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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM

This year’s summer-movie catchphrase?

Last night, I was at the movies and I saw a trailer for “Pacific Rim,” Guillermo del Toro’s science-fiction epic involving, far as I can tell, some very very big robots and a lot of noise. But somebody in the trailer uttered a line that was so fabulously summer-movie that I had to write it down. Namely, in bellowed, urgent tones: “TODAY WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE!”

How great a line is that? (Never mind that it got me riffing on how, exactly, you would cancel an apocalypse. It’s not as if, say, some apocalypse coordinator calls ahead to confirm.) This summer is potentially full of big movies in which things get destroyed while people make loud statements about it. Anyone heard a great line from a Summer 2013 movie trailer? I’m thinking of having a little contest for the best summer-movie line. As soon as I finish cancelling the apocalypse.

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