welcome to another movie masterpost by me, and holy SHIT where do i begin. Let it be known that Loki has me fucking WHIPPED and Tom Hiddleston is a terrific actor
when he kept turning in the opening scene
when he drops Mjölnir into that fire things’ mouth (i feel like that technique should’ve been used more often)
the music???? amazing
im really glad marvel is sorta going back to old classic rock songs and bright colors for their movies like it’s really great
Matthew fucking Damon???? Luke fucking Hemsworth???? amazing
I love how Thor just fuckin yeets his hammer to prove it’s Loki like how Extra
“You had one job. Just the one!”
their outfits when they get to earth are amazing those were some Looks™
“I’m not a witch.” “Oh, really? Then why did you dress like one?”
I love Stephen Strange with all my heart
“I HAVE BEEN FALLING…FOR THIRTY MINUTES”
the way he fell out of the portal
the way Loki looks at Odin when he says “my sons” and “i love you” like f u c k i am capital d Dying
when they change their outfits
Hela is amazing
her outfit was dope
but get her out of those lil heels i still see that (i’m just salty about superwomen having heels)
the way she just fuckin shatters Mjölnir with so little effort
“I’m just a janitor”
the way Hela like fell/flipped into the tomb thing was so dope
Fenris is a lorge boy but a good boy nontheless
those arm gun things that Valkyrie had were pretty cool
Jeff Goldblum is an amazing actor and the Grandmaster is such a cool character
“Trash.” “Were you just waiting to call her that? That doesn’t even start with a B.”
pretty much every interaction btw the Grandmaster and Topaz was hilarious
how excited Thor was when he saw Loki in the grandmaster’s place
“I pardon you….from life.”
That little shimmy the grandmaster does when he’s eyeballing Loki
i know i overexaggerate everything that i say both in real life and on this site but literally everythingthat came out of Korg’s mouth made me laugh my fucking ass off including:
“Oh yeah, it’s like a circle…but like, a freaky circle.”
“Piss off, ghost!”
“Oh my god, the hammer pulled you off?”
“Guys can we please clean the weapons off after your fight?”
i found out that the movie did like a Make-a-Wish thing and this kid was chillin with Chris Hemsworth and was like “Yeah it’d be funny if when you saw Hulk you were like ‘he’s a friend from work’” and Chris was like damn good idea bro and just went with it
Heimdall is a badass and him fighting was crazy cool to watch
I love Valkyrie’s relationship with Hulk
when Thor throws the ball thing at the window and it comes back and hits him, then he jumps up and does that little punch
the Loki/Valkyrie fight scene
the flashback to when Hela and the valkyries fought was so fucking awesome i got chills when they all came riding in
“Welcome, strongest Avenger.” “hh, what?”
i really love @markruffalo and his acting so im gonna tag him in it so he can maybe see this and know that i love him
“the sun is going down, it’s getting low, the sun is low,”
“Tony wears his pants so…tight.”
the way Loki says “surpriiise.”
the whole story where Loki turns into a snake to scare and then stab Thor was so fucking funny
i also found out that there were so many iterations of that story like im pretty sure Chris Hemsworth changed it every time he did that scene
im also like 60% sure that Tom Hiddlestone’s laugh in that scene was real and they just left it in
man just that whole elevator scene, like Loki just really loves his bro (also great acting on Chris and Tom’s part)
“We’re not doing get help.” … “Get help!”
alternatively: this bitch empty YEET
the biggest sigh left my body when Loki tried to turn Thor in like binch,,,,give it a rest just be kind to ur bro
the way Bruce fell out of the ship
that absolute power walk by Valkyrie oh my god
as soon as Thor landed on the bridge with his lightning powers i nutted
Loki fighting will always be fucking A1 spectacular like wow
there’s a meme somewhere on tumblr that’s like “me when i see Loki looking at the Tesseract” and then its that pic of Michael Scott with the “[softly]: don’t” caption and bitch if that ain’t me
i was robbed of that hug scene:
Thor: “If you were here i might actually hug you.”
Loki: *catches the thing*
Loki: “I’m here.”
Me: “HUG HIM”
Thor’s dorky little wave to the Asgardians at the end
wow that was really long but i just rly like this movie and will probably see it 8 more times
One of my favorite things about the mileven reunion is that everyone in the room shuts up and stands back because they all just know how much this means to the both of them. Like the world is literally about to end and yet they give mike and el their moment because they know how important it is for them.
Can we talk about about that last Sanvers scene a little bit
more? Because yes we talked about the sexual tension and Oh! My!
God! it is out of this world. But can we talk about how respectful Maggie
Let me explain :
Maggie is clearly restraining herself from touching Alex (arm
crossed…). Her body language screams her will to touch the woman she loves and
almost lost. So why aren’t they all over
each other already you might ask?
Well, they are at Alex’s work. Alex might be out to the people
close to her, but probably not to the whole DEO? Why would they know about
And I get it, I totally get it. We’ve all wonder whether or not to be out in
our place of work. We’ve all been scared of the consequences, the judgments, the
changes… It is obviously not Maggie’s decision to make. So she waits. She
waits for Alex to be ready. She waits for her to do the first move.
