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ALL OF THE FEELINGS
#hey guys remember this part #where the so-called weak lady character#dives off her fucking pod #goes over to the dude’s#pop’s the lid of his snow white coffin off #and basically hugs him back to life#and he gives her this soft little smile #and they forehead bump#and instead of fucking wedding bells #it’s military choppers overhead#in a vee formation (via quigonejinn)
I remember there was this post going around a short while after the movie came out criticizing Mako for breaking into tears over Raleigh’s supposedly dead body, instead of like, keeping a cool head and going into first aid mode.
First of all, enthusiasts of the Mako is feeble and submissive line of disgusting reasoning: she does keep a cool head. The first thing she does is check if he’s breathing and look for his pulse. It’s only when she can’t find it that she breaks down in tears over Raleigh’s supposedly dead body.
Which leads us to my next point, i.e., the fact that Mako’s lost how many people she cares about over the last couple of days? And I mean, culminating with the death of her father and asshole adoptive brother, both of whom basically died protecting her and Raleigh. Whom by the way is dead too for all she knows.
But god forbid a woman should emote on screen under the pressure of real human feelings of grief and love and loss and at the same time be a qualified badass warrior, lipstick-wearing pretty girl with perfect eyebrows. Everyone knows those things are incompatible.
(Basically everything about this scene was perfect in every single detail, and if you think Mako having a breakdown at this particular point somehow diminishes her character, don’t talk to me.)
Q: We are stuck in a movie phase where our heroes are accidental heroes, or heroes by destiny and not through any quality they possess.
del Toro: [Pacific Rim] is old fashioned.
Q: This is definitely old fashioned. Can you talk about that, the kind of heroism you wanted to have in this movie?
del Toro: I really wanted it to be a very complicated movie that played very simple. I wanted to make an adventure movie where the sentiments of the characters are there, but they’re not the main obstacle to overcome. I told Charlie Hunnam when he came on, ‘I know actors like complex characters, but Raleigh has very few moving parts.’ He’s really a guy who wants to do good, he’s just afraid to trust someone else and have them die on him because he’ll feel it, like he did when his brother went. You better put spoilers here! But I said, that’s him. When he finds somebody he trusts he’s ready to be good. He’s not Hamlet, wondering if he can do it. I said to Rinko, ‘The two characters need to trust each other.’ You literally see Rinko lose her heart when she’s a child - she has a red object - and then the blue memory stains her hair. She’s carrying it with her. Then when they come together they become one inside the robot.
It’s a simple, earnest heroism. It’s not jingoistic, it’s not ideological, it’s purely humanistic. It’s about the world saving the world. I really needed characters who have good cores. Even the asshole in the movie, the guy you’re meant to hate, he’s a good guy.
This needs more notes.
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
I tried to scroll past it. I honestly tried
i hate everything
Can anybody explain this shit to me?
That is a blank piece of sheet music. Musical notes are used to write music. Those notes are absent from the sheet music, and so for it to be music it needs…..notes.
is this enough notes
Far too many notes for my taste..
^And most of them about Christine!