The apparent end was just the beginning…
The destructive battle with the Kaiju belongs clearly to the past and the peaceful world seems to be slowly recovering from this incident. But what if this attack was only a foreplay and the alien monsters will return in one day? Pacific Rim: Uprising tells the story of the return of the Kaiju, but now they are stronger than ever.
Indeed, there were developed some new technologies and improved jaegers after the last battle. Liwen Shao and Dr. Newt Geiszler developed new drone robots. The drone program consists of jaeger technology with cloned Kaiju cells. Nevertheless, no one expected that the monsters would come so early. And, that they would become so strong.
The heroes like Stacker Pentecost laid their lives for the first victory. Hence, all that the survivors have, is a hope for the young generation. However, the young warriros have to prove if they are as good and brave as their parents.
PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING. WITH NEW FORCES IN A NEW BATTLE!
Are people ready to regain the Kaiju’s power again? Will the new generation be able to fight harder than their ancestors?
As usual, there are many contradictions and disputes between the young jaeger-pilots of the Pacific Rim. But in front of the big enemy they unite into a well-organized whole. So, it does not matter where you come from or what training you have completed. In that case the characters have one chance to stand up for oneself and the whole planet. Otherwise, the Kaiju wipe out all life on earth and terraform the planet for their colonization.
USE THE LAST CHANCE
John Boyega (Star Wars, Detroit) plays the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot. He’s known for his famous father. But in contrast with him, he’s a simple guy that slips slowly into criminal actions. His adoptive sister Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi, Babel) is the leader of a new generation of pilots. Them grew up during the Kaiju war. Mako offers Jake one last chance to follow the footsteps of his father in the worldwide uprising against the forces of destruction.
During Pacific Rim: Uprising, Jake has to come to an agreement with the talented and belligerent pilot Lambert (Scott Eastwood). He doