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GTGC - #185 - Pacific Rim

25Jul

As July nears as an end, so to must our Blockbuster Marathon. We wrap things up this month with a look at another unsung blockbuster-that-never-was, Pacific Rim. That's right, the maestro, Guillermo Del Toro makes his fourth appearance on the GoodTrash Media Network as we dive in to his Jaeger vs Kaiju action flick. The stakes are high as the five hosts try to drift so they can pilot this podcast. 


As the drift gets underway, we play our game. This week, we talk about movies and toy lines. At one point it was framed and had direction, but that all fell apart because of Dalton entering his memories in the drift. So, we all set our own guidelines for these toy lines we would have liked to have seen or seen differently. We then move into deeper waters as we set up a round table to discuss the themes and ideas on display here. Dustin first raises questions about the films exploration of PTSD and Survivor's Guilt. He then moves into the film's political stance and talks about the military industry and Del Toro's approach to that. This is followed by a discussion of the idea of globalism and nationalism. The next question presented is in regards to Del Toro's work and how it differs between his foreign works and his American studio films. Before we wrap things up Alexandra raises a question about the film's use of color. 

So there you have it dear listener. As we begin to prepare for the Kaiju invasion, you should put on your headsets and get ready to drift with us. Just hit that play button bellow. 

Pacific Rim TimeStamps

00:39 - Welcome and Intros
03:07 - Synopsis and Reviews
12:18 - The Game: Movies and Toy Lines
23:17 - Social Media
25:13 - Analysis
49:27 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
53:39 - Wrap Up and Announce Next Week's Film
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