The Daily Dot summarizes some Tumblr conversation about Pacific Rim and the Bechdel Test, which it fails in spectacular fashion. The most interesting bit is a proposed complement to the Bechdel Test:
The Mako Mori test is passed if the movie has: a) at least one female character; b) who gets her own narrative arc; c) that is not about supporting a man’s story. I think this is about as indicative of “feminism” (that is, minimally indicative, a pretty low bar) as the Bechdel test. It is a pretty basic test for the representation of women, as is the Bechdel test. It does not make a movie automatically feminist.
It's a neat idea, though I doubt it will ever get the same kind of traction as the Bechdel Test. I like it because it's about the character having an important role to play, where the Bechdel Test is just a basic check for representation.