Casting for Guillermo Del Toros The Strain – John Hurt as Abraham Setrakian

I totally knew this was going to happen from the moment the character was introduced in the book. The similarities between Setrakian in The Strain andTrevor Bruttenholm (John Hurts Character in Hellboy) are so numerous it just had to happen.

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I just wonder if they will bring back Kevin Trainor, who played the younger version of John Hurt in Hellboy for the flashback sequences in The Strain? 

Kinda disappointed that Perlman won’t be involved but I guess he’s got a busy schedule.

I’m still only halfway through the second book The Fall, but I can honestly say this is shaping up to be one my favourite book series. Can’t wait for the TV show 🙂 

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Pacific Rim – Review

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WOOOOOAH

I mean c’mon, seriously that was just incredible.

Ok I knew going in there was a high probability that I was going to like this movie, I’m a massive fan of Guillermo Del Toro, I’m a massive fan of giant robots fighting giant monsters and I’m a massive fan of Charlie Hunnam (Jackson Teller from Sons of Anarchy) but I can honestly say as sky high as my expectations of this movie were they were well and truly exceeded.

There’s not one bad thing I can say about this movie except that I just want MOAR. Starting with the action, thankfully I avoided most of the trailers and TV spots so I didn’t ruin too much of it for myself, the fight scenes were just mind blowingly awesome. In a world where I’ve become pretty desensitized to over the top CGI spectacle I actually found myself breathless and aghast watching this movie.Image

 

 

What made it even more impressive was that I actually cared about the characters. They did a great job on the human side of the story that gives the movie a real emotional core, and made the action even more intense as I really wanted the humans to win. The comedic elements are perfectly measured so as not to become annoying but just enough to add some levity and joy into the movie. Which is another great thing about this movie, it seems like everyone just wants to make things overly serious, cynical and depressing in movies and whilst that works in some movies it’s nice to see something uplifting and hopeful for once.

I really haven’t got much else to say, I just loved it. It’s absolutely the best movie I’ve seen this year. Can’t wait for the blu ray and I pray to god they do a sequel.