Grab these for the next two hours.
- 'Pitch Perfect' - $6 on DVD (70% off)
- 'Pacific Rim' - $6 on Blu/DVD/Digital (83% off)
- 'Ice Age' - $1.96 on DVD (87% off)
- 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' - $6.96 Blu-ray (77% off)
- 'Ice Age: The Meltdown' - $3.96 Blu-ray (80% off)
- 'Ice Age: The Meltdown' - $1.96 DVD (87% off)
(Source: College Humor)
DINOSAURS DIDN’T HAVE TWO BRAINS!!! MOTHERFUCKERS, NO!!! WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT??! NOW EVERYONE’S GOING TO THINK IT’S TRUE AAAAAHHHHHH WHOEVER WROTE THAT LINE I WILL SLAP YOU WITH SCIENCE!!
THE MOMENT IT LEFT HIS LIPS IT HAUNTED ME…
This wasn’t the dinosaur part I meant, but while we’re on it, Newt knows dinosaurs did not have two brains.
This is a myth that comes from a two hundred year old misreading of a cavity in the lower spinal column of stegosaurus, presumed to house a “second brain” for the supposed purpose of expediting reflex response time.
It’s one of paleontology’s more famously colorful misconceptions. In reality, dinosaurs did not have two brains, and would not have needed two brains.
But Newt isn’t referencing real dinosaur biology here. He’s referencing the famous myth as shorthand, because its logic does apply to the actual animal in question. For a creature the size of a kaiju (many many times larger than any dinosaur), the nerve conduction velocity from the tail to the head would be something of a problem.
The screenwriter of ‘Pacific RIm’ is up in your Tumblrs, responding to your criticism.
Two behind-the-scenes shots of Pacific Rim’s cockpit set, built on a hydraulic platform with real functioning arm-thingies.
This week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is called “Pacific Rim - Instant Classic or Merely Perfect?" Helping me answer this very important question are CollegeHumor’s Pat Cassels and Britanick’s Nick Koecher.
“Today we face the monsters that are at our door.”
From Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, the team behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, comes a musical of epic proportions. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.”
But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Neil Patrick Harris) and an untested trainee (Lea Salonga)—who are teamed to drive a seemingly obsolete Jaeger. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Pacific Rim stars Harris as Raleigh Becket, Salonga as Mako Mori, Jesse L. Martin as Stacker Pentecost, Darren Criss as Dr. Newton Geiszler, Harvy Fierstein as Hannibal Chau, Aaron Tveit as rival pilot Chuck Hansen, and Gavin Creel as Raleigh’s brother Yancy.
"In the Year 2020" — Ensemble
"Brother and Brother" — Neil Patrick Harris, Gavin Creel as Yancy Becket
"Another Wall" — Neil Patrick Harris, Ensemble
"Welcome to the Shatterdome" — Jesse L. Martin, Lea Salonga, Neil Patrick Harris
"Back Again, Old Friend" — Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga
"Training Montage" — Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Solanga, Jesse L. Martin, The Rangers
"Driftin’" — Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, Darren Criss
"The Dream" — Lea Salonga
"There’s No Place for You" — Aaron Tveit as Chuck Hansen, Neil Patrick Harris
"Brother and Brother" (Reprise) — Neil Patrick Harris
"Double Incident" — Jesse L. Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Darren Criss, Lea Salonga Aaron Tveit, The Rangers
"Drawing Kaiju Blue" — Aaron Tveit, Jesse L. Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga The Rangers
"Return of Gipsy Danger" — Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga
"The Kaiju Black Market" — Harvey Fierstein, Darren Criss
"The Time Is Now" — Jesse L. Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, Ensemble
"Driftin’" (Reprise) / “Dance of the Kaiju" — Darren Criss, Harvey Fierstein
"What a Hero Does" — Neil Patrick Harris
"The Dream" (Reprise) — Jesse L. Martin
"Cancel the Apocalypse" — Jesse L. Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Solanga, Aaron Tveit, The Rangers
"Category V" — Jesse L. Martin, Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, Aaron Tveit
"Between Two Worlds" — Neil Patrick Harris
"Return from the Other Side" — Lea Salonga, Neil Patrick Harris
"Go Big or Go Extinct" / “In the Year 2020" (Reprise) — Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, Ensemble
This is amazing.
Review: 'Pacific Rim'
"Alright, I’ll tell you, because it’s cool." Charlie Day’s character sums up all of ‘Pacific Rim’ so perfectly with just one line. The film looks stunning. The art direction, lighting, coloring, CGI, creature design, costume design and set design are all exemplary. The look of Guillermo del Toro’s latest is utterly unique and absolutely wondrous on a massive screen (and in 3D). The large and small scale battles are awesome, in the proper sense of the word, without weighing you down with grief and mass on-screen casualties. Additionally, the pacing of the script and the tone of the whole thing properly reinforce its set pieces and Del Toro and co-writer Travis Beacham thoroughly shade a deep universe and mythology.
If only a little bit more time had been paid to the human characters. The human element of the story, of the little guy standing up to the big guy, and people coming together (literally) to bring down an enormous foe is ultimately lost. Charlie Day and Ron Pearlman are delightful in their scenes together and deliver much needed levity, but their efforts end up not being enough. Similarly, Idris Elba delivers the gravitas and speaks the words that would accompany “canceling the apocalypse,” but it all falls short of feeling grounded. And then you have Charlie Hunman, who by some error in either writing, acting or both, is cardboard and can’t ring out a drop of empathy from the audience.
In one of the film’s more telling scenes, the breastplate is being removed off a Jaeger (giant robot) and the characters marvel at the “heart” underneath. To the audience, it looked more like a bunch a of glowing wires and mechanics. Like Day said, it’s cool — but not much beats at the center.
SPOILERY Stray thought: The film had the same exact ending as ‘The Avengers.’ Apparently the way to defeat violent aliens invading from another dimension is to hurl a nuclear bomb into the wormhole.
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This doesn’t really surprise me as ‘Pacific Rim’ is an original property with no stars and doesn’t really play up any human characters in the marketing.
Poster: ‘Pacific Rim' IMAX | IMP