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What Death Means in Film, or How the Coolest Character in ‘Pacific Rim’ Ruins the Movie [Opinion]

My friend and roommate Jeffrey recently showed me Pacific Rim for the first time (I missed it in theaters). For the most part, I thought it was fun – I mean, it was overwrought and cliché, and I didn’t care about any of the characters, but I went in expecting big, dumb, goofy robot / monster fights, and that’s what I enjoyed about the film.

And one character, more than any other, summed up the big, dumb, goofy fun aspect of the film – Hannibal Chau, played by the great Ron Perlman.

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For those who haven’t seen it, some minor spoilers for the film follow.

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Happy Mother’s Day – A Look At Mothers In Superhero Comics

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, so I thought it would be a fun opportunity to take a look at some famous mothers (and mother-figures) in comics, and see what we can learn. And mostly, we learn that comics writers are obsessed with father issues, and mothers kind of get the short shrift.

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