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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Dec 11, 2018

It's a Kaiju-sized episode of The Movie Defenders podcast!  In this episode we look at one of the sequels we got in 2018, Pacific Rim: Uprising.  But before we dive into that, we have a fun talk about trailers!  We talk about and play how they used to sound, how the formula changed over the years, and we listen to a modern version of a classic film trailer.  Then we talk about the new Captain Marvel and Avengers Endgame trailers before diving into the news that Kevin Hart has resigned as host of the Oscars.  Then, we discuss a Christmas song from the movies that suddenly has a new meaning among SJW types these days before revealing our Top 5 Christmas movies of all time!  Then, we unveil a new segment on our show, "Give Me Genesys", where we talk about how to get Pacific Rim into your Genesys RPG games.  Finally, we discuss Pacific Rim: Uprising and talk about all the things critics have said and underestimated about the film, including host Scott's different perspective of the film after watching it again.  So, get in your cradles, sync up your neural links, and get ready to drift on this jam-packed episode of The Movie Defenders!


  • Old vs. new movie trailers - 3:30
  • Captain Marvel trailer - 18:10
  • Avengers: Endgame trailer - 35:00
  • Kevin Hart resigns as host of Oscars - 46:20
  • Baby, it's cold outside - 58:55
  • Top 5 Christmas movies - 1:18:28
  • Give Me Genesys: Running a Pacific Rim game in Genesys - 1:46:55
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising discussion begins - 2:08:20
  • Why Pacific Rim: Uprising is not a bland, standard sequel - 2:20:05
  • Why so much attention was on main characters - 2:41:12
  • Diverse cast, was it politically motivated? - 2:51:17
  • Was comic relief missing in this sequel? - 2:58:53
  • Character development complaints - 3:09:39
  • Were there moments of tension? - 3:15:15
  • No Kaiju show up until the end - 3:23:31
  • The ending and trilogy status - 3:27:10