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Ten Random Thoughts about Pacific Rim



1. Do not mess with any character played by Idris Elba. He will fuck you up. (I'm about 12 episodes into the Wire, so I knew this anyway, but DAYAM, that man is the meanest motherfucker in the valley. Most definitely.)

2. It's nice to know you can make money by remaking Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla.

3. And that Asian countries are still filled with extras whose sole purpose is to run and scream.

4. I haven't heard anything that loud since the time I saw Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

5. I was actually stunned to find out that the jerk-ass American scientist wasn't played by Sam Rockwell, since whoever it was seemed to be going out of their way to channel Rockwell as Justin Hammer in Ironman II.

6. Burn Gorman's hair was extremely unfortunate, but I still get massive amounts of glee and schadenfreude every time he turns up in a big-ticket movie or TV Show. Suck it, haters!

7. Damn, that was a lot of testosterone for one movie. I felt like I was watching Crash Dive all over again.

8. Where's my Stacker/Mako smut? Yes, I know it would be bad/dirty/nasty/wrong/borderline incest/rape whatever. It want it all and I want it now.

9. I was going to call it cheap thrills, but it takes some serious baksheesh to get that much cheese on one screen. You could stuff a lot of olives with that shit.

10. Cute bull-dog! YAY!

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twcardiff
Aug. 6th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Anything Burn Gorman's in is pretty good.:-)
karaokegal
Aug. 7th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
Let's say at the least, he always brings something interesting to the game.
twcardiff
Aug. 7th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
He sure does.:-)
athenais
Aug. 6th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
Idris Elba really should have been the next Doctor, is what I'm saying.

I know, right?

...and drive their cars on the freeway even when they can see the big monsters coming.

It was so fucking loud, man.

Charlie Day is awesome and cute, as is Sam Rockwell. Have you seen him in anything else? Very good comedic actor. He's on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Gorman was good, but I hated his character, kind of.

Not enough Cherno Alpha and the kick ass Russian woman. Not enough women period.

Ewwwwww.

It was the most beautifully shot movie I've seen since whatever the last Jane Austen remake was. That was some gorgeous cinematography.

I loved the bulldog!
karaokegal
Aug. 6th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
You can always count on Guillermo Del Toro for the visuals, even if the content is giving you bad case of the creeps.

Yeah, Burn's character was problematic, but I'm still happy to see him on the big screen.

I'm ok with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor...let's think bigger---Idris for the next James Bond!

Every time I saw the Russian woman, I kept thinking it was Gwen Stefani, even though I knew that was not bloody likely.
alba17
Aug. 7th, 2013 02:21 am (UTC)
I thought the scientist was Sam Rockwell too. Thrilled to see Burn Gorman. I get the same feeling of glee when he shows up. I LOVE IDRIS ELBA. THAT IS ALL. He was pretty much the only thing I liked about the movie. Well, I also liked the Japanese actress and the mind meld concept.
karaokegal
Aug. 7th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Seriously---he looked and sounded exactly like him.

Idris Elba fuckin' rocked. I'm not 100% in love with the mind-meld concept as it actually was shown, but it definitely opens a lot of interesting fanfic doors.
jo02
Aug. 7th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)

It always seems a bit weird when Burn Gorman turns up in American stuff (don't ask, I don't know why) but I do know he's a very busy actor so good on him.

Were there Owen-haters? I never liked the character but that's just because he was mean and juvenile: I never thought he was irredeemable, and I sometimes like to wonder what would have happened if Diane hadn't left him to fly off into the rift again.
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karaokegal
Aug. 7th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Massive amounts of Owen-hate going back to the first episode and bull-shit "Owen is a rapist" meme. Then I always got the feeling that a certain contingent just resented the hell out of Owen for various reasons, including his very intense chemistry with Jack, especially post-Zombie and even though Owen got killed off first, it was always clear how much Jack cared about him, and the same people who refuse to acknowledge Jack's love/pining/desire for Gwen Cooper and/or the Doctor just can't stand that.

So I just love who is getting the high-profile, good quality work, which would be Barrowman (high-profile, at least-my feelings on the quality of Arrow are well-known), Eve Myles-her own effin' series and Burn turning up in some of the biggest budget projects in the past two years as well as Game of Thrones.
chocolate_frapp
Aug. 7th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
if it was a remake of a Godzilla movie was there an obnoxious little Japanese boy in it?
karaokegal
Aug. 7th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Is a weeping Japanese girl holding one red shoe after seeing Godzilla a Kaiju kill her family close enough?
chocolate_frapp
Aug. 7th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
nope, has to be an irritating little boy who's like the resident monster expert and struts right in to military installations and science labs like he owns the fucking place. see almost any MST ep that makes fun of a Japanese monster movie.
karaokegal
Aug. 7th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Did I mention that little Japanese girl grows up to be the heroine (and love interest) of the movie who ends up being the ONLY ONE who can help defeat the Kaiju in the grand finale?
chocolate_frapp
Aug. 7th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
ah! Gamera! i wanna Coke!
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