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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:40 pm Reply with quote
Key thing to remember is that is his decision now but it could change. How many times has Miyazaki said he would retire before "officially" retiring?
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Omu



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:00 am Reply with quote
Actually, I couldn't care less. The stars in Pacific Rim aren't the actors but the mechas. He is easily replaceable.
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H. Guderian



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:09 am Reply with quote
Oh. they got the guy for Fin in this? Alright, I can do this. Sad to not have an actor return, but we're still good.
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Nitsugalego



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:16 am Reply with quote
Remember kids, if it had been the other way around, people would be calling this "white washing"and throwing hissy fits around the internet.
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:26 am Reply with quote
To be fair, he was pretty much the weakest part of the movie.
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Lord Oink



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:59 am Reply with quote
Nitsugalego wrote:
Remember kids, if it had been the other way around, people would be calling this "white washing"and throwing hissy fits around the internet.


But this isn't a Japanese movie. It's totally American. It's not like GITS or Power Rangers adaptions.
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FlareKnight



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:10 am Reply with quote
Yeah, it's pretty unimportant. Can easily go with a new lead character for the movie. Did an ok job, but was hardly the core of the movie. That goes to the mechs and the monsters. Since both are CGI...doesn't matter if we have a new human main character.
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:35 am Reply with quote
Meh. It's not like he was the reason I liked the movie. Couldn't care less who pilots. I want mecha and kaiju.
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Hawkmonger



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:32 am Reply with quote
I remember his performance being somewhat...hoacky, so maybe having the wonderful John Boyega instead is an actual improvement...
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Fenrin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:32 am Reply with quote
As long as they have more cool side characters I'm down. Like those Russian and Chinese pilots, they were actually more interesting than the main duo. I don't remember what happened to them actually, gotta rewatch now.
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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:42 am Reply with quote
Well that's too bad.
I hope Mako is still in the sequel.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:37 am Reply with quote
Omu wrote:
Actually, I couldn't care less. The stars in Pacific Rim aren't the actors but the mechas. He is easily replaceable.

Idris Elba was least replaceable, but that's right. No one cares about the humans.
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KENZICHI



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:50 am Reply with quote
Fenrin wrote:
As long as they have more cool side characters I'm down. Like those Russian and Chinese pilots, they were actually more interesting than the main duo. I don't remember what happened to them actually, gotta rewatch now.


spoiler[ Pretty sure they all died. Every pilot died except for the mains (and the daddy's boy since he didn't pilot). ]
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cmads



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:26 am Reply with quote
And now we know why Del Toro had all those problems to start filming the movie, without an actor to replace he gone to another project.
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Fabe



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:09 am Reply with quote
Nitsugalego wrote:
Remember kids, if it had been the other way around, people would be calling this "white washing"and throwing hissy fits around the internet.


whats does 'whitewashing' have to do with this?
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