Synopsis: In part two of a Gauntlet six-movie binge, Jonah and the bots take on the 2013 originally-titled film Atlantic Rim: the US government must rely on three rogue pilots of gigantic robots to come to its defense when giant monsters emerge from the Atlantic Ocean.
The film was originally planned to be shot at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The base denied permission to film there after a high-ranking official read the script and disagreed with the portrayal of the soldiers. Production moved to a private helicopter airport that played at least seven locations. The last-minute relocation and weather led to at least nine script rewrites.
When looking at a whale underwater, the riff is, "That thing is huge, man!" This is a rifference to Nicolas CageNicolas Cage's skit portraying "Tiny Elvis" while hosting [Saturday Night Live (1975)].
The Bots refer to a pair of street thugs as production assistants. In reality, they are played by the Gaffer and the Key Grip.