GlaDOS Gets Screen Time in Pacific Rim Trailer

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GlaDOS Gets Screen Time in Pacific Rim Trailer

This time out, Ellen McClain gets to help save the world.

"You're going to see the famous Kaiju overhead throw," Guillermo del Toro promised of his sci-fi epic Pacific Rim back in October, and you'll also be seeing - or rather, hearing - a very familiar AI. We already knew Ellen McClain had been snagged from Valve for this movie; now we get to see a little screen time, in this latest trailer.

Pacific Rim - or, as del Toro has called it, his "beautiful poem to giant monsters" - takes place in a near-future setting, where immense death-dealing creatures have risen up from beneath the sea to destroy mankind. The mecha used to fight these beings are piloted by two people, using a neural bridge interface to coordinate controls - hence the AI component - with Industrial Light and Magic handling the visuals and Legacy Effects dealing with the practical side of things.

Though the film isn't due until 2013, initial buzz has been so promising that the studio is already talking about a sequel, with del Toro as co-writer. It's far too soon to know who'd be in it, so those hoping for a second dose of GlaDOS will just have to wait patiently. You can do that, right?

Source: Eurogamer

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GlaDOS is coordinating some guys piloting a giant death Mech?

Yeah, I see no way this could go wrong at all...

Why not just hand her the world now and save her the trouble of wiping us out...

Requisite sarcasm aside, this movie looks really fun, in a really bad movie sort of way.

Did I just see big freaking robots controlled by pilots fight huge alien monsters?

*looks to Japan* Ok guys - who sold that stuff to Hollywood?

This makes me happy.

I love movies like this, no matter if they turn out terrible or decent. I love Del Toro, too, so hopefully this is good, but I'll still love it no matter what. Anything with giant monsters makes me happy. GlaDOS helps, too.

This is going to be the most awesome terrible movie I'll have seen in a while.

Cody Holden:
This is going to be the most awesome terrible movie I'll have seen in a while.

Yup me too lol, but I'll still watch it. Who knows it might turn out so terrible its decent for a laugh though, like sharktopus.

I've been excited about this movie since I found out about its existence during pre-production. I'm glad to see that the trailer continues to look sufficiently awesome.

I wonder how Valve feels about this?

It would be so awesome if the AI was actually called GlaDOS

Or even...

... what if it directly reference Half Life/Portal lore with an Aperture Science company? I mean we already have established "inter-dimensional aliens travelling via portals to invade earth" that's already SO HALF LIFE! What if Pacific Rim was riffing on Half Life canon?!?!

*squee*

NightHawk21:

Cody Holden:
This is going to be the most awesome terrible movie I'll have seen in a while.

Yup me too lol, but I'll still watch it. Who knows it might turn out so terrible its decent for a laugh though, like sharktopus.

Cant be worse than skyline! Well...I am sure it could... but they would have to work at it!

I actually squealed a little bit when I heard her voice, that was such a wonderful moment. Colour me slightly more interested in this.

Treblaine:
I wonder how Valve feels about this?

They're fine with it. Del Toro got permission from Gabe to use the voice.
I'm very much looking forward to this movie but the disappointment of Robot Jox keeps flashing in my mind.

I like how they put Faith from Mirror's Edge in there too. Any chance of a battle robot free running over sky scrapers?

"OK, this should be interesting..."
*starts watching video*
"Ok, I see the premise here..."
*Hears GLaDOS*
"MUST WATCH MUST WATCH MUST WATCH!"
*Watches rest of video, doesn't give a single fuck for the rest of the day*

That is my experience with this trailer. Looking forward to it!

"I'll make you wish you could die" - I hope they give McClain some kind of awesome quote like that.

I just finished Portal 2 for the first time a few days ago. Hearing GlaDOS count down in this movie trailer made me giddy with glee.

Del Toro and Ellen McClain?

My mind cannot begin to process the epic that this (could) be.

Treblaine:
I wonder how Valve feels about this?

It would be so awesome if the AI was actually called GlaDOS

Or even...

... what if it directly reference Half Life/Portal lore with an Aperture Science company? I mean we already have established "inter-dimensional aliens travelling via portals to invade earth" that's already SO HALF LIFE! What if Pacific Rim was riffing on Half Life canon?!?!

*squee*

This movie is just the opening cinematic to Half Life 3. Half Life 3 confirmed!

