The Standard Deviant

Sep 21

spacepandabman:

chelonium:

man, fuck the dark knight rises.

i know it’s kind of weird that that’s what this photoset makes me think of, but bear with me.

because pacific rim’s defining philosophy was really, really positive, right? it was all about people coming together and helping each other and overcoming adversity—and it got criticized for that. there’s nothing dark or edgy about that message, and lately all movies seem to want to do is be dark and edgy.

so take the dark knight rises, all about moral ambiguity and tortured heroes and blah blah blah, where bruce wayne supposedly pulls a heroic sacrifice only to resurface in the end, alive and well and banging catwoman in florence.

man, that was real selfless of you, bruce. real inspiring.

i guess my point is that i’m sick of faux depth through contrived grittiness in a story that doesn’t even have the balls to commit to its ultimate sacrifice ploy. and it’s not just tdrk, much as i pick on it—it’s all those cynical white guy movies that throw angst and drama at the audience hoping some of it sticks, but still dance around any serious loss and never really go for it.

people died in pacific rim. that surprised me. i was expecting a fun, feel good movie, and it was—but major characters died. as they should have. an optimistic and hopeful movie recognized that sacrifice and death are part of this kind of thing. that’s more than a lot of franchises can say.

i dunno, i found it refreshing that death in pacrim wasn’t cheap or off limits or gratuitous. by the end, most of the pilots are gone. that made the rest of the film so much more heavy. it gave context to a movie about giant robots fighting monsters! it was fucking realistic!!

pacific rim may not be dark or edgy, but it’s still got more balls than half the franchises that are.

I gotta watch this again. 

Sep 21
When someone says my love of Halloween is childish.

When someone says my love of Halloween is childish.

Sep 21

valhallahalvorson:

Islands of Adventure - Orlando Florida

OH MY GOD

I’m sorry Valhalla, I reblogged this without noticing that you were still logged in on my computer. 

Sep 19

truthandmovies:

"I think that movies are different things to different people. To me, they’re a really important part of cultural identity. They’re a great touchstone to who we were and what were on about at any given time. You look back to the cinema of the ’70s and ’80s and you see all different types of actors and palettes. It wasn’t so much about physical perfection. You had very odd leading men. It’s interesting how movies and culture reflect who we are. You’ll find that the movie business is paid for by those mega movies. The movie business is paid for by Big Macs. By movies as product. Movie studios use that term “product” all the time. Product? You mean you have a lot of stories? No, we have a lot of product. You have stories." – DAVID FINCHER

READ THE FULL “GONE GIRL” INTERVIEW WITH DAVID FINCHER ON LITTLE WHITE LIES 

Sep 19
the-goddamazon:

lavie-imprevu:

Accurate

THIS POST NEEDS TO BE ON A SHIRT

the-goddamazon:

lavie-imprevu:

Accurate

THIS POST NEEDS TO BE ON A SHIRT

Sep 19

elementalsight:

heatgunning:

Adjutant Cosplay from StarCraft 2 Tutorial || Worbla.com

Chrisx Design shared with us her full build of this amazing Adjutant costume. Check out her fantastic work!

I was seriously blown away when this appeared in my inbox. Check it out guys!

Sep 19
thecornettotrilogy:

Triple Cornetto Portrait by AlbertoArni
Triple Cornetto Portrait by AlbertoArni

thecornettotrilogy:

Triple Cornetto Portrait by AlbertoArni

Triple Cornetto Portrait
by AlbertoArni

Sep 19

http://astoundingbeyondbelief.tumblr.com/post/97910110568/tyrantisterror-a-monster-doesnt-need-a-lot-of →

tyrantisterror:

A monster doesn’t need a lot of screen time to have a big presence.

Dracula really only shows up at the beginning and end of his book, but he is felt in EVERY chapter between.

The shark in Jaws barely shows up at all, and yet its presence hangs over the film like the…

That’s been exactly my point with this whole thing though,  that the MUTOs play the Jaws role and drive the plot.  

Sep 18

antivantrash:

i am still so upset over this cosplay by Karin Olava Effects becAUSE HOW DO YOU DO THAT

#lifegoals

Sep 18
valhallahalvorson:

The shirts in my Teepublic store are all $14 today so get ‘em while they’re lukewarm!

valhallahalvorson:

The shirts in my Teepublic store are all $14 today so get ‘em while they’re lukewarm!