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Pacific Rim Uprising

23 Mar, 2018
1 hrs 50 mins
24,863 votes
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The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous "Kaiju". Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father's legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori -- who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara, as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
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Verdict: A fair effort on the follow-up, it's enough to impress the fans of the original. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim released in 2013 to surprise its critics. The sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, is a fairly good follow-up directed by Steven DeKnight in his directorial debut. It was also written by him and []... ...Read full review
This Pacific Rim sequel doesn`t quite get the sense of fun and enthusiasm for child-centred excitement right. Craft-wise, it`s bigger and gets onto a new high just working up clanging monotony with it`s monsters-versus-biomechanical premise. The imagery is good enough with size escalating into gigantic levels with the Monsters emerging from hidden location all across the globe in digital precision and fury, cratering streets, brushing aside skyscrapers and literally climbing up Mount Vesuvius in this largely garbled effort to size-up the monstrosities. ...Read full review
A brighter, louder and more dumbed down sequel to Guillermo del Toros original. At the very least, its better than the last couple of Transformers movies. There are moments in which Uprising flirts briefly with the more wonkier aspects of del Toros original, but Steven S DeKnight - whom youd maybe know from his work on Marvels Daredevil and Spartacus - wisely recognises that his strengths lie not in the cerebral (how ironic, given thats how Jaegers work) but in throwing everything hes got onto the screen and not worrying about what sticks and what falls. His direction is strangely jittery, and as a result, the film is paced like an episode of TV, jumping from one moment to the next almost as if DeKnight had been ordered to stick to a time limit. ...Read full review
Pacific Rim is not a film you ever sensed was aching for a sequel. In the summer of 2013, Guillermo del Toros Brobdingnagian smorgasbord of monsters and machines was a complete gourmet meal of retro wonderment, rustled up from old rubber creature features and Japanese mecha anime with Michelin-level expertise. But it was only the films sizeable box-office haul in China that took it into profit so you could choose to read this China-centric follow-up, with its crossover casting and entire scenes in Mandarin, as either a cold-blooded business manoeuvre or just a generous way of saying thanks. ...Read full review
The Pacific Ring of Fire is called so for the near continuous volcanic activity in this oceanic belt, lining continents from South America to East Asia. But really, the active and dormant volcanoes located here, adding up to more than two-thirds of the Earth, would perhaps be stunned into silence by the sheer destruction wrought by Pacific Rim Uprising, that flaunts its wares in the same waters. Guillermo del Toro, still enjoying his Oscar, has to take some blame for this metal-on-metal havoc, which he helmed the first time around as director (Pacific Rim, 2013) and now shepherds as producer. ...Read full review
Picking up a decade after the events of its predecessor, Pacific Rim: Uprising starts off with an intriguing angle to explore life after a near global catastrophe. But it soon reverts to the old threats, as the Kaiju return to wreak havoc. There are more than a few new recruits this time around: Cailee Spaenys Amara Namani is a valuable addition and seems to be a promising young talent to watch out for. This cant be said about Scott Eastwood who plays a guy so reminiscent of his father Clint Eastwood; you almost hope its a joke. It also doesnt help that Nate Lambert has little to no chemistry with his co-pilot Jake Pentecost. ...Read full review
The original Pacific Rim was a cause for a celebration because it offered us good, clean, giant crowd-pleasing action without the irritating trappings of the Transformers movies. It comes as no surprise, really, that the sequel isnt as exciting as the first movie, despite being fairly serviceable popcorn entertainment. Without Guillermo Del Toro at the helm this was never going to live up to the originals package of cheesy but fun surprises. ...Read full review
Im one of those who thoroughly enjoyed the first Pacific Rim movie from 2013. In the hands of Guillermo del Toro, that giant robots-versus-giant sea monsters smackdown was an undeniably entertaining affair a blockbuster with personality, an action movie with gravitas. Its taken five years for them to make a sequel, but Pacific Rim Uprising has neither del Toro in the drivers eat, nor much by way of originality, flair, or that giddy sense of fun he brought to the previous film. ...Read full review