FelixG:

NightHawk21:

Cody Holden:
This is going to be the most awesome terrible movie I'll have seen in a while.

Yup me too lol, but I'll still watch it. Who knows it might turn out so terrible its decent for a laugh though, like sharktopus.

Cant be worse than skyline! Well...I am sure it could... but they would have to work at it!

I actually quite liked Skyline. A nice update to the classic B-movie homage to "ALIENS STEALING OUR BRAINS!"

That said:
I want Pacific Rim inside me. Now.

A movie featuring massive robots that do battle, and it has nothing to do with Michael Bay!?

The sci fi geek inside me want this so badly!

Hmmm... the impression I get from this trailer is basically Neon Genesis-lite, except with crappier looking mecha.

Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Guillermo Del Toro. But this trailer doesn't strike me as being particularly Del Toro-esque in any way. It looks like a bunch of standard action scenes, combined with elements already thoroughly deconstructed by Gundam and Neon Genesis years ago.

I could be mistaken, and it could turn out to be awesome. But the trailer hasn't sold me, and I've already got anime shows and films that provide me with all the 'giant mecha vs kaiju' I need. So yeah... next trailer must try harder...

nodlimax:
Did I just see big freaking robots controlled by pilots fight huge alien monsters?

*looks to Japan* Ok guys - who sold that stuff to Hollywood?

When Guillermo Del Toro announced this movie he said it would be: "Giant Fucking Robots fighting Giant Fucking Aliens"

The first thing I thought was "Has he been watching anime?" The second thing I thought was "That sounds fantastic. Here's my money now."

OT: Yeah so Gundams vs C'thulu. We're pretty much fucked. Shut up and take my money. Not sure if Neon Genesis Evangelion or Gundam.
SO MANY MEMES!!!!!

NightHawk21:

Cody Holden:
This is going to be the most awesome terrible movie I'll have seen in a while.

Yup me too lol, but I'll still watch it. Who knows it might turn out so terrible its decent for a laugh though, like sharktopus.

Sharktopus bad? Wrong. It has a Sharktopus. Your argument is invalid.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Hmmm... the impression I get from this trailer is basically Neon Genesis-lite, except with crappier looking mecha.

But... the only mech Evangelion had looked pretty damn crappy, only walked in a straight line, and almost blew everybody up.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Hmmm... the impression I get from this trailer is basically Neon Genesis-lite, except with crappier looking mecha.

Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Guillermo Del Toro. But this trailer doesn't strike me as being particularly Del Toro-esque in any way. It looks like a bunch of standard action scenes, combined with elements already thoroughly deconstructed by Gundam and Neon Genesis years ago.

I could be mistaken, and it could turn out to be awesome. But the trailer hasn't sold me, and I've already got anime shows and films that provide me with all the 'giant mecha vs kaiju' I need. So yeah... next trailer must try harder...

It's supposed to be a Western-accessible version of "giant fucking robots with pilots". It can't look realistic AND as mobile as the mechas in NGE or Gundam. It's one or the other. Oh also, watching giant fucking robots shoot lasers at aliens? Cool. Watching giant fucking robots sword-fight with aliens? Cooler. Watching giant fucking robots beat the shit out of aliens in bare knuckle brawls? Coolest.

Ed130:
Del Toro and Ellen McClain?

My mind cannot begin to process the epic that this (could) be.

Your brain can't repel awesomeness of this magnitude?

If you look at the design specs for the mechs, you'll see that they don't all require two people. Japan's only has one pilot, while China's actually requires three.

GLo Jones:
If you look at the design specs for the mechs, you'll see that they don't all require two people. Japan's only has one pilot, while China's actually requires three.

Well that's because the Japanese have clearly been trained for this, watching all that anime. Giant robots just grok for them, so they don't need two people!

Owen Robertson:

Ed130:
Del Toro and Ellen McClain?

My mind cannot begin to process the epic that this (could) be.

Your brain can't repel awesomeness of this magnitude?

The potential of this is off the charts.

Let us hope it achieves it.

Loop Stricken:

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Hmmm... the impression I get from this trailer is basically Neon Genesis-lite, except with crappier looking mecha.

But... the only mech Evangelion had looked pretty damn crappy, only walked in a straight line, and almost blew everybody up.

What are you... oh, I see. Yes, technically that is the only mecha in the series. However, for the purposes of generalisation, the EVA units count as well, and goddamn do they look sexy. The mecha in this trailer just look like clumsy supersized versions of the Crysis suit.

