I just watched Pacific Rim. It was great fun, and got me grinning, even precariously close to a whoop. It was everything I wanted from the Transformers movies, i.e. big fucking robots beating the shit out of things. I didn’t mind that the characters weren’t deep or that it was fairly predictable, because again: big fucking robots beating the shit out of things.
A big advantage was that you could tell what was going on, because unlike, say Michael Bay, del Toro doesn’t use the “drunk cameraman on a bungee cord throwing cameras at the actors” style of filming. Anyway, I’m calling it now: Pacific Rim will sweep the Oscars*.
Rating: 27 stars and a milkshake.
OT: surely, Burn Gorman (real name!) is some sort of combination of Crispin Glover and Jeffrey Combs?
*Not intended as a factual statement.
- Director: Guillermo Del Toro
- Cast: Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuch, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman
The Fucking Doctor is IN
This is half an hour hence! We’ve fucking time-travelled, yes? We’re in a weird and wonderful world where everything is different! Maybe outside the polar ice caps have melted! Maybe there’s fucking robots knocking about and Davina Maccoll is the new Pope! Maybe you can download rice!
Peter Capaldi, aka Malcolm fucking Tucker, will be taking over as Doctor fucking Who. I haven’t watched DW since the Eccleston run, but consider my interest piqued.