Movie review Pacific Rim Uprising 2018
Ink on paper, illustration for White Wolf publishing. Currently pulling art for a show in May with plans to have some new ones. See the calendar on the right!
I took a break and saw Pacific Rim Uprising before it was released. I didn't plan to go but when opportunities present themselves I'll take a free ticket to most things. Last fall I saw a rodeo at Madison Square Gardens. I would have liked to see more clowns jumping in barrels but it was free and so was the bourbon!
If you've seen one Pacific Rim movie I think they are all about the same movie. All the usual tensions and dramatic music. I think to mix things up they should have a dance number or two in the next movie. Maybe have the fighting robot guys doing a dance off with the Kaiju, perhaps a synchronized swim in the middle of the Pacific ocean! It's begging for it!
My review is it was solid and what you can expect based on the previous movies. I had fun and was with some new friends that I met in line to pick up my ticket. I had a cup of coffee prior to going in to the theater but had time to hit the men's room before it started. Story telling was a little confusing as I was never sure about how far into the future it was set. It said ten yen years since the last movie and I like that they show some of the likely reality of the world recovering from the kind of gratuitous destruction of skyscrapers and infrastructure from the previous movie.
I did find it odd they didn't have more back-up on the robots but I guess if you think everything is done, why spend the money the world would need on recovery for robots you might never use?
One of the lines from the very important business lady who was making the robot replacements. was : "I've worked my whole life for this.." She didn't look more than 24 years old. Really? A life long dream? The scale of the dream she was referring would have seemed more appropriate to someone who looked at least in their 50's.
Another line that stuck out, this one I liked, referred to "%39 automated.." and showed how someone who relies on a business that is that heavily automated can not be as in control as they think.
A few things this 2018
I'll be in several shows coming up soonly.
"Of Fins and Feathers" A group show opening Saturday, April 7th, 6-8pm at Spoke Art Gallery 210 Rivington Street (ground level)
New York, NY 10002 Curated by my friend Travis Louie!
"Monster things" (working title) Two person show at MF Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Opening May 26th 7-9pm. with comic book artist Steve Ellis.
I don't promote this much, but I do have a little news letter, "Meta Fred" that I share things I've done or thought every two weeks. Not EVERYTHING, but some of the high points as they are.
Opening at MF Gallery
213 Bond St.
JUNE 15, 6-10pm
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Have a good Easter/Passover or month.
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If you'd like to commission me for a painting... Portraits with my surreal aesthetic only. The face you have and my paint brushes! Estimated turnaround 3 months. Shorter will cost more. Contact me now.
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