I had such reservations about seeing the first Pacific Rim. Big giant robot movie? Haven’t we seen that go badly before? The reason it worked was Guillermo del Toro at the helm. He puts such care and love into everything he does, and it comes thru as a well thought out film with incredible attention to detail. Now that we’ve got another Pacific Rim and del Toro is not at the helm, some of those same reservations started to return.
It’s now ten years after the jaeger robots have taken out the big bad kaiju monsters. While some of the world has moved on, others are preparing for their inevitable return. There’s new troops of cadets learning to pilot jaegers as well as new drone tech that would eliminate the need for such specialized pilots. Then a mysterious giant robot appears…
Let’s be real, this isn’t up to the standard that del Toro set with the first film, but it’s not too far off. The technology and effects are beautiful, the cast is strong, the story is okay (def reminded me of the film version of Ender’s Game). Basically it felt like a summer blockbuster type movie, but maybe a slightly cheaper version. It would have totally gotten buried if it were released in the summer, but it’s a nice teaser easing into the season.
Pacific Rim: Uprising – \m/ \m/ \m/