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How is Ford Brody's wife this stupid?
It takes a special kind of writing to make a main character ridiculous. Ford Brody's wife — who I'm sure has a name I could look up on IMDB but quite frankly she's so unmemorable I can't recall it off-hand and that is a telling PROBLEM — behaves in such a way I can't believe a woman ever put eyes on this cut before opening day. Have you guys ever met a military wife? Or a emergency room nurse? Or a mother in general? These are not the types of people to react passively to disaster situations.
When shit hits the fan by way of giant radioactive monsters rampaging through the city like toddlers kicking over ant hills, Ford Brody's wife waits for her man to come save her and their young son. Noooooooooope. Women only wait for rescue in fairy tales and fiction. Brody spends a majority of the film trying to get to his wife and son to save them from imminent destruction when anyone with two brain cells to rub together would have left him a voicemail saying, "Hey babe, city's under siege by ancient eldritch beasts. Gonna pack up and head to Grandma's. Meet us there. Kisses!"