Screech | College-Aged | Writer | Fangirl
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So I was watching Pacific Rim for like the eighth time today because shut up, I’m not feeling well, and something about one of the lines struck me in comparison to a line from a completely different giant monster movie that’s coming out this year:
"The arrogance of man is thinking that nature is in their control, and not the other way around." (Godzilla 2014)
Compare this to one of Raleigh’s lines from the opening monologue of Pacific Rim:
"There are things you can’t fight. Acts of God. You see a hurricane coming, you have to get out of the way. But when you’re in a Jaeger, suddenly, you can fight the hurricane. You can win."
One thing I usually hate about disaster movies is how helpless humanity usually is. I hate going into a movie knowing full well it’s a no-win situation (partially because if there is a win, I know it’s going to be cheap and contrived). With Pacific Rim, it’s not a no-win situation. It’s a “screw you, hurricane, we’re going to find a way to bite back and kick you in the ass.”
I really appreciate that kind of optimism.