Pacific Rim deleted scene [X]
Hahah I’m surprised Hermann just kinda lets himself be lead around in this scene. He looks almost upset Newt doesn’t approve of the salute he totally doesn’t practice in front of a mirror sometimes.
This part really does illustrate the height difference though. Newton what are you doing here? You are late for your interview with the lollipop guild.
On one hand, I’m glad they cut this scene because it tries to setup a conflict between Newt and the Jaeger pilots that doesn’t really go anywhere. The takeaway should be Newt’s frustration that no one is really looking into Kaiju motivation deep enough (foreshadowing his solo Drift), but his confrontation with Raleigh overpowers it.
Plus, there’s enough in-fighting with Chuck vs Raleigh, we don’t need any scientists vs jocks bullshit. So, again, very glad for the cut.
BUT on the other hand, it’s fun to see Newt be an impulsive, passionate, spastic asshole. It’s about time he be the antagonizer - in the rest of the movie, Hermann tends to be the one who has the more snippy attitude.
It’s also hilarious how long-suffering Hermann is in this scene. Really, it’s amusing how quickly the two go from sniping at each other to forgetting about it. The entire scene from open to close of elevator basically plays out as:
- shared frustrated looks over Stacker’s new charge
- long-suffering eyerolls from Hermann while Newt blows up
- half-hearted snipe from Newt
- immediate appeal to Hermann from Newt about he how doesn’t like the new guy
- walk into the
Seriously. They are totally
married work-marriedbesties, even if they don’t know it yet. (In the scope of their relationship arc, I’m also glad they cut this scene because the Kaiju Bros feel too close here. It’s great for head-canons to hint so early on that they actually like each other underneath the barbs, but less satisfactory for drama.)
Also, don’t get me started on the salute. That makes THREE now. Herman is absolutely a wanna-be soldier type who sees Stacker as some kind of father-figure. It is adorkable and another delightful little characterization that plays against the tweedy-professor archetype.
I think the most telling thing is that Hermann even allows Newt to touch him like that. Has anybody mentioned THAT yet? I mean he just lets Newt manhandle him back into the elevator. Its the kind of familiarity through touch you see with people who have either been together a long time or touch each other casually all the time. Also He doesn’t outright push Hermann back because he is aware of his bad leg. Its more like herding him around. Its oddly personal.
Also I think him pointing out Hermann isn’t a soldier is a bit of a compliment. He obviously has trouble with authority figures. Hermann has the opposite problem he NEEDS authority figures. Newt has more respect for scientists then he has for soldiers (as we just saw with him screaming at Raleigh) He almost says your not a soldier like hes demeaning himself by acting like one. I think this kinda shows up to with his protest flashbacks in the drift. Brains over brawn.
The other thing is that hes still talking about the ranger to Hermann not because he thinks the man is going to agree with him but because he knows he will at least LISTEN. From this confrontation with a random stranger I imagine he does this shit with just about anybody and the only person still patient enough to tolerate it is the one guy still sticking around the lab with him after everybody else has given up the ghost.
Why are you guys so INTERESTING.
STOP BEING SUCH INTERESTING CHARACTERS.
They have a similar sort of quiet familiarity in the Hannibal Chau briefing scene. That could have been a “get-along shirt" moment in which Stacker forces them to work together, but there’s no need.
And excellent point on the contrast in how they feel about authority. I think half the reason Newt shouts, “MOVE OVER YOU FASCIST” to Herc in LOCCENT is that he just. can’t. help. himself. It’s so ingrained within him to be anti-authority.
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