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I think they were just having fun making those names up. In an interview, Guillermo del Toro said: Travis is truly a genius at world creation and naming. He came up with Jaeger and kaiju. We shared robot names - I put half, he put half - but Hercules Hansen? That’s a fucking name! Stacker Pentecost. He had something weird for Raleigh, I changed it to ...


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It got elaborated in wikia pretty well: "Kaiju Blue" is the Blood of the monsterous Kaiju creatures. It is also highly toxic to the Earth and Humans. It can instantly poison the land it falls on. Everything gets stained, Peoples skin, their nails, everything. and if it gets into the human system, the suferer will begin to cough up blue vapour. -


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She said "aishitemasu" which is "I love you" in Japanese.


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During the scene after the end credits, we see Perlman cut his way out of the Kaiju and then exclaim "Where's my Damn Shoe!?" That whole bit where he gets swallowed (by a premature Birthed Kaiju with no teeth) was simple comedy relief scene to show that the character portrayed didn't know everything, but maintains posturing as though he does. I doubt this ...


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You are probably right in all your points and one could easily classify the idea of this wall as stupid or a plot-inconsistency (neither do I remember any plausible reason to be given in the movie). Yet I'd say its stupidity served exactly the purpose it had to serve in the context of the movie. It showed how desperate and, yes, stupid those bureaucrats ...


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I'm not sure if this is a good enough answer for you, as it doesn't contain weight, but among the promotional material released for Godzilla was this size comparison chart: Now, to my understanding that is an official chart, released in Empire Magazine. It lists him as being just over 100m tall. I've also seen this fan-made chart which differs slightly: ...


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Well, why not? Why should anything done on purpose by reasonably thinking creatures not follow any kind of pattern? More specifically speaking, the Kaiju were created by these alien invaders in order to test our weaknesses, adapt to them and gradually weaken our defenses up to a point where they can start to invade us on a more personal level. With this ...


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It is established right away that drift-compatibility is something that is based on a kind of equality in spirit as it exists between what one could more poetically call "soul mates" (like Raleigh and Mako) or brothers (like the Beckets) or father and son (like the Hansens). So given that Marshal Pentecost and Herc Hansen were once drift-compatible and Herc ...


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You would have to look at this from the point of view of the filmmaker as well as from the point of view of the actual character From a filmmaker's perspective you would want to keep your 'best-for-last' moment to be as surprising and awe-inspiring as possible. Revealing the sword earlier to the audience would spoil the climax. As far as the characters ...


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The only language the Japanese geek out over as much as they do English, is German. There are plenty of examples, particularly in anime and Japanese video games of German words and German or German-sounding names in use. For the life of me I can't find it via Googling but I swear I've seen some game or anime use the term Jaeger for its mecha in the past. IMO,...


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The scientist who created the Jaeger mechs was Jasper Schoenfeld (a german name). Hence while naming his ideas and creation, he may have chosen a german term for hunter. As to why the plot contains this obvious german reference, it is unclear whether Del Toro chose a german word because it pairs up with Kaiju or because of german prowess in automotive ...


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"Jaeger program" was presented and started by "Jasper Schoenfeld", he is stated as American citizen but his place of birth or ancestry isn't mentioned, we can only guess from his surname that it is from German speaking countries, which would explain why he chose the German word for hunter. But still there are lot of speculations about this, especially since ...


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I would like to offer an alternative suggestion which gives the governments a little more tactical intelligence. The film established that the kaiju were coming through more and more frequently. What started as every six months was rapidly becoming a matter of days - during the course of the film we saw the first double and triple events. In addition by ...


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Hannibal was talking about the public bunker. He never tried to drift with Kaijus. After saying the sentence, he opened his glasses to reveal a scarred eye, presumably caused by his time in public bunker-falling debris, perhaps?


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The Kaiju are a race of amphibious creatures genetically engineered by the Precursors, a sentient race from the Anteverse. In 2013, the Precursors opened a portal between dimensions at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, allowing the Kaiju to enter Earth's dimension. (Source:pacificrim.wikia.com) So its clear from that, Kaiju are the monster created by ...


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A great question. I personally have always seen red shoes as a representation of dream states, as in The Wizard of Oz, and here is a great site which offers up an interesting take on this, including: ...I think they simply serve to show a bond between the characters. It raises a question, what does this mean, why is it important to them? Later, we ...


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Jeager is a common name for strong military leaders (side doesn't really matter, but usually good) and robots (manned or AI) in Japanese manga series or stories and games inspired but such series... some examples below: Gray Fox (Frank Jaeger), a character in the Metal Gear series Jagar Tharn, a fictional character of The Elder Scrolls universe Karl Jaeger, ...


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In addition to AnkitSharma's correct answer to the question of what it actually was I'd just like to add another viewpoint that occurred to me in the wake of the recent Godzilla-hype. Radiation has always been a strong element of the Godzilla-franchise, especially Godzilla's nature as a radioactive monster and his meaning as a symbol for the dangers of ...


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The wall was being built for psychological reasons. So the tax payers were not happy about funding the Jaegers when they sometimes did damage to the coastal cities as well. Remember most people have never seen a Kaiju except for on tv. And so the government, who were running out of options, decided to increase job spaces by starting construction on a massive ...


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No, there is no real life technology that allows for contact-less DNA testing or matching. DNA is not transmitted or otherwise scannable remotely. Of course, we can remotely analysis planets and nebula via radio telescopes, so its not impossible that remote DNA testing could happen. Additionally, DNA testing requires PCR which currently takes hours to days ...


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From my understanding he tried to drift with one, but somehow lacked the knowledge and/or just the right "material" (or equipment). He didn't get it 100% working/right. Earlier in the movie they introduce the concept of compatibility/synchronicity, so this might have been an additional factor here. Edit: After watching the specific scenes again I'd even ...


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I think there is also a psychological extension to the response provided above by Napoleon Wilson in relation to the desperate decisions being made by the world governments at that time, ie the end of the world. There is a certain amount of reassurance that is provided by having something to put between you and the 'other', the outside world. In this case, ...


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From the Wikipedia page of the movie: Del Toro wanted to "honor" the kaiju and mecha genres while creating an original stand-alone film, something "conscious of the heritage, but not a pastiche or an homage or a greatest hits of everything". The director made a point of starting from scratch, without emulating or referencing any previous examples of ...


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(Pure speculation, it might not at all be correct.) My friend told me that it was because the intended effect was, these giant mechas are going to "hunt" Kaiju. And giant robots named Hunters, doesn't sound very impressive. But giant robots named Jaegers, now that's more intimidating. Couple this to the whole Japanese obsession towards German words, and ...


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I doesn't seem to be any other connection besides Del Toro being a fan and using the same voice actress in these movies.


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I know this question was posed years ago, but I just saw the movie and the decision to pull back the jaeger program and build a useless massive wall actually makes perfect sense AT THE TIME for the people in charge. Let me give you a real life example of a decision that seemed to make perfect sense AT THE TIME makes absolutely no sense in hindsight. I am a ...


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