Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Jake Pentecost is 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 cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father’s legacy. – Universal Pictures

Pacific Rim: Uprising is the follow-up sequel to Pacific Rim. The film was directed and written by Steven S. DeKnight along with Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin.

I don’t really remember all that much about the first one, except that I liked it and that Charlie from Always Sunny was in it. Giant robots fighting giant monsters, what’s not to like? I certainly wasn’t on the edge of my seat waiting for a sequel but I wasn’t going to say no to one. I had very little expectations for Pacific Rim: Uprising but the trailers looked good enough and I like John Boyega so, I went for it. I was rewarded with my optimism because Uprising was a total blast.

The plot of Uprising is a bit bananas but come on, it’s a world were they believed the rational decision to stop giant alien monsters was to build giant mech suits controlled by two or more people that have get into each other’s heads. So, if you probably look into the plot you’ll find more holes than there are breaches in the pacific rim but seriously don’t be a dick just have some fun with this.

The visuals looked very good, good enough that you’d believe giant monsters and robots were real. The design of the Jaegers were badass, all looking cool as hell with different weapons and the kaiju were just as badass and super bizarre looking. And there’s totally a super cool Voltron moment. Like you’d expect, Pacific Rim: Uprising is a good-looking film.

John Boyega absolutely stole the show, he is great as Finn in Star Wars but wow, he is so charming and his accent is music to my ears. He needs to be a leading man more, he has quips, the hero look and a great haircut. People have been fan casting him as Blade and now I’m 100% down for that. Scott Eastwood is in this too and he’s good, he’s definitely not his dad but he seemed like he was having way more fun than when he’s in the Fast & Furious movies. Like I said up top, Charlie Day was in the first movie and he is back for Uprising. This time he is basically playing a genius version of his character from Always Sunny, I’m not sure if everything he said was supposed to be funny but most of it killed me. Cailee Paeny was another bright spot in the films cast. Her charmed rivaled John Boyega. She has a bright future ahead of her.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a very well-acted and fun movie about robots fight inter-dimensional aliens. See this movie just to watch John Boyega crush it, stay for the robots with laser swords.

I give Pacific Rim: Uprising a 7.5 out of 10, would watch again.

“Don’t question me about my toppings, man.” Or something along those lines.

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