how could pacific rim be inspiration for mass effect? pacific rim came after mass effect. actually if u see the interview with Del Torro you'd know that the inspiration for jaegers came from anime which he was massively into in his youth. the amount of pre-production work that went into pacific rim is legendary IMO; he was planning it for over 6 years, he had to make backstory, comics, books, a website, have a pre-planned sequel so that he could say "yes i'm going to make more films regardless of how successful it is SUCK IT HOLLYWOOD" (this is what all films should do nowadays, the best ones have, not make one film then wait to see how successful it is then make a sequel...especially if it is part of a trilogy like a books series, then promise to make all three from the start "cough Hunger Games cough"). Anyway, like I was saying, epic planning and thought went into Pacific Rim and when people first saw the poster they had the nerve to say "yawn...transformers rip off" transformers wishes it was as successful and interesting a story as Pacific Rim.
I apologise if I said anything offensive but you see my point right?