Anchor ads are not supported on this page.

4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

A closer look at the trailer for Pacific Rim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w6Vv2z-QiAI

Well BRAAAAHM my BRAAAAHM, it's another movie about punching robots. I kind of hope it opens with a 2001-style bit that traces the development of human warfare, from cavemen punching each other, to one picking up a bone and using it as a club, to one standing at a distance and hurling a rock, and on from there to the sword, the bow, the catapult, the gun, the cannon, the plane, and finally, the intercontinental ballistic missile, a weapon that allows you to wreak astonishing destruction on your enemies from thousands of miles away at the press of a button. Then - record scratch - suddenly, we're back to punching. Only this time, we're doing it with super-cool giant robots.

I rather suspect that director Guillermo del Toro would be happy to acknowledge all his cultural debts for this one, which plays an awful lot like live action anime. (We already know he nabbed a famous video game voice for his computer system.) But let's do a little taxonomy anyway, shall we?

Aliens

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36926/

The chunky extend-o feet are the biggest echo here, but so is the whole idea of metal exoskeleton employed in hand-to-hand combat with an alien monster. What Aliens had going for it was that the loader was all Ripley had to work with. Here on earth, we have the aforementioned ICBMs; not sure why we need to go back to punching.

Iron Man

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36928/

Just sayin'.

Cloverfield

Monsters rising from the sea and destroying bridges!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36929/

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36930/

Transformers

Super-punch!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36931/

Four-armed robot!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36932/

Real Steel

Dual operators for a single entity!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36933/

Prometheus

Mustachioed captain Idris Elba!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36934/

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Rosemarie's out to show sliders have legs in Mission Beach

A stationary kitchen turns out even saucier superstuffed mini buns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w6Vv2z-QiAI

Well BRAAAAHM my BRAAAAHM, it's another movie about punching robots. I kind of hope it opens with a 2001-style bit that traces the development of human warfare, from cavemen punching each other, to one picking up a bone and using it as a club, to one standing at a distance and hurling a rock, and on from there to the sword, the bow, the catapult, the gun, the cannon, the plane, and finally, the intercontinental ballistic missile, a weapon that allows you to wreak astonishing destruction on your enemies from thousands of miles away at the press of a button. Then - record scratch - suddenly, we're back to punching. Only this time, we're doing it with super-cool giant robots.

I rather suspect that director Guillermo del Toro would be happy to acknowledge all his cultural debts for this one, which plays an awful lot like live action anime. (We already know he nabbed a famous video game voice for his computer system.) But let's do a little taxonomy anyway, shall we?

Aliens

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36926/

The chunky extend-o feet are the biggest echo here, but so is the whole idea of metal exoskeleton employed in hand-to-hand combat with an alien monster. What Aliens had going for it was that the loader was all Ripley had to work with. Here on earth, we have the aforementioned ICBMs; not sure why we need to go back to punching.

Iron Man

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36928/

Just sayin'.

Cloverfield

Monsters rising from the sea and destroying bridges!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36929/

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36930/

Transformers

Super-punch!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36931/

Four-armed robot!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36932/

Real Steel

Dual operators for a single entity!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36933/

Prometheus

Mustachioed captain Idris Elba!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/13/36934/

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Clayton's delivers: Coronado's morning-after comfort food

Next Article

Unmakeable: All Sales Final

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town The Gonzo Report — Making the musical scene, or at least reporting from it Letters — Our inbox Movies@Home — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Theater — On stage in San Diego this week Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close

Anchor ads are not supported on this page.