I think I just read The Ocean at the End of the Lane in one sitting.
Yep, definitely did.
This may be because I watched Hot Fuzz last night
But isn’t it funny that the fictional town where people literally get away with murder is called “Sanford?”
(No it’s actually fucking depressing)
This is my first post about Pacific Rim.
This is dedicated to the spark of Pacific Rim. There will be no dissection here, no critique. This is me trying to explain what this movie means, what this movie injects straight into your soul, sending your heart pumping faster and faster until this energy spreads out into every inch of your body, screaming out of your lungs and singing out of your voice.
It makes your limbs feel like your on fire, your eyes like they’re burning with electric fury. It makes you laugh, it makes you panic, and then, above all else, it makes you IGNITE.
This is Pacific Rim.
THIS MOVIE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!
Oh my god. Oh my god oh my god oh my god guys guys guys there just—-this movie is so freaking incredible. I’ve never seen a movie like this before. In fact, that’s what I was thinking midway through. This was a movie that invited me to open up and receive something NEW in, every bit of energy felt energizing, every cut and line of dialogue showed me something I’d never seen before.
And all the while, it woke something up within me. Something I’ve only been channeling in small bits over the last six years but something that after seeing this movie I couldn’t help but just scream with passion and excitement on the way back from the theatre.
Pacific Rim ignites something incredibly raw—something so pure and incredible it’s hard to describe it again a couple days after seeing the movie. But oh my god.
This movie is about such incredible things. It’s a movie about getting the crap beaten out of you, about being pummeled to the ground and beaten and broken because a fundamental part of you has been taken away. This movie, which binds humanity together with the soul of machines, is about what happens when that soul is broken, and human and machine aren’t able to function.
But that’s just the beginning. That’s just the first like, 15 minutes or so of the movie. The rest? The rest is about getting back up.
And it’s not just about getting back up, it’s about handling that pain. It’s about healing this hole inside yourself, this thing that you aren’t sure you can fill again. It’s not something you can just patch up. It takes time, strength, and trust to make it whole again. It takes people who have faith in you, friends who’ll stand by you, people who are just as broken to rely on you, and the machines that you know how to use, all to get back on your feet, stare at that ugly thing that hurt you and tore you down—-
AND THEN YOU PUNCH IT IN THE FACE.
RIGHT IN THE FRICKIN’ FACE.
OVER AND OVER AGAIN, CAUSE IT’S AN UGLY MOTHERFUCKER WHO’S HERE TO HURT YOU AGAIN, BUT YOU AREN’T GOING TO TAKE IT THIS TIME.
AND THEN YOU DRAG ITS SORRY ASS HALFWAY ACROSS TOWN, AND YOU PUNCH IT IN THE FACE AGAIN.
But above all else, this isn’t about doing this alone. This isn’t a story about individual dominance, it’s about binding our souls together, men, women, humans, all in this on the same side and same team, forging a new world in the face of this unspeakable evil.
This isn’t about hiding your pain from the world, it’s about baring it wide open and sharing it with someone else, moving in sync and in flow with another human being for the shared goal of SMASHING MONSTERS IN THE FACE.
And above all else, there is fire coursing through your veins in this movie. There is energy, light, the kind of thing you’d never dreamed you could feel again but now it’s all around you, passion and fury and excitement and this happy, joyful energy as you realize you have this strength, this power, this beauty, all flowing from within and going outward. This is the kind of energy you use to create. To forge. To build something new out of the world that wasn’t there before, and to stand in defiance of everything that’s ever tried to stop you.
Pacific Rim is amazing. It’s wonderful. It’s alive, and positive, and full of the kind of good energy big movies are designed to bring. It left me smiling, it left me happy, it left me screaming for joy and it left me wanting more. To feel that feeling and that fire and that energy again and again. Pacific Rim is pure and fantastic, and I’m so freaking happy that a movie like this exists.