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2013 American science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Travis Beacham, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.

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What is the connection between Guillermo del Toro and the video game Portal?

In Pacific Rim, the voice of GladOS from Portal can be heard (whether it was in the Gipsy Danger Jäger or the Hong Kong facility, I can't remember). Del Toro said he was a great fan and it was a wink ...
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Are there deliberate Robot Jox references in Pacific Rim?

I stumbled across this gif and was wondering are there any other Easter egg references to Robot Jox in Pacific Rim? This seems too close to be an accident but cant really find a lot about it out there....
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Can (Kaiju) DNA be scanned from a distance?

The Kaiju drift reveals the breach is secured by DNA fingerprinting. From what I can tell, the DNA matching doesn't require taking a sample from Kaiju. I'm only familiar with DNA matching through ...
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How big is Godzilla in the new film?

I'm trying to work out if the Godzilla in the latest film is biggest yet and how it compares to Pacific Rim's Kaiju. I know Scunner (the only Cat V kaiju) was 134.4m and weighed 3,230 tons. Although ...
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Why would the Kaiju's appearances follow a pattern?

In the movie it is seen that the frequency of the Kaijus' appearance keeps growing in a certain pattern, we even see the scientists being able to calculate when the next Kaiju will arrive. But why ...
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What did Hannibal try once?

I'm confused about a conversation in Pacific Rim beween Newt and Hannibal Chow. It's previous established that eyes can become bloodshot and damaged when a drift goes wrong (or perhaps it's too much ...
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How did Marshal Pentecost know he and Chuck Hansen were drift compatible?

In the final battle of Pacific Rim when Herc Hansen had been injured Marshal Pentecost and Chuck Hansen pilot the Striker Eureka into the ocean. Chuck had concerns that the pair would not be drift ...
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Are Kaijus alien creatures or Earth based animals?

As per the size of the Kaiju, they seemed like they could be monsters from Earth, but in the movie they showed that they may be alien too. So I just want to know, what exactly are these Kaijus?
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Significance of the many unusual names?

I might go the risk of a slightly opinionated question here, but it seems to me that Pacific Rim employs quite some unusual forenames for many of its major characters, e.g. Raleigh, Yancy, Stacker, ...
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Why didn't they use the sword they had?

In the movie Pacific Rim the robots kept losing and almost at the last minute they remembered that they had a super powerful sword and cut the kaiju in half. Why didn't they use that in the beginning ...
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How were the coastal walls supposed to block the Kaiju?

While I realise the futility of looking for logic in such movies, I'd still like to know if any plausible reason was provided for why coastal walls were considered to be better than the Jaegers. Cost:...
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Significance of the shoes

During the course of Pacific Rim we share with Mako Mori a memory of her childhood when she was saved from a Kaiju attack by Marshal Pentecost in his Jaeger. During those events she somehow lost a ...
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Why are those robots called Jaegers?

When watching Pacific Rim in German it didn't strike me much to hear those giant robots being called "Jäger" (hunters), only to be surprised by the fact that they are called "Jaegers" in the original, ...
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Was this scene an homage to Hellboy?

In one scene, Ron Perlman's character is eaten by a giant monster. This isn't the first time this has happened to him in a del Toro movie, it also somewhat happened in Hellboy. Was this scene ...
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What was kaiju blue?

In the intro to the movie Pacific Rim, they mention Kaiju Blue being somewhat of a problem after a kaiju was taken down. I didn't quite understand what it was or why it was a problem. What was it?
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What did Mako say?

Right before the detonation of the large nuke, Mako said something to Stacker. It wasn't subtitled and I don't speak Japanese. What did she say?
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