Posts tagged spoilers
Posts tagged spoilers
There’s already been a lot written about the problematic nature of “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” This is my two cents.
Because Pepper brings people back from the brink. That’s what she does. She didn’t know it at first, and it isn’t her only skill (she is running a Fortune 500 company, after all)— but it might be her calling. She has an easy, no-nonsense kind of calm. Tony’s completely changing his multi-billion dollar company - well, he still has forms to sign. Tony gives her the reigns to his company - in fairness, she’s been the de facto CEO for some time now anyway. Aliens and superheroes exist - no reason for the champagne to go to waste.
And Pepper loves Tony, she does, but he’s chosen this life. A life full of robotic distractions and arrogant threats and what can only viably be termed international (interstellar) dick-measuring contests. There are other ways to change the world.
And Maya Hansen? Is on the brink. In fact, she’s been on the brink for years. On the brink of a breakthrough, on the brink of a breakdown, on the brink of selling her ideals forever. Coming back from the brink happened one small step backward at a time.
1. They needed Pepper to trust her. Maya had to pour out her life’s story, and it had to be the truth, because Pepper could spot a lie from so far away, she could spot lies that the speaker thought were truths. And it had to be real, it had to be emotional. It had to be intimate.
2. They needed to keep Pepper alive. Really, they did. Even if it meant keeping her around when she was a liability, and even if Maya and Killian both suspected Tony would never work with them.
3. Maya had to see that image of Pepper, suffering— over the stupid machinations of two egomaniacs, the conflicts of war machines, the ever-changing, never-changing mechanics of world politics— fuck all of it.
When the bullet rings out, Maya imagines seeing the pain ease away from Pepper’s face, imagines she’s taking the pain from Pepper’s body into hers, the last kind of intimacy they’re ever likely to share.
Then she imagines Pepper wreaking fiery vengeance on Killian. Horrible, violent, gruesome vengeance, because, well, Maya never quite stepped away from the edge of darkness. But even losing blood, faster with each passing second, this feels like coming back to herself. This feels like finding her soul again, just in time to give it up to the cosmic abyss. Watching Pepper’s face, she thinks, “I wonder if Pepper believes in God,” and just as she closes her eyes she finds herself on the brink of something very different.
Come, little children, to Beacon Hills
I just finished watching “Breaking Dawn” on Netflix (not the “Twilight” one; the 2004 asylum horror movie with James Haven). It’s terrible, don’t watch it, but you know what most stuck out to me? The ridiculousness of the “shaved head” bald cap they put on Kelly Overton.
You can see her hair tucked on top of her head (it kinda looks like a W? idek)
Here’s what the book has to say about Derek’s encounter with Kate in “The Tell”:
“Kate Argent had let loose inside [the Hale house] with a submachine gun the day before. She’d sauntered into his house with two of her goons and taunted him about Laura’s death. Enraged, Derek had attacked them. But Kate had laid him low with a cattle prod… [and] once she’d realized that Derek didn’t know who the Alpha was, she’d decided he was expendable. That was why she’d tried to machine-gun him to death—and nearly brought down the house. His house and he were the last of the Hales—except his uncle Peter Hale, a scarred vegetable wasting away at Beacon Crossing Home, a long-term-care facility.”
And here’s how she remembers that event:
“Smirking, she thought of Derek’s naked torso, how well he filled out his jeans… God, all those muscles. The last time she’d seen him, he’d still been in high school. Still a kid. A stupid, gullible kid, who should have died in the Hale house fire along with the rest of his family… Maybe she should have taken advantage of Derek while he’d been down on the floor, writhing from the nine hundred thousand volts she’d sent skittering through his kick-ass body. For old time’s sake. Kate was all about taking advantage.”
Scott totally used Derek as his own wolf chomper toy. I think I used to have one of those… or maybe it was a shark. idek
This makes so much more sense now.
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