REASONS TO SEE PACIFIC RIM
LEMME SPELL THIS OUT FOR U DUDES
- ORIGINAL SCRIPT. Not a remake, not a based on, purely Travis Beacham and Del Toro’s imagination.
- PEOPLE OF COLOR AS MAJOR CHARACTERS. Mako Mori, Stacker Pentecost are both in leadership/hero roles. The project was created by a half Chinese, half Caucasian dude. The SYSTEM was created by a woman (not a POC BUT LET’S GET SOME LADY LOVE IN HERE) Three Chinese triplets pilot one of the Jaegers and just OTHER potential seeing as MAJOR countries all have Mecha.
- HINTED THAT THE MAIN CHARACTERS AREN’T GOING 2 HAVE A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP AND INSTEAD BE FRIENDS/COMRADES/DEEPLY RESPECT AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER
- A FOCUS ON THE HUMANITY AND ITS LAST STAND NOT JUST ACTION EVERYWHERE (BUT HELL YEAH THAT’S COOL TOO)
- MECHA IN A MAINSTREAM AUDIENCE
- 25000 TONS OF AWESOME
All of this but also:
GIANT FREAKING MONSTERS
The extent to which I am on board with this just grew tenfold. And, let me tell you, I was already pretty damned on board with this.