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Pacific Rim 2: Uprising (2018)

Pacific Rim 2: Uprising (2018)


John Boyega
Scott Eastwood
Jing Tian
Cailee Spaeny

Directed by Steven S. Deknight

The first question will be, how great was the first Pacific Rim (2013) movie?
I recall it coming out during the time of remakes and superhero movies. There was nothing unique happening in the box office so the first Pacific Rim movie which was directed by Guillermo del Toro was it, the new thing and I for one didn’t like it.
I now have a different view and respect for the first Pacific Rim (2013) movie as this second one, released five years after the first, is worse.

This movie just packs into it a long take off time and a delayed middle to give us an ending that was so silly and nonproductive that, I feel so sorry for the people who had to sit through this with me.
What did this movie had to offer?
The answer to that will be nothing. The movie had nothing to give in excitement, ingenuity or even acting. They tried to do some hero not get a girl thing in the movie, by changing the ending to a cliché tale. We all know the tale of guy leaves the force to go enjoy his life, he is back in and his partner is upset with him. Then there is a girl, they now decided to spice that up by not letting the lead get her in the end.


The movie is so predictable, I wished I could just skip though some parts, it was easy to guess how some events were going to be, or the sex of some characters before they are even shown.
Ok, remember the first movie and how it ended?
Well, some additional things have happened, and this movie beginning fills you in. Then the movie introduces the lead a former Jaeger pilot called Jake (John Boyega) who now spends his day stealing Jaeger parts and selling it on the Black Market.
Based on some series of events, which I will not like to spoil for you he met a young girl, and both were caught as they attempted to get away from a yard, after stealing some Jaeger tech.
To not end up in jail, they were drafted into the Jaeger squad he told to get back into his pilot uniform and she sent to be a cadet.

Things started to go crazy as a company called Shao Corporations are creating hybrid drones of Kaiju-Jaeger machines, which they plan on releasing to end the who Jaeger double pilot program.
Things get out of hand when the drones started having a mind of their own and refuse to listen to commands and were trying to kill the pilots and cadets of the Jaeger program.
Further investigations later revealed that the problem was man made, and a human is behind this.

This new addition ended with links created to a third movie. The first movie didn’t do so well in the box office and this directorial debut of Steven S DeKnight, well seems to have not broken even in the box office.

The movie did have the much fun you can have when it came to Kaiju vs Jaeger, but to me this franchise needs to have not spawn a second part, not to mention of the hopes the makers were having that it will lead to a third one.
Do save yourself the trouble.


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