Originally Posted by in stitches
oh, lol. i well remember that fantastic and well advised *cough cough haha* purchase.
i thought you meant you had some of your own. now, i know that you and your mrs share some of the frilly family time pieces, but i would imagine, and hope, that that particular JLC does not get any wrist time from you. : )
I do not think it is by conscious design, but the whole "family sharing timepieces" only goes one way: from mine to her. I do not wear her watches (I have a small wrist but her 26mm ladies Rolexes are a bit too small even for me), but she can wear my watches all the time!
Originally Posted by rnguy001
I went to see it on Thursday night by myself, I'm a HUGE fan of the genre (Godzilla, Mazinger, Grendizer etc..), and while I wanted to love it (been waiting for it for over a year!) I was a little disappointed by some of the very dark action sequences (too much water/night time fighting), as well as lack of any real character development (and I'm not one to normally harp on this kind of thing..).
Im a huge del toro fan though, and we certainly had glimpses of greatness through the movie. Hopefully it makes enough to warrant a sequel!
I see what you're saying. It didn't quite do well in the US box office. But check out this crazy glowing review from the Guardian in the UK:
"And it's what makes so many modern-day blockbusters so slack: they haven't the imagination for failure. They are glinting, 24-carot dreams of success – quite literal power trips. The new Man of Steel has very little time for Clark Kent, only for Superman, Kal-el, this time reimagined as a demi-God. The Transformer movies are boring precisely to the extent that watching two equal, opposed forces thrash it out is boring: only narrative sleights of hand and deus ex machinas will tip the fight. And why Pacific Rim is the most consistently thrilling bit of blockbuster sublimity since Avatar."
Hah hah hah - now I don't know if I liked the movie THAT much, but here's the full review for your pleasure:
Warning: Spoilers in the article! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by Dino944
So funny, I remember those too. I had a Mazinger Z robot when growing up. Not sure what happened to it. However, I still have a Voltes V robot in mint condition in the box, my parents bought it for me at FOA Shwarz during a trip to NYC years ago. Its now in the "Man Cave."
WAIT. You have a mint Voltes V that came mostly in diecast metal? The one that "volts in" in exactly the same fashion as the cartoon? That's pretty spectacular. Certainly worthy of its place in the Man Cave!!!