Pacific Rim: Uprising is set 10 years after the events of the first film. We are introduced to a new generation of Jaeger pilots led by a reluctant Jake Pentecost(John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost(Idris Elba’s character from the first film). We take a look at what the movie has to offer and what it lacks. SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t seen either movie yet.
Also on this show, we talk about the release of Ready Player One, the Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s hit book. The book and the film are described as “Love letters” to the pop-culture of the 80’s(and the 90’s in the film). Did the film deliver on the lofty goal of recreating the world that Ernest Cline imagined? We try to stay mostly SPOILER-FREE on this one.
We also talk about the recent news of Toys R US toy stores going out of business. Did you shop at Toys R Us as a child? Do you remember the jingles? Are you sad to see the company go?
All of this and much more!
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