Best giant robot series: 'Transformers' or 'Pacific Rim'?
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Best giant robot series: 'Transformers' or 'Pacific Rim'?

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"Pacific Rim: Uprising" recently hit theaters, and received comparisons to another machinery-themed action series—"Transformers." Some critics call these mechanical movies mindless action flicks, but moviegoers can't get enough. The "Transformers" franchise has made an estimated $4.3 billion worldwide. Meanwhile the "Pacific Rim" franchise has already made $643.1 million globally. "Uprising" is still in theaters, and fans would argue the franchise can easily compete. Which is better? 🎥

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The "Transformers" series is based on the line of Hasbro characters and toys about two Cybertronian alien races at war, who then come to Earth and transform into automobiles. After the original live-action film came out in 2007, four sequels were made: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Transformers: The Last Knight." These live-action blockbusters, combined with the 1986 animated film "Transformers: The Movie," have grossed an estimated $4.3 billion globally.

Watch a clip from the original "Transformers" live-action film below.

Some call "Pacific Rim" a ripoff of the "Transformers" franchise, but fans argue the series is better. Cinema Blend's Dirk Libbey listed all the reasons why the "Pacific Rim" franchise reigns supreme. He writes: 

1. Jaegers Are Just Cooler
Jaegers are just empty shells that are controlled by people, and Transformers are actual sentient creatures, but the empty shell is actually a more diverse and interesting mech. 
2. Pacific Rim Embraces the Destruction
In the world of Pacific Rim, the Kaiju are a way of life. People who live in coastal cities are conscious that they can be attacked at any time, and thus, they are prepared for the eventuality. 
3. The Kaiju
When it comes to world-ending threats, it's hard to beat the Kaiju. While the characters are just mindless destruction machines, they are monsters bent on destroying Earth.
4. Humans With Agency
Both the Pacific Rim movies and the Transformers movies aren't actually about giant robots. Instead, they're about people. The problem is that in Transformers the people mostly just find a place to hide when the giant robots start fighting. In Pacific Rim, the people get inside the giant mechs and start swinging.

So far, the "Pacific Rim" franchise has made $643.1 million globally, and "Uprising" is still in theaters making that dough. Check out the "Uprising" trailer below, and tells us if you agree even the trailers are awesome!

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