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Pacific Rim: Uprising (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Pacific Rim: Uprising
Year: 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Directed By: Steven S. DeKnight
Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny
About: Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BAhwgjMvnM

My Review:
Having seen and enjoyed the first Pacific Rim movie I thought I would give the second one a watch for the first time.

I thought that it was good how they showed that a teenager was able to build a Jaeger by herself just by being a junker and one that works really well. By doing this even though she was so young it helped to highlight how talented she was and that she was a good pilot for them as well. I did think the small one in which she made was also pretty cool with what it was able to operate. Showing how Jake also didn't want to be a Jaeger pilot due to his dad and feeling he would never make him proud I thought was something which showed how people run away from things in which could bring them pain. However, seeing his character develop into the soldier in which he was meant to be and how dedicated he was really showed how someone can get passion for something in which they didn't think they would and still do their parents proud even if they weren't able to when they were alive. Showing how the Kaiju were trying to get to an active volcano because of the effects it had on them which would destroy the planet was something I thought brought new light to them and made them seem a lot more dangerous than they had in the first movie. Along with this the fighting with the Jaegers and the Kaiju was something I thought was well done and made me really enjoy watching this as the action scenes were done well and didn't just focus on one person but instead a few of the Jaegers and how they were all different.

However, this movie did have some down points for me as well. I did find that having the subtitles in yellow did make it harder to read them and that they disappeared too fast which did make me not know what they were saying all of the time when they weren't speaking English. Not only this but I thought they didn't add enough character development with some of the characters such as the girl who made her own Jaeger and with Newton getting taken over by the Kaiju which they didn't really do anything with which did upset me, however with the ending saying that they weren't going to stop coming I hope that means they will delve deeper into his character. By also not showing much with the small Jaeger in which the girl made I feel that they could have done more with this as it only appeared in the last moment and helped to save the day but I thought there was a lot more uses they could have had for it than they used it for. Not only this but I felt like this movie was rushed and came across that way to me which does make this film rather forgettable.

Overall, I do think that this is a decent sequel to the Pacific Rim movie but one that I wish wasn't so rushed and gave more depth to it. This does have great action in it however! I would recommend this movie to those who are looking for an action movie with a sci-fi element to it. This is a film I would see again.

My Rating: 3/5 


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