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SuperMechagodzilla
Jun 9, 2007

NEWT REBORN


One thing I really like about Green Slime is that upends the ‘crazy scientist’ thing; Doctor Halversen is invariably either unobtrusive or helpful, but Rankin just shits on him repeatedly, ultimately getting him killed.

Really, the moral of the picture is that attempts to repress knowledge of the creature invariably worsen the situation. More generally, it’s a hit on Rankin’s commitment to utilitarianism and ‘risk management’.

SuperMechagodzilla fucked around with this message at 03:14 on Aug 15, 2021

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SuperMechagodzilla
Jun 9, 2007

NEWT REBORN


CPL593H posted:

They lean right into Rankin being a complete rear end in a top hat. They barely even try to frame him as a hero.

It's more that he's just straight-up wrong about nearly everything, but it's left uncommented-upon in the film. The subtlest gags is when Rankin leaves Halversen to die because the slimes might escape through a jammed door - and then the slimes end up just shoving the obstruction out of the way, locking themselves in.

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