Episode 82: Pacific Rim

This week, Gavia and Morgan are joined by culture writer Sulagna Misra for a discussion of Guillermo del Toro's fan favorite blockbuster Pacific Rim. They reflect on the film's success as a smart-dumb blockbuster, its elaborate world building, the mesmerizing woodenness of Charlie Hunnam, and how sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising stacks up to the original.

You can find Sulagna's writing here, and follow her on Twitter here. Recently, she wrote about South Asian actors on television for Vanity Fair.

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"Why ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is a great standalone movie but a lousy sequel," Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, The Daily Dot

"On 'Pacific Rim's' 2-year anniversary, we're still thinking about Drift Compatibility," Sulagna Misra and Lilian Min, Hello Giggles

"One Big Question: What Makes You Feel Powerful?," Jazmine Hughes, The Hairpin