- Release Date : 23/03/2018
- Genre : Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
- Cast : Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Cailee Spaeny
- Director : Steven S. Deknight
- Duration : 1 hour, 50 minutes
- Language : English
Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, released in 2013 which took the critics by a surprise. Now its sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, is a fairly good follow-up directed by Steven DeKnight in his directorial debut. The brief plot of the first edition is that the planet is attacked by monsters named Kaijus, so the world needs the help of giant robots, named Jaegers. These robots are controlled by two pilots, whose minds need to be “in sync” in order to control these extremely large machine.
The sequel is set 10 years after the battle, where his son, Jake Pentecost (Jake Boyega), is not like his father Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) at all. He is a thief and makes a living by selling giant robot parts on the black market. Before he knows it, he and another fellow street tyke Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny) get involved with the cops for their criminal activity revolving Jaegers (giant robots). They are then given a choice by the authorities to either go to prison, or use their skills to train and get trained at the Pan-Pacific Defence Corps which is the in charge of the Jaegers.
The second edition, Uprising is a brighter, louder, and for the lack of a better word, more dumbed down version of the first movie. However, it doesn’t deliver in terms of sheer density of imagination, it more than makes up for in pure spectacle. The film makes for a great one-time watch. All action fans, this would be a good movie to catch this weekend.