Pacific Rim: Uprising
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If you want to turn off your brain and watch a giant mech movie, this is definitely for you!
The first Pacific Rim movie is my favourite movie of all time. I didn't go into this movie wanting to compare it to the first, but just wanting it to have any of the heart and uniqueness from the original film. It had none of it. It is fun. The cast is fun. There are some choices that could be interesting, but don't feel like it. The pacing is typical and too busy. It's completely fine if you want another plain action film, but be aware that that is all that this is. Overall highly disappointed and upset. Definitely watch the first film if you never have before, but don't bother with this one. Maybe they'll be able to redeem it a little if they actually get to make the third one like they want to, but we'll see if that even happens.
The first half of the film setting up the characters’ meager backstories and conflicts is boring. The second half is livelier but dumber, with the kaiju rising yet again from the depths of the Pacific to rampage through some extremely computer-generated cityscapes. There isn’t a single second where anything involving the jaegers or the kaiju looks real.
Some of the most fun in Uprising comes from its elder statesmen, holdovers from Pacific Rim who play for laughs.
Lacking the stylistic flair provided by del Toro in the original, this sequel directed by Steven S. DeKnight (TV's Daredevil and Spartacus) becomes increasingly tiresome in its cliched plotting and characterizations, hackneyed dialogue and numbingly repetitive, visually incoherent action sequences.
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- John Boyega
- Scott Eastwood
- Tian Jing
- Cailee Spaeny
- Rinko Kikuchi
- Burn Gorman
- Adria Arjona
- Charlie Day
- Dustin Clare
- Karan Brar
Did You Know?
- During an interview with Collider in November 2014, Guillermo del Toro stated that Charlie Day's character, Dr. Newton Geiszler, and Burn Gorman's character, Gottlieb, are in the sequel with the respective actors (Day and Gorman) reprising their roles from Pacific Rim (2013) for the sequel. del Toro commented on it, stating, "Yes. It's quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really -- I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing, along with Hannibal Chau, so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Hunnam] in Crimson Peak (2015) for that reason, because I love working with him."
- During the final battle it shows Mount Fuji directly next to Tokyo. In reality Mount Fuji is 130 km away from Tokyo and can easily be overlooked, even on a clear day.
- Jake Pentecost: Fire everything you've got!