I'm not sure why you couldn't comment.

When, when, WHEN is Pacific Rim coming out? I want to see it!

Matthew MacNish said...

It's also got Glados in it!

Alyson Burdette said...

I haven't watched this yet, I'll have to check it out! :)