And Alex did the first move. And not just a simple move, she
puts her arm around Maggie clearly and proudly showing her love.
So yes, this scene is shining in sexual tension, but the
respect, the wait for Alex’s consent that Maggie have in this scene is what’s
getting me emotional.
I think this scene mark a new step in their relationship. Let’s
remember that outside of the missions, we’ve only seen them at Alex’s or at the alien bar (aka their “safe
space”) but we never really saw them in public. And for the
first time at the DEO, on those stairs, a place that everyone in the DEO can
see, Alex comes out and show to her whole world that Maggie Sawyer is hers.
So yes we can complain about how short and rushed the
Sanvers scenes are, but the evolution of their relationship is so slow,
intense and healthy, it is giving me life.
And all becomes clear. Wish I could make you see this brightness. Don’t worry, all is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well. I understand now, that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so. Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion. My life extends far beyond the limitations of me.
Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: Yes, #242.
Raleigh: “When alien life entered our world it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean.”
This is actually a really interesting concept and break from the usual alien invasion movies. It keeps the movie incredibly sci-fi but gives the monsters a much more earthy quality to them. And opening the movie with the idea establishes the world we live in right away. In fact, the entire prologue does an excellent job of clearly and quickly establishing the world of Pacific Rim (I consider the prologue everything before Raleigh and Yancy go and fight the monster, even though the film’s title takes 16 minutes to show up).
2) The monsters in this film are referred to as Kaiju and that fact shows the incredible respect the filmmakers are showing to the genre they’re playing in. For those of you who don’t know, giant monster movies made in Japan like Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, etc. are referred to as Kaiju films so just by embracing that genre name for this film shows they’re playing in a similar world. I just like that that’s the path they went down.
3) Ramin Djawdi’s score for Pacific Rim is absolutely kickass. The German composer is probably most known for his work on the first Iron Man and “Game of Thrones”, so audiences for those projects are familiar with the fact that Djawdi can get you pumped through music. Pacific Rim is no battle, with the main theme being an electric guitar heavy and absolutely energizing anthem of badassery that gets the audience ready for battle. I suggest everyone listens to it.
4) Charlie Hunam as Raleigh
Raleigh is rough around the edges but in a way the audience can appreciate. He’s not a jackass, he’s not a jerk, he’s just a bit macho. But he’s still a nice guy (not Nice Guy™), showing kindness to much of the cast of characters throughout the film (Mako, Pentecost). There’s an old school roguish charm to him, but Hunam is also able to play the grief that marks Raleigh for a lot of the film.
Raleigh: “I was still connected to my brother when he died.”
That is an incredibly rich and unique conflict, to know what it feels like to die and live while also knowing that’s what your family felt in their last moments. Hunam is able to work with this well in a number of scenes and while at time his American accent can be a bit distracting his performance overall is damn good.
5) This film does a very good job of establishing minor and supporting characters so that even if they only have a few minutes of screen time you remember them. This includes Yancy, Choi, and all the other Jaeger pilots. Through combined visual design and unique character writing, they stand out.
6) The first Kaiju/Jaeger fight - while not the best in the film - still strongly establishes the film’s intense action. It is important for the audience to know the rules in these fights early on. To know that the Kaiju and Jaeger are close to equally matched; neither is swifter, neither is bigger, it’s a really intense skirmish between opponent of equal size and strength. Establishing that well early on is important and exactly what this film did.
7) Idris Elba as Marshall Pentecost
I think Elba gives the best performance in the entire film. Pentecost is such an enigmatic character, he’s not an open book, but instead of feeling underdeveloped (which is a risk with such characters) he’s interesting. You can tell there’s more to Pentecost than we’re being told because Elba works so well wight he part. He just radiates leadership and authority in a multifaceted performance. You get his hard edges, his no nonsense behavior, his occasional jackassery, a caring father figure, a loyal soldier, and a driven man all in one package that is Idris Elba. I fucking love Elba in this film.
8) Rinko Kikuchi as Mako.
Mako’s awesome. I love Mako. She’s…it’s hard to put into words. She’s an incredible strong character with deep rooted conflict and motivations which Kikuchi is able to carry with her always. This conflict is good because it strongly influences Mako’s choices in the film, which in and of themselves can breed more conflict. You can just tell that while Mako is good in her current position as Pentecost’s assistant(?) that she can do SO much more. You understand that through the way she interacts with Raleigh, the ease she handles the tasks given to her, you know she’s not reached her full potential yet even though she wants to. And you just freaking root for her to go further, to get what she wants, something which I think is equal parts Kikuchi’s performance and the writing for the character. It’s also worth noting her platonic relationship with Elba is very strong and helps develop both characters.
9) Burn Gorman and Charlie Day as both crazy strong in their roles also, breathing such life and fun into their parts and the film as large. The strong bickering Newt and Herman is incredibly fun to watch and while Day does get more time to shine as Newt that doesn’t mean Herman is any less interesting. They’re both such a fun team to watch.
