An Action Movie Review
I love movies like Pacific Rim for one reason. The impossibilities are endless! I grew up on movie like Godzilla and all renditions of, Shogun Warriors, old Kung Fu flicks and more. This movie series fits right in for me. Not only that, it allows me to share the loves of mechs, kaiju and other monsters with my son. Friday, we saw Pacific Rim: Uprising; did we walk away just as happy as when we watched the dreamy Idris Elba and hunky Charlie Hunnam?
Let me just get this outta the way first... (Spoiler Alert!)
Okay, before I talk about how fun and visually amazing this movie is, I have to say this. I must let it go, because it ate at me for the entire freaking movie! How in the world was Jake Pentecost Stacker's son? I don't remember the mention of family before Mako was adopted. There was no son in the movie. And then, Jake and Mako were like, practically the same age, yet she's the older sister. Well, Stacker died while Mako was in the academy so.... yeah- I need some clarification on that one. Can anyone answer that one?
Now I do know that the Pacific Rim story is closely similar to the Japanimation saga Neon Genesis Evangelion. It's not a copy or movie rendition, just close in story. But not. This follow up to the 2013 blockbuster comes back with a new reason for fighting. The story is good and the action is fast-paced, but I figured out what was going to happen! I just had the wrong person as the culprit. Think how pleasantly pleased I was to see I'd fingered the wrong villain! No really, I like being wrong.
Pacific Rim: Uprising was good. Very good. So good, I'll purchase it, as I already own the first one. I just loved the action- especially with the moves of Saber Athena! She rocked the show. The Mark-6 Jaegers were top-notch technology, but after the world felt the Kaiju were no longer a threat, they stopped making them. Then a Chinese corporation took over, thinking drones are the way to go. After that, I can say no more without giving away vital information and I've already said too much!
So PR:Uprising was fun. It's not as big as the first, and I'm sure there will be a third, but if you are into these sort of movies, you're going to love it.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Screenplay by Steven S. DeKnight, T. S. Nowlin, Kira Snyder and Emily Carmichael
Produced by John Boyega, Guillermo del Toro, Thomas Tull, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent and Jon Jashni
Starred John Boyega, Jing Tian, Scott Eastwood, Rino Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Adria Arjona and Burn Gorman
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