Owen Robertson:
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It's supposed to be a Western-accessible version of "giant fucking robots with pilots". It can't look realistic AND as mobile as the mechas in NGE or Gundam.

There is nothing realistic about the concept of mecha at all. Realistically, the concept is a technological dead end with no real purpose or strengths. The entire idea of mecha is based around looking cool. With that in mind, I'd rather Del Toro either went for something more non-human and military vehicle-esque, a la Metal Gear Rex, or just went the whole hog and made humanoid mecha that actually look appealing, a la the EVA Units or GUNDAM. The ones in the trailer just look clumsy, badly proportioned and have weird looking heads. Me no likey.

It's one or the other. Oh also, watching giant fucking robots shoot lasers at aliens? Cool. Watching giant fucking robots sword-fight with aliens? Cooler. Watching giant fucking robots beat the shit out of aliens in bare knuckle brawls? Coolest.

You know, it's easy to get jaded with Rule of Cool when it seems to be all Hollywood is interested in presenting people. I've seen about a dozen films over the last few years where robots and mecha beat the crap out of something or other...

Wait.... why are GI-Joe, GlaDOS and Heimdall in Evangellion again?

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Owen Robertson:

It's supposed to be a Western-accessible version of "giant fucking robots with pilots". It can't look realistic AND as mobile as the mechas in NGE or Gundam.

There is nothing realistic about the concept of mecha at all. Realistically, the concept is a technological dead end with no real purpose or strengths. The entire idea of mecha is based around looking cool. With that in mind, I'd rather Del Toro either went for something more non-human and military vehicle-esque, a la Metal Gear Rex, or just went the whole hog and made humanoid mecha that actually look appealing, a la the EVA Units or GUNDAM. The ones in the trailer just look clumsy, badly proportioned and have weird looking heads. Me no likey.

It's one or the other. Oh also, watching giant fucking robots shoot lasers at aliens? Cool. Watching giant fucking robots sword-fight with aliens? Cooler. Watching giant fucking robots beat the shit out of aliens in bare knuckle brawls? Coolest.

You know, it's easy to get jaded with Rule of Cool when it seems to be all Hollywood is interested in presenting people. I've seen about a dozen films over the last few years where robots and mecha beat the crap out of something or other...

I get that. I meant: make them look like they could be real OR make them fly and do backflips. You only have enough in the budget for one when your actually making a good movie.

I think the heads contain the processors and electronics and the rest of it is gears and hydraulics and shit to make it move.

In regards to your other point, why make a movie with giant fucking robots in it if you're not going for the rule of cool. If you put giant fucking robots in it, then make it about humanity and it's all artistic, the frat boys and children who went to see it won't get it and will call it shit (like the knobs in my class who went to see Watchmen). You'd have to advertise it correctly. No studio is particularly interested in making art. It's just about return on their dollar.

Yeah... I thought it was a little odd that they not only got Ellen McClain to voice the A.I. but that they treated it so that it sounds exactly like GlaDOS. I mean, what is the point, other then to get fans of Portal to sqee and line up to see the movie?

I'm also not a huge fan of exposition trailers, where the main character drones on and on about the plot. If you feel the need to spell out the story, so that I can understand what's going on, you're not a good cinematic storyteller.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Owen Robertson:

It's supposed to be a Western-accessible version of "giant fucking robots with pilots". It can't look realistic AND as mobile as the mechas in NGE or Gundam.

There is nothing realistic about the concept of mecha at all. Realistically, the concept is a technological dead end with no real purpose or strengths. The entire idea of mecha is based around looking cool.

Guillermo Del Toro makes movie with giant robots fighting giant monsters. At the end of the film Cthulhu rises for the final battle. I want this to happen.

Plot seems kinda weak, BUT at least its kind of an original idea to create giant death robots to fight giant death creatures with...so thats a plus.

GLaDOS's voice seems like a strange fit, but its neat to hear it in there, doesn't make me want to see the movie more than if it wasn't there, but its a neat nod to our culture.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
What are you... oh, I see. Yes, technically that is the only mecha in the series. However, for the purposes of generalisation, the EVA units count as well, and goddamn do they look sexy. The mecha in this trailer just look like clumsy supersized versions of the Crysis suit.

But that's entirely because the Eva armour is just a suit.

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