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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim
This list was started on 13th July 2013 by agentdc7
There are 56 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 10th February 2015

The Things I Learned . . .

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It's best to tell your partner that your Jaeger is equipped with new swords after all other weapons are gone.
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    Posted, 13th July 2013
    by agentdc7
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    Throwing a sea monster into water is an effective move.
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      Posted, 17th July 2013
      by judoon
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      apparently the world leaders had the time and money to build big ass punching machines but not long range lasers or any devastating weapons to kill the 'kaijus' before they even hit the shore
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        Posted, 14th September 2013
        by Holla
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        You have perfect radio contact to a pilot in another dimension.
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          Posted, 1st October 2013
          by Blendwerk42
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          Eight Chinooks are enough to hold up a 250 foot tall metal robot.
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            Posted, 13th July 2013
            by agentdc7
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            Kaijus are manufactured monsters. Some of them are manufactured to be pregnant as well.
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              Posted, 13th July 2013
              by agentdc7
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              When designing Jaegers, the best place to put the cockpit is in the head because it's the most obvious and vulnerable point for Kaijus to attack.
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                Posted, 14th July 2013
                by agentdc7
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                Guillermo Del Toro to Ron Perlman = Tim Burton to Johnny Depp.
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                  Posted, 13th July 2013
                  by agentdc7
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                  Hong Kong streets are designed to be wide enough for a Jaeger to walk through just in case.
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                    Posted, 13th July 2013
                    by agentdc7
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                    Americans always save the world.
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                    • 12th April 2015 by Garga
                      Don't forget that they achieve it by using their good NUKEs while coward Brits wanted to hide behind the walls.
                    • 7th August 2014 by catmunch1
                      Wil Smith??? lol
                    • 19th October 2013 by Creamlord666
                      Correction: White, healthy and handsome US-Americans always save the world.
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                    Posted, 9th August 2013
                    by bourbonphantom
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                    A nuclear reactor is the same as a nuclear warhead.
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                    • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                      Fuel uranium is about 4% U-235, while weapons grade is about 90%. In movie-land though, a "meltdown" means the same thing as "thermonuclear detonation.
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                    Posted, 1st October 2013
                    by Blendwerk42
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                    Use your sword as a last resort, just punch them in the face and throw them first.
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                      Posted, 17th October 2013
                      by catmunch1
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                      Don't put a network of defenses around the hole the monsters come out of.
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                        Posted, 17th October 2013
                        by catmunch1
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                        If everyone in a completely filled Kaiju bunker finds out the monster is after you, the bunker will get larger so everyone can move away from you.
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                        • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                          Maybe they started standing on each others' heads or something.
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                        Posted, 13th July 2013
                        by agentdc7
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                        Russian Jaeger pilots pilot steampunk-like Jaeger because... stereotypes.
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                          Posted, 19th July 2013
                          by JohnL27
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                          EMP weapons don't damage electronics that are analog.
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                            Posted, 17th October 2013
                            by catmunch1
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                            Quirky scientists act like quirky scientists.
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                              Posted, 13th July 2013
                              by agentdc7
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                              Oil tankers are made of one seamless metal frame. You can use it like a baseball bat.
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                              • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                It's got a super-strong double-hull I bet. :-)
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                              Posted, 13th July 2013
                              by agentdc7
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                              Elbow rocket = Falcon Punch.
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                                Posted, 13th July 2013
                                by agentdc7
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                                Hannibal Chau can hold his breath for a really long time.
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                                  Posted, 15th July 2013
                                  by agentdc7
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                                  The cocky guy who hates the main character will always find a way to sacrifice/redeem himself in the end.
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                                  • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                    True in Pacific Rim as it is in a hundred other movies.
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                                  Posted, 15th July 2013
                                  by agentdc7
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                                  My plan failed the first time so I'm going to just try again and pray for the best. Nevermind that I only have 4 Jaegers left and the wall doesn't work.
