sovay: (Cho Hakkai: intelligence)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2013-07-18 05:22 am (UTC)

It's up (and both the ninja girl and Little Springtime have read it (and "liked" it).

I'm glad!

To your earlier comment—

"Nobody gets betrayed" is very important to me--very very. I can't tell you how much I hate the almost tossed-in (because for some reason it has to be there?) Hollywood betrayal.

Nobody in Pacific Rim is a weasel. Nobody is a blowhard. The government isn't evil, it's frightened and overwhelmed—the Wall of Life won't save anyone, but these days the Jäger program isn't, either. It's one of the tropes of a war movie, a motley gang pulled together against the odds, but there's so little of the expected conflict in this one, it's actually refreshing. The protagonist wants the co-protagonist as his partner. There's a cocky, antagonistic kid, but he's explicitly identified as not a villain. When the scientists come piling breathlessly in through the door with last-minute information, they're not shut out or shouted down or any of the expected bullheaded forms of military blindness, they're listened to. It doesn't make the movie boring. It was great.

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