Title: The Adventures of the Brilliantly Reckless
Fandoms: Star Trek AOS; Doctor Who
Characters: Jim Kirk, the Tenth Doctor (gen)
Word count: 2300
A/N: Written for the Fall round of intoabar for the prompt: Captain Jim T. Kirk walks into a bar and meets... the Tenth Doctor!
Summary: The thing is, Jim's never been all that good at turning down the opportunity to get in trouble.
( Never let it be said that James T. Kirk didn't know how to enjoy a good bar fight.Collapse )
Tired of overblown blockbusters full of played-out, CGI-laden, creatively bankrupt action set pieces? (Looking at you, Thor The Dark World!) Let down by artsy, pretentious dystopian flicks that utterly fail to reach their full potentials? (Still shaking my damn head at your “facial reconstruction” bullshit, Elysium!) Well despair no more because here comes this season’s Thinking Man’s Thriller, barreling down the track at you like a, well, high-speed train – also probably the best Movie Set on a Train you’ve seen since the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express.
When a South Korean director makes a sci-fi thriller based on a French comi—sorry, graphic novel with an A-list(ish) Hollywood cast, you know things are about to get weird. It… doesn’t really get much weirder than a pregnant grade school teacher leading a propaganda sing-along before gunning down the room with a semiautomatic. At one point my date and I agreed that this movie could have been alternately titled WALL-E ON A TRAIN and it would have been entirely accurate. And look, I’m not saying the plot is perfect: you will probably be able to guess some, if not most of the twists. But you will also witness at least two of the most heart-pounding, economically shot, slickly edited, visually stunning action sequences in recent memory! And who doesn’t go to the movies to see that?
The acting! The sweet, delicious, Ed Harris-creepy acting. Is that Jamie Bell I see still working? Good for him! Hey, does anyone else think it’s criminally insane that John Hurt still doesn’t have an Oscar? My apologies, Song Kang-ho, for confusing you with Choi Min-sik: you were pretty sick in The Good, the Bad, the Weird, and now in this movie too. And last but certainly not least, come see Tilda Swinton as you… have likely seen her before, which is good because she is always – fucking – flawless. Here, she plays a villain so comically repulsive yet entertaining it’ll make you (or me) seriously reconsider watching a film where the main character is described as a “suicidal vampire” (urgh…) just because she is in it! I mean, I won’t, but I will watch the shit out of The Grand Budapest Hotel when it comes out next year. Love you, Tilda! Call me!
While we’re on the subject of acting, however, my only major gripe with this movie is that it could have REALLY used a stronger leading man. I like Chris Evans, I’m real happy he’s getting good roles, and boy am I looking forward to Winter Soldier, but surrounded by the awesomeness of his costars, it becomes painfully obvious the man is out of his depth. You know it’s bad when you’re being out-acted not only by the Oscar veterans but also a guy who doesn’t have any lines. There’s a scene where—well, I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say that the date is spot-on that someone like Christian Bale would have CRUSHED this role, and elevated this film from merely “pretty damn good” to “fucking perfection”. They needed a Batman here, but cast Captain America instead. See how this went wrong? I would have liked Josh Brolin as well, because if Brolin were in this movie then he wouldn’t have been in that embarrassingly redundant Spike Lee remake of Oldboy. Win/win. Look at your choices, Mr. Brolin!
So, in conclusion: Snowpiercer. See it early. See it often. Well, y’all in America won’t be getting this until probably next year so early isn’t an option (for once), but keep this on the must-see list. You won’t be sorry.
AA: haha didnt you just fall asleep five hours ago?? at least if i interpret the sudden idleness right
TG: i did
TG: i so fucking did
AA: i thought vacations were for "sleeping and fucking timezones up the left nostril with all the force of your time swag until theyre flipping like a breakfast paste disk and dont know what the fuck"
TG: you have learned well padawan
TG: my asshole man lusus stays an ignoramus completely willingly
"Byrd, two minutes!"
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HELLO WORLD goodbye world
so i've been doing lots of spring (winter) cleaning in an effort to be better organized, both online and off, and i'm deleting accounts i no longer use! and since i don't really use lj anymore, i'll be cleaning this account up as well. i really didn't want to delete this account without notice, though, because i know some of you were here just for fic and i want to give you all a chance to save it if you want!
i think i'll be taking the whole account down in a month or so (we'll say Jan 2nd? yeah, Jan 2nd), sooooo if there are any fics here you want to save, please do so! most of them are really old (i've brushed a few of them up just so i don't feel as embarrassed about them, but) so they definitely don't read very well now, and i probably won't be reposting them (with one or two possible exceptions; i'm still deciding).
i'm disabling comments on the fic entries so that they'll be easier for you all to read/save, but if for whatever reason you want comments on a certain entry, just let me know and i'll turn them back on! hope you're all doing well!
edit: OH ALSO I'VE GONE AND MADE MOST OF THE FIC ENTRIES PUBLIC!! there were a few that were friends-only before, but i've made them public for people who don't have lj/came here after i left and thus i never added them.