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My ex-wife is getting MARRIED this morning. I’m not happy about it. It’s not the guy. The guy’s fine. The guy is, you know- it’s just that there is A guy, and I think, what I am starting to realize is that I actually can’t bear the idea of any woman that I have ever loved and/or been with ever being with any man ever again. [shakes head] And what kind of fucktardery is that? ‘Cause you know, there’s this woman, right - who’s HERE, actually, coincidentally - and she’s so SEXY, and smart, and cynical, and she’s driving me WILD, but I- and, you know, she’s got a black eye, two broken fingers, and a busted nose, and it’s all my fault. I mean, not- I didn’t, obviously- but it is my fault, because the things I do- I’m STUCK. I’M STUCK. I’M STUCK. And, you know, so I’m spending the whole fucking time thinking, ‘Oh, I hope things go tits up between Wendy and Rog so Wendy comes running back to me.’ [shakes head again]
Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) in “Rake” episode 3.6; in which Cleaver realizes just how much of a Rake he is. TW: ableism, domestic violence cw
Unlike Godzilla, Pacific Rim doesn’t try to be serious even when it’s being serious. Characters have names like Stacker Pentecost and Hercules Hansen. The film requires you to believe that the best way to battle a giant monster is to build an even larger robot to fight that monster.
Much of the Act 2 drama derives from inter-pilot tension airlifted from the Val Kilmer scenes in Top Gun. It’s the polar opposite of the Godzilla school of drama, where everyone is a total professional who has absolutely no personal goal besides Saving The World. In Pacific Rim, Idris Elba is Rinko Kikuchi’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, and two of the last Giant Robot-pilots in the world frequently get into sneering fights over who’s the bigger badass, and Charlie Day is a scientist.
So, for all these reasons, Pacific Rim is a movie that I’ve heard perfectly smart people describe as “stupid” or “silly.” The problem with this line of thinking is that, really, that every blockbuster is pretty “silly,” in the context of Things Adults Should Care About. Godzilla is not less stupid than Pacific Rim just because people frown more. […]
The difference, I think, is that Pacific Rim glories in its own silliness. There’s a flashback scene where Idris Elba rescues a little girl, and when he emerges from his giant robot, the sun shines upon him like he’s the catharsis in a biblical epic. There’s a moment when one giant robot swings an oil tanker like a sword. Then it grows a sword out of its wrist. Then it falls from space to earth.
There are real complaints to make about Pacific Rim, I guess, all of them fair and most of them pedantic. I know a lot of people who have issues with the story. (“Why didn’t they use the wrist-sword earlier?” is a popular one.) Conversely, I don’t really know anyone who minds the story in Godzilla, possibly because everything stupid that happens is prefaced by Frowning Watanabe saying “This is why the stupid thing that’s about to happen makes sense.” Godzilla wants so badly to make sense. Pacific Rim wants so badly for Ron Perlman to wear golden shoes.
my life // billy joel
i don’t need you to worry for me ‘cause i’m alright
i don’t want you to tell me it’s time to come home
i don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life
go ahead with your own life, leave me alone
Pacific Rim 2 and Pacific Rim: The Animated Series in the Works
Jaeger pilots and kaiju groupies are going to want to strap in for this one. Guillermo del Toro, famed director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labryinth and, of course, Pacific Rim, recently released a statement confirming the start of development on Pacific Rim 2.
Even more exciting, however, is the news that del Toro is currently in the process of developing an animated series based in the universe of the films. You can watch him make this announcement here, which I highly recommend, because Guillermo del Toro is an adorable nerd and his excitement is nothing short of contagious.
Pacific Rim: The Animated Series has so much potential — it can explore parts of the mythos that the film left untouched, or shed light on what the kaiju crisis was like in other parts of the world and how other countries reacted in the face of that threat. While the sequel is likely to explore the characters introduced in the first film and continue their story, I’m more interested to see what the creators will focus on without the limitations of cinematic realism holding them back.
Pacific Rim 2 is set to hit theaters on April 7th, 2017.
Daddy, how do they make babies? Do you like horse baby? Cow baby?
#i did not expect to love helena’s storyline so much #but this show just keeps delivering on the female agency #no one had to swoop in to save helena #she came to her realizations #she made her plan #and she put it into motion #she was brutal and deadly #but she also gave gracie a way out. showed compassion to a girl who once tried to kill her #there is no denying helena is damaged and wild and terrifying #but she is also sweet in her own way #she cares for children. she cares for family. she protects what she cares for #and it was so fucking satisfying watching her burn those motherfuckers to the ground