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                                    Posted, 19th July 2013
                                    by JohnL27
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                                    Detonating the core of a Jaeger causes enough water displacement to leave the ocean bottom exposed to the air briefly. Guess they weren't concerned about the ensuing tidal wave that should have wiped out the coast.
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                                    • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                      Well, that big ol' coastal wall has to be good for something!
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                                    Posted, 9th August 2013
                                    by bourbonphantom
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                                    The first giant robots ever built were made with analog electronics.
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                                      Posted, 9th August 2013
                                      by bourbonphantom
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                                      Actually, after the first time the Jaegers killed a Kaiju the "natural" reaction of the US army would be stuffing a nuke into the dead body on throw it through the dimension portal. Worked for Iron Man too and I doubt that wasn't one of the first things that came to mind after "General" brainstorming.
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                                        Posted, 12th August 2013
                                        by Creamlord666
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                                        You have a giant robot equipped with lasers, plasma cannons and missiles, so its completely logical to run towards the 'kaiju' and punch them in the face instead of launching the weapons from a mile away
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                                        • 10th February 2015 by maffyd
                                          Because GDT wanted a movie where the Jaeger punched Kaiju. It's probably explained in the 'expanded universe' material. Or not...
                                        • 19th October 2013 by Creamlord666
                                          Well, when you punch the Kaiju you can deliver a one-liner to stroke your ego - for example "In your face bitch!"
                                        • 17th October 2013 by catmunch1
                                          I thought that was really stupid, why even punch at all?
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                                        Posted, 14th September 2013
                                        by Holla
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                                        Best way to destroy population in another world is to send big animals one by one and hope that they will get the job done.
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                                          Posted, 5th October 2013
                                          by randy
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                                          Having a hull of solid pure metals is better than having alloys. After all, iron alloys don't rust (but pure iron does), and who doesn't like a heavier, rust-prone Jaegers hitting the OCEANS
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                                          • 19th May 2014 by bigred3002
                                            I never understood that either. Pure iron is pretty brittle.
                                          • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                            But pure is always better...right?
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                                          Posted, 7th October 2013
                                          by IcyNeko
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                                          Why not just make the Jaegers alot bigger than the monsters, instead of the same size?
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                                            Posted, 17th October 2013
                                            by catmunch1
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                                            Janek from Prometheus had to kill himself again to save everybody!
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                                              Posted, 17th October 2013
                                              by catmunch1
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                                              The Jaegers did almost as much damage to the city as the monsters.
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                                                Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                by catmunch1
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                                                Beating people up with martial arts will qualify you to operate a Jaeger!
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                                                  Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                  by catmunch1
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                                                  Although you are plummeting to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in giant robots, pressure change will not affect you in the slightest
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                                                    Posted, 26th October 2013
                                                    by CgiFanofDoom
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                                                    Newton's cradle will not react to a collapsing building, but they will to a nudge of a Jaeger's fist.
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                                                      Posted, 13th July 2013
                                                      by agentdc7
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                                                      When forming a last stand with 4 remaining Jaegers, don't bother bringing any military aircraft to increase your chances of survival.
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                                                        Posted, 14th July 2013
                                                        by agentdc7
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                                                        Heated arguments between characters is just exposition.
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                                                          Posted, 19th July 2013
                                                          by JohnL27
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                                                          Only the government(s) would think of something as stupid as the Anti-Kaiju wall as a promising strategy. What then? Kaijus pileup outside the wall?
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                                                          • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                                            Yep. Then maybe they'll pile up over their dead, like in Starship Troopers, and climb the wall!
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                                                          Posted, 10th August 2013
                                                          by agentdc7
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                                                          Too bad the Jaegers couldn't all get together and form Devastator.
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                                                          • 11th January 2014 by agentdc7
                                                            They didnt want to be associated with such a crappy movie with wrecking balls.
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                                                          Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                          by catmunch1
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                                                          You have to be really strong and in excellent shape to operate a giant robot.
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                                                            Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                            by catmunch1
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                                                            Of you are ever to Design a Giant Robot, be sure to name it after something german.