10) Something director Guillermo Del Toro is able to do incredibly well across all his films - largely through production design and practical sets/effects - is that he creates a world which is fully alive. Just from looking at it you get an understanding of how it works, how it’s different from our world. It is striking, full of life, and totally unique.
11) Mako’s candidate trial.
Did I mention I love Mako? Because I do. And this scene just makes me love her more. The connection and kinship she is able to immediately establish with Raleigh is crazy good. It just FEELS right watching the pair of them on screen. Their relationship is in many ways the heart of this film and this scene gets you invested in them. You just know that they’re the right for each other.
12) Newt’s decision to drift with a Kaiju is a strong example of stakes. How far he’ll go to do what he think is the best thing to do because the alternative of doing nothing isn’t good enough. I dig it.
13) One thing I like is that Mako isn’t really sexualized or objectified in any way. I don’t even think we get a shot of her half naked or anything. The film shows off how sexy Raleigh’s body is more than it does Mako’s and I really freaking love that.
14) There are a few comparisons to make between this film and Independence Day. The fact that it’s humanity fighting against alien invaders (even though these aliens are from below the sea) is one thing, but then we learn this.
Newt: “These being, these colonists, they take over worlds…”
It’s very similar to how Bill Pullman notes the aliens in Independence Day are like locusts, moving from world to world and taking over natural resources. There are more coming up, and it’s not even a comparison of quality or saying one is a ripoff of the other, it’s more just I like the similarities because I like both films.
15) Mako’s backstory.
Through showing us Mako’s backstory, not just telling us, the film makes it all the stronger. It perfectly explains her motivations and stakes throughout the film in a way which is simple, elegant, and ready to remember. Also the way the film cuts between Mako’s memory, Raleigh in Mako’s memory, and the real world of Gypsy Danger is very strong. All in all, it’s just a strong example of backstory.
16) Ron Perlman as Hannibal Chou.
Okay, Ron Perlman is always a wonderful character actor. I have never seen a Ron Perlman performance which I have not liked. He just breathes this consistent charisma, energy, and fun into every performance he has ever given so Chou is no different. While he may be more devious and deceitful than say Hellboy, Perlman has no less fun with the part and just makes Hannibal Chou one of the surprise stand out characters in the film.
17) The first Jaeger fight with the Kaiju in Tokyo is just plain fun, a nice prologue to the upcoming Gypsy Danger fight but one that steps up the Kaiju VS Jaeger fun introduced in the film’s opening.
18) Gypsy Danger VS Kaiju.
The extended fight sequence is 100% fucking awesome! A perfect collaboration of, “oh that’s so cool!” and some, “oh that’s so stupid!” moments but in a way that is totally fun. It’s giant robot vs giant monster entertainment at its purest in a way which is just totally entertaining. Some highlights from the fight include:
Raleigh: “I think this guy’s dead, but let’s check for a pulse. (They shoot him with a plasma gun.) No pulse.”
THEY USE A FREAKING CARGO BOAT TO BEAT ON THE KAIJU LIKE IT’S A BASEBALL BAT!
THE KAIJU HAS WINGS! OH MY GOD THAT’S SO COOL!
And of course…
THEY’VE GOT A FREAKING SWORD!!!!!
More than anything else the best scene in the film (which this is) shows off all the imagination which can go into one of these fights and all of Gypsy Danger’s skills as a fighter.
19) Is this really necessary?
Newt [examining the dead Kaiju]: “It’s pregnant.”
This whole moment feels a little extra. Like, couldn’t the Kaiju brain just be intact after the fight? Although it does lead to Hannibal’s “death” and a great post credits scene.
20) Okay, I’m tearing up a little bit at the goodbye Pentecost has with Mako before he gets in a Jaeger. Because they both know this will kill him and I just…okay, I’m good.
21) The best speech since Independence Day.
22) Something I haven’t really talked about yet is drifting. Drifting with another person in the context of the film is such an intimate and strong connection. It is pure relationship, pure honesty, and I freaking love it.
23) The climactic fight with the category five fight is really a dual fight between the two Kaiju in a well paced, choreographed, and smoothly edited moment. You are never taken out of the moment during the fight due to shoddy craftsmanship, it is all just really smooth.
24) I think the final dive into the breach is really well done because there is a genuine question of if Raleigh will survive or not. The first time I saw this I thought for sure he would die and they wait until the last minute possible to get him out there, just upping the tension throughout. It’s really strong.
24.1) The final thing in this movie that reminds me of Independence Day is Raleigh sending his ship right into the enemy to explode feels a lot like this:
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25) I actually love that this movie doesn’t end with Raleigh and Mako kissing. You can head canon it as anyway you want. I see it as platonic, but you can also see it as they know each other better than anyone else so they don’t need to kiss to know how they feel about each other. I just find it very strong.
26) Remember how I mentioned a post credits scene in note #19?
Pacific Rim is just really incredibly fun. You can tell that Guillermo Del Toro is enjoying the world he helps to build, with sheer amazing giant robot vs giant monster action. The character drama and motivations are surprisingly poignant, the actors are incredibly strong, the writing is top notch, and it’s just…it’s so freaking good. It’s so freaking FUN! Go watch it. Now. Do it! Please! It’s that good.