Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Pacific Rim: Uprising

John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day and Cailee Spaeny star in the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 sci-fi monster movie, Pacific Rim.

It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.

2018Rating: M, Science fiction violence111 minsUSA
ActionScience FictionBlockbuster
88%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Paint-by-numbers approach to franchise construction, replete with a formulaic promise of future installments that, on the basis of this entry, feels mostly like wishful thinking.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Respectable. Boyega adds real bounce and DeKnight delivers spectacle, even if the plot doesn't strain too far from the original's crash-bang formula.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film in general moves at a sleeker pace, with more of an actual plot to match the shiny visuals. It's strange given that Del Toro, a newly minted Oscar-winning director, couldn't make a more entertaining film than Uprising's Steven S DeKnight,

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Face-offs in Siberia and finally on the slopes of Mt. Fuji provide some welcome relief from the sameness of modern cities, the snow and ice adding an appealing new degree of difficulty to the same old fight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The sequel is an improvement on its predecessor in at least one respect: Its running time is twenty minutes shorter. Not that you feel it.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

If you enjoyed 2013's Pacific Rim but secretly wished it was more like a vapid Transformers sequel, then you'll love Pacific Rim Uprising.

0

It's dull, cringy and lacklustre; with its mediocre CGI-heavy action and monotone characters.

1.0
0

just another action movie, robots fighting monsters much the same as the first pacific rim, although this one feels like it is more forced, 2 stars go if you just want to watch some action scenes but don't expect too much

2.0
0

Pacific Rim: Uprising had amazing potential to be a fun, visually impressive and thoroughly enjoyable ride. Unfortunately it fails to deliver in nearly every aspect it should. It plays out like an animated tv series for kids, completely discarding the darkish but fun tone that made its predecessor so great to watch. It tries to go bigger but it completely...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Paint-by-numbers approach to franchise construction, replete with a formulaic promise of future installments that, on the basis of this entry, feels mostly like wishful thinking.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Respectable. Boyega adds real bounce and DeKnight delivers spectacle, even if the plot doesn't strain too far from the original's crash-bang formula.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film in general moves at a sleeker pace, with more of an actual plot to match the shiny visuals. It's strange given that Del Toro, a newly minted Oscar-winning director, couldn't make a more entertaining film than Uprising's Steven S DeKnight,

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Face-offs in Siberia and finally on the slopes of Mt. Fuji provide some welcome relief from the sameness of modern cities, the snow and ice adding an appealing new degree of difficulty to the same old fight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The sequel is an improvement on its predecessor in at least one respect: Its running time is twenty minutes shorter. Not that you feel it.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

If you enjoyed 2013's Pacific Rim but secretly wished it was more like a vapid Transformers sequel, then you'll love Pacific Rim Uprising.

0

It's dull, cringy and lacklustre; with its mediocre CGI-heavy action and monotone characters.

1.0
0

just another action movie, robots fighting monsters much the same as the first pacific rim, although this one feels like it is more forced, 2 stars go if you just want to watch some action scenes but don't expect too much

2.0
0

Pacific Rim: Uprising had amazing potential to be a fun, visually impressive and thoroughly enjoyable ride. Unfortunately it fails to deliver in nearly every aspect it should. It plays out like an animated tv series for kids, completely discarding the darkish but fun tone that made its predecessor so great to watch. It tries to go bigger but it completely...

1.0
0