jaeger robot

theload  asked:

Also speaking of Kaiju, what did you think of Pacific Rim. I'm not sure if I've ever seen you talk about it.

Oh man, I love that movie.  It’s gonna warrant a There Goes Tokyo! entry as well as multiple ICHFs down the line.

Bullet point highlights:

  • Otachi
  • Mako Mori
  • The fact that the main human heroes of the movie are American and Japanese, which is a nice homage to the two countries that produced the most giant monster and kaiju movies.
  • The theme of people needing to come together and break boundaries to solve problems instead of isolating themselves/walling themselves off
  • The movie’s emphasis on actively confronting problems rather than ignoring them
  • Otachi
  • The kaiju designs, which despite suffering from beady eyes and tiny fangs syndrome, are still rad as heck and managed to be very expressive
  • The robots/jaegers, who I actually cared about (a rare feat in a “robots vs. monsters” plot)
  • The fact that the two of the other countries involved in saving the world were Russia and China, i.e. countries that are normally treated as stock bad guys in Western media
  • The color pallette
  • The music
  • Idris fucking Elba
  • Did I mention Otachi?

The Wounds We Share
Barduil Fic: Hobbit/Pacific Rim AU

Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind’s last hope now lies with a newly un-retired pilot and a mysterious man with an unknown past.

The person I got for the Barduil Gift Exchange was @bangnine! I really hope you enjoy it, I had a lot of fun writing this (:

Due to some technical errors, I haven’t finished the whole thing yet. However, I will hopefully have the rest of it up as soon as possible. [protip: keeping detailed notes is super helpful when you have to rewrite stuff >.< ]

The fic can be found here [there’s also a link above].

Pacific Rim Sequel Is Coming in 2018
John Boyega will be kicking some kaiju ass on February 23, 2018. That’s when the untitled Pacific Rim sequel, directed by Daredevil’s Steven S. DeKnight, will now hit theaters.

Guillermo del Toro will be executive producing the sequel to his 2013 film, which continues the futuristic story where humans drive massive robots called jaegers against an invading alien race. Actor Femi Oguns is also joining the cast.

The film was previously announced for 2017, but was moved off the schedule last year when del Toro left as director. Now, it’s back and the apocalypse once again begins in February 2018