Pacific Rim (2013)
One of the monsters has a face modeled after Imhotep.
A giant monster rises from the ocean to attack civilization.
A giant radioactive monster rises from the ocean to attack civilization. The creature cannot be stopped by conventional means.
The first Kaiju attack is in San Franciso, the setting of the Ray Harryhausen classic.
Cited by Guillermo del Toro as one of his major influences for the film.
A monster is named Onibaba.
Inspiration for the Jaeger launch process
Both feature scenes where a giant monster destroys the roof of an underground shelter, examines one of the main characters inside, and then is distracted by the appearance of another giant.
The Knifehead bears a resemblance to Guiron from this movie.
Geiszler looking for his glasses is referencing the running gag on Scooby Doo were Velma looks for her missing glasses.
SPOILER: Both feature a team traveling inside the body of a downed kaiju and discovering a baby kaiju inside
A Rocket assisted punch is one of the robot's prime weapons. Gypsy Danger's firing chest is very much like Mazinger's breast fire.
Yancy Becket quote Han Solo talking to Luke Skywalker when he says to his younger brother Raleigh: "Hey kid - don't get cocky"
The moniker Hannibal Chau is a nod to the character of Hannibal Chew.
"Newt. Nobody calls me Newton except my mother."
In both films the robot drivers are called "jockey's".
Godzilla is revealed to have a second brain in his lower body.
Each nation having it's own individualized Jaeger echoes this entry in the Gundam franchise.
The mental bridge connection between the robots and their pilots.
Scientists discover too late that giant dead monster is female and also pregnant. Also, a kaiju burrows under the street and emerges from inside a nearby skyscraper.
named as inspiration for computer voice
The Jaeger extends it's blades in the same style as Wolverine does in the X-men films.
The backs of Jaeger pilots resemble a Devil's Backbone, from another Del Toro film.
A kaiju has jaws that open and close like a Reaper's do in this earlier Del Toro movie.
The male pilot of the Cherno Alpha wears a helmet that resembles Kroenen's helmet.
The suit worn by Tendo Choi (Clifton Collins Jr) after the Jaeger program is shut down is almost identical to that worn by Matt Smith during his time as the Eleventh Doctor in the post-renewal series of Doctor Who.
The symbols and eyes of the colossi are similar to the bioluminescent traits of the kaiju.
When fighting Kaijus the Jaeger uses intermodal containers as boxing gloves much as the hulk did (only using cars instead of intermodal containers) when he fought the Abomination in The Incredible Hulk.
One of the jeagers are called Mark 5. Mark 6 is the name of the Eva-Unit Kawrou pilots.
When everyone is rushing around trying to shut down Gipsy Danger when Mako is about to fire the plasma cannon, you can hear someone in the background shout "Quick! Release the neurotoxin!" which is a reference to Portal, and GLaDOS' love of neurotoxin. GLaDOS' voice actress, Ellen McLain, voices the Jaeger's interface.
Cast & Crew interviews and space-suit presentation at Comic Con 2012
the plot about the sea monsters and the AI robots.
Jay mentions that this movie comes out this weekend.
movie is reviewed
Brad recommends taking your kids to see this movie instead.
Ben mentions the movie by name.
The film was reviewed and the trailer was shown.
AniMat mentions that Sony's Grown Ups 2 made more money than Pacific Rim.
A kaiju and jaeger are seen fighting during the opening sequence
Mentioned by Mike.
Guillermo del Toro is introduced as the film's director..
James - "Is this Pacific Rim?"
James - "It could of been a trailer for Pacific Rim".
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk"
"A young Guillermo Del Toro gets his first inspiration for Pacifif Rim."
Movie featured in this episode.
a clip from the film starring Charlie Day is shown
Movie reviewed in this episode.
"Now I know why Larry the Cable Guy wasn't in Pacific Rim."
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
a clip from the film starring Charlie Hunnam is shown
movie is reviewed
Clips of mistakes shown
Gypsy Danger was a runner-up
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film as he reflects on the year 2013 + clip shown
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk" + clip shown
Pacific Ring is a spoof of this movie.
Pacific Rooms is a spoof of this movie.