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Hideo Kojima reviews PACIFIC RIM, "the ultimate otaku film"

Neiteio

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Via Twitter, reported by Kotaku







I'm a huge del Toro fan (before it was cool!), and I'm really looking forward to this movie. Not sure if Kojima's "filmic assessment" bodes well for the quality of the film, though! (Side note: I like how Kojima's Twitter profile says movies are 70 percent of who he is, lol)
 

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From one film director to another.

Kanye said it was good too but that guy is a goof who made a bad album recently.
 

Neiteio

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Wrong forum.
Hideo Kojima makes videogames. And here's a very videogame-y movie that's tickled his fancy. Figured his fans/critics in this forum would like to weigh in whether this is encouraging/discouraging!

From one film director to another.

Kanye said it was good too but that guy is a goof who made a bad album recently.
Yeah, Emma Watson, too. Are they letting film critics see it alongside the celebs, or...?
 

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Zone of the Enders franchise is terrible

What good mech games are out there? I've played hawken, any others?
 

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Hideo Kojima makes videogames. And here's a very videogame-y movie that's tickled his fancy. Figured his fans/critics in this forum would like to weigh in whether this is encouraging/discouraging!


Yeah, Emma Watson, too. Are they letting film critics see it alongside the celebs, or...?

Kaiju and Mecha films existed before bideo gams. I'm assuming they're using praise from people with klout as free marketing.
 

Neiteio

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My hype for this film is through the roof, so start checking the obituaries if it turns out to be bad.

Still, a man with a mind as mecha-centric as his should be trusted in regards to this sort of thing, no?
I'm a little apprehensive about the acting, to be honest, but we'll see. Hard to tell from the out-of-context clips whether this movie is best taken as a cheesy adventure movie/anime.
 

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I can see how a movie like this would appeal heavily to Kojima. I really want to see it, and i hope it isnt the mega bomb they says its going to be.
:(
 

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That's true, what if this is a mind-game and Pacific Rim is really a preamble to MGS6.

It would be nuts if during the final battle in the ocean, Metal Gear RAY swims in and delivers the final blow to a Kaiju. Smash cut to METAL GEAR SOLID VI: Titans of the Pacific titlecard, then fade to credits while the sound of Kojima's laughter echoes throughout the theatre.
 

Neiteio

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It would be nuts if during the final battle in the ocean, Metal Gear RAY swims in and delivers the final blow to a Kaiju. Smash cut to METAL GEAR SOLID VI: Titans of the Pacific titlecard, then fade to credits while the sound of Kojima's laughter echoes throughout the theatre.
It'd be even better if there's this weird chittering noise during the credits, and zealous fans slow it down 10,000X once they get the Blu-ray, revealing it's Kojima saying "Did you rike it" over and over again in a loop.
 

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kojimas praise doesn't really do it for me but kanye's hype is the truth
 

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Well, I can't say I have any use for Kojima's thoughts on film (based on his games and some of his previous reviews), but his enthusiasm is infectious!
 

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My hype for this film is through the roof, so start checking the obituaries if it turns out to be bad.

Still, a man with a mind as mecha-centric as his should be trusted in regards to this sort of thing, no?

Kojima's mecha license has been revoked until ZOE3
 

Neiteio

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I would be entirely fine with this, considering he'd probably cast everyone perfectly.

Buttered-up del Toro would probably look and taste gross though.
I imagine it would be something akin to a roaster chicken, but taste like taco.