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                                                            • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                                              Well, considering the Germans designed the Tiger, Elefant, and Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte, I'd say they know their huge tanks.
                                                            • 18th October 2013 by Creamlord666
                                                              I found it more disturbing that they named the russian Jaeger "Cherno"...short for Chernobyl? Hmm "Cherno Bill"
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                                                            Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                            by Ugdalf
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                                                            Gypsy is analog. Apparently Chinooks are too.
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                                                            • 19th May 2014 by bigred3002
                                                              Most military vehicles are EMP hardened
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                                                            Posted, 8th January 2014
                                                            by agentdc7
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                                                            The UN decides to keep constructing anit-kaiju walls even though they are proven useless on live TV.
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                                                            • 18th April 2014 by kvn8907
                                                              I didn't quite get the timing on that. If I understand correctly, the governments decommissioned the Jagar program first, and then 5 months later, when the number of Jagars had already shrunk from 30 down to 4, did a monster finally get through the wall. If so, the strategy would have seemed to be working until that time.
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                                                            Posted, 12th January 2014
                                                            by Evilgidgit
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                                                            If you stole Hannibal Chau's golden shoe, he will know, even if he's sitting in the throat of a baby Kaiju.
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                                                              Posted, 13th July 2013
                                                              by agentdc7
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                                                              After 10 years of Kaiju attacks, you'll probably see some Kaiju action figures and TV shows pop up.
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                                                                Posted, 13th July 2013
                                                                by agentdc7
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                                                                GLaDOS.
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                                                                  Posted, 13th July 2013
                                                                  by agentdc7
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                                                                  #1 Pentecost doesn't like being touched and #2 Pentecost doesn't like be touched.
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                                                                    Posted, 13th July 2013
                                                                    by agentdc7
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                                                                    Picking up the monsters and throwing them really hurt " their feelings".
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                                                                      Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                                      by catmunch1
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                                                                      Shooting flares at a giant pissed off monster that is about to squash you, seems to be no big deal to the crew.
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                                                                      • 18th October 2013 by Creamlord666
                                                                        What could go wrong with that anyway? Kaiju's are built to destroy things at large scale like scyscrapers or giant robots, they have no skills to fight tiny, puny humans.
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                                                                      Posted, 17th October 2013
                                                                      by catmunch1
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                                                                      After crashing a massive, multi-billion dollar robot and witnessing the death of a soldier that cost millions of dollars to train and genetically alter, the government just lets you disappear into a tiny Alaskan community to build a wall.
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                                                                      • 19th May 2014 by bigred3002
                                                                        Ummmmmm..they weren't genetically altered.
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                                                                      Posted, 3rd December 2013
                                                                      by Briseous
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                                                                      To the UN governments, building a wall against huge monsters, some of which can fly, is a viable alternative to finding some way to destroy or stop those monsters.
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                                                                        Posted, 18th April 2014
                                                                        by kvn8907
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                                                                        The Jaeger idea came up after the first bottle of Jaggermeister was finished.
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                                                                          Posted, 27th April 2014
                                                                          by RumeursRTru
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                                                                          Aliens in another dimension must be really puzzled why not a single kaiju ever came back.
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                                                                            Posted, 27th April 2014
                                                                            by RumeursRTru
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                                                                            The interdimensional portal activates both ways for the Kadju in case any of them destroyed the humans but then wanted to come back home afterwards . . . and retire or something.
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                                                                              Posted, 15th July 2014
                                                                              by KGator
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                                                                              Building a giant wall around all the world's cities to protect humanity is a great idea that everyone is happy with . . . except for all the people who live outside the cities or work as sailors. What was the main theory at work here, that the Kaiju would die of boredom?
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                                                                                Posted, 15th July 2014
                                                                                by KGator
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                                                                                The Kaiju would have made great meals for thousands of starving people.
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                                                                                  Posted, 7th August 2014
                                                                                  by catmunch1
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                                                                                  Today, they are cancelling the apocalypse.
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                                                                                    Posted, 10th February 2015
                                                                                    by maffyd
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