WHO IS THIS GUY
I bought my friend an elephant for their room.
They said “Thank you.”
I said “Don’t mention it.”
Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?
WHY IS MASUDA RETWEETING A BUNCH OF PICTURES OF POKEMON PLUSHIES WEARING GLASSES
bless this man
I cannot think of a publication I want to cover this conflict less than FUCKING KOTAKU
yes… but I can still be upset.
I’ve been thinking about all of the reasons we get upset when “the movie/show/musical/album” isn’t like the book.
- Authenticity/Truthfulness (“That isn’t the way it happened in the book”)
- Incongruence of experience with other fans (“We’re not talking about the same thing.”)
I think it’s also that people picture certain scenes and are really enthusiastic about certain scenes, characters, relationships, etc—enthusiastic about the way they were first portrayed in the book. And naturally, they want to see them portrayed that way on screen.
Enthusiastic + emotional response. Good catch that my robot heart did not compute.
Anchoring off “matching the scene”… maybe it’s more about how images created by descriptions are subjective from person-to-person.
So the shade of someone’s green shirt, size of someone’s nose, or length of someone’s hair contrasts from what each unique audience member imagined for themselves while reading the book.
So maybe it’s not about how “the movie wasn’t like the book”. Maybe it’s more about how ”the movie wasn’t like our book”.
Now that Lucy is number one at the box office.
Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.
Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.
Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.
Text from her Wikipedia page.
Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…
I love Pacific Rim because it’s a fun film, but my god is it brain-dead.
The point of the Kaiju films is that the monsters are an embodiment of real danger faced by humans (Godzilla was nuclear power etc), except Hollywood just took the age old…
I *love* all these folks trying to qualify their enjoyment of PACIFIC RIM by saying it’s “dumb” or “stupid” or “braindead” of “unsubtle.”
Guess what, kids? You’re just tacking those labels onto PACIFIC RIM because it doesn’t have the precious decades-long protection of nostalgia and franchise-shielding of everything else that’s JUST AS DUMB, i.e. Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and yes, Godzilla.
I can’t help but feel that MOST of the folks calling PACIFIC RIM “dumb” (because yes, it IS pretty dumb) because they’re trying to sound smart and cool by picking on the new kid.
Just because something’s dumb doesn’t mean it’s bad.