The movie for this week is Sharknado! No, no, I can’t even joke about that. What a purely stupid movie (yes, we watched about 15 minutes of it). Ah, if someone would have told my teen-age self that there will be a channel called the Science Fiction Channel and that I would hate it with a passion, I would never have believed them. The Syphy Channel is just that, a diseased thing, a graveyard of washed up 80’s pop stars who have not aged gracefully.
Okay, after this there will be spoilers. So consider yourself warned!
What we saw was “Pacific Rim”(IMDB about it) and it was AWESOME! Kaiju, giant mechs (they’re called jaegers but I grew up with calling all giant robots “mechs”), what else could a smart savvy nerdy girl want? And a strong female character who wasn’t a love interest. Hurrah for Mako! I have to say, it takes a moron to give a movie like this a single star just because it wasn’t Shakespeare or some gawdawful “meaningful” chick flick. It’s a freakin’ monster movie that has appealing characters, no slow spots and delivers *exactly* what it is supposed to. So, screw the supposed “reviewers”. Go see it, it’s FUN! I spent many a Sunday morning watching kaiju movies on the local TV station. It was always a lot of whining when I wanted to stay and watch Godzilla or Gamera and my parents thought I should go to church. (hmmm, Word recognizes Godzilla but not Gamera 🙂 ) Added: Incidentally, this movie is LOUD. I’m a bit deaf in both ears from old ear infections and I still stuffed tissue in my ears to reduce the noise to bearable levels.
Ron Perlman has a great bit part and I sniffled through the very well done and still manly 🙂 goodbye scenes. They did a fabulous job at making the jaegers and kaiju seem huge and heavy. I did love how they did not make them fly but had to have heavy lift copters lift and fly them to the battle. The movie even treated scientists well. The fish flopping scene at the end is one of those good “wait for it….wait for it” scenes. Continue reading “From the Kitchen and bar plus a movie – Schnitzel with panko is like jaegers with kaiju… trust me on this one”