pacifc rim

In contrast, the golden retriever trope highlights the idea of cooperation, especially men cooperating with women — not to show off or to save them, but as the way they’ll succeed. Women aren’t important to the story because the male character is interested in them; women are important to the story because they are vital to the plot and the plan against the enemy.

“Golden Retriever” Movies: Cooperation and Trust in Action w examples from Pacific Rim, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

thanks to desertqueenfuriosa for her amazing summation!


Pacific Rim

Some screencaps of Hermann’s memories in the Drift, before his eye merges into images of the Breach.

It’s possible that he wanted to be a pilot and undertook the eye tests, but he must not have passed them. Or he did pass them, but his leg/something else prevented him from flying. Unable to meet the physical requirements of even flying a plane let alone a Jaeger, he then focused his energy and intellect into the science program instead.

I can imagine his Father not being impressed with his desire to be involved in the Jaeger program -  Why pilot scientifically advanced machines to help save the world when you can help me build a wall instead?

queerpaz-moved  asked:

Hi! I know a lot of people are concerned about the name of Gipsy Danger, since Gypsy is in fact a derogatory slur for the Romani. Has there been any consideration to renaming GD to something that is not offensive?

Candidly, it was meant to be a nod to the de Havilland engine. The pejorative context isn’t a usage I’ve had much cultural experience with. But I certainly wont presume to tell anyone what should or shouldn’t offend them. I can only apologize for my ignorance, offer my assurances that it was not our intent to propagate any hurtful stereotypes, and promise to be more careful in the future.