[Movie] Pacific Rim: Uprising 1

Easiest review ever: If you liked the original Pacific Rim, you’re going to like Pacific Rim: Uprising. If giant robots punching things left you cold the first time around, this one isn’t going to change your mind. Several years after the original Breach is closed in Pacific Rim, Jaegers are still around because thankfully humanity isn’t dumb enough ...

Still in Love With the Sword Button 3

I saw Pacific Rim for the fourth time today. Shut up, I don’t have a problem. It’s still just my favorite movie of this year. It’s a love letter to my twelve or sixteen or even twenty-two-year-old self. And the sword button is still my favorite moment in that movie, among a lot of really wonderful ...

Sword Button Redux (I See Pacific Rim Again) 16

I saw Pacific Rim again over the weekend. The movie was even better the second time around, because I wasn’t so focused on OH MY GOD SHINY SWORD BUTTON and paying more attention to the characters and what they were saying and doing. Spoiler warnings for this whole thing since I am wibbling about the ...

Pacific Rim and the Bechdel Test 4

It has been noted by many (including myself) that Pacific Rim fails the Bechdel Test rather spectacularly. It has only two female characters of any note (Mako and half of the Russian Jaeger team, Lt. A Kaidonovsky) and they never have a conversation. Thinking back on it, I desperately wish that had happened. That would ...

Pacific Rim: Your argument is invalid because Sword Button 8

Let me be clear: I was born to love this movie. I grew up watching Voltron, Power Rangers and other sentai shows, and kaiju movies. I was a giant Gundam weenie for years and years. (Evangelion not so much, but that’s a rant for a different time.) This movie was designed to hit every single ...

Pacific Rim: Initial Reaction

NGEMIOJREFWOEF-9230IK2P34T8U3540KQFWPSDVLWG-W4TJ24POMFWS;F,PSDCMOEF8Q0912!!!!!!!0WEJPOWEMFW;EFM3-012-13JGIRMWGE[VQ-9R1POLMGRGRJJWEFJEJR[KOQR3[[EKR AND A SWORD BUTTON THERE IS A MOTHERFUCKING SWORD BUTTON IN THIS MOVIE TAKE ME NOW JESUS I AM READY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Okay, I’ll write a real review tomorrow, I promise. I am so ridiculously tired right now you wouldn’t believe. (I rode 67 miles today and didn’t take a nap, so that might have something to ...