By Samantha Cortes
So last month my roommate introduced me to Snapchat. I was immediately hooked. What an ingenious way to send pics of yourself or others and not worry that it can be shared.
Snapchat is an app that allows you to take a pic of whatever you want, send it for a few seconds, then have it dissapear. Risky pictures constantly get people in trouble, and its high time that an app was made that allows people the ability to send a picture without having to worry if it'll later be used against them. You can also insert text and use a coloring pencil once youve taken a picture.
Sexting can now easily be replaced with a dissapearing picture. The next time Tiger Wood's and his multiple mistresses want to have fun via phones, he won't have to worry about them turning and showing everyone their pictures.
Opens in theaters: July 12, 2013
Synopsis: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. The world's last hope in this war lands in the hands of a washed-up pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and a rookie (Rinko Kikuchi). They have to learn to work together and connect on a very personal level if they wish to stop the end of humanity before the strongest bunch of the monsters attack.
Review: One thing I would advise movie-goers who plan to watch Pacific Rim is DEFINITELY watch it in 3-D!! The images are amazing to the point that I dare say it's the best 3-D movie ever made. Pacific Rim is totally an action flick that really caters to male audiences. It's a blend of Iron Man 3 and Power Rangers. There are not that many emotional scenes, but when there is, it's quite corny. The storyline tries to create a balance of action and emotion/humor, but fails due to lack of character development. Many characters' background stories go unexplained as they are revealed in short glimpses during flashback moments. Every scene contains a lot of bickering and hostile situations, which can be understandable based on the plot, but it gets really monotonous and too much to handle. The feel of this film is very straitlaced, revolving around the themes of respect, teamwork, and family.
I give Pacific Rim one thumb up for its fantastic action sequences, but I would only watch it once. It's not DVD-buying worthy (i.e. two thumbs up) because there is content, but no context.
Credit to fandango.com for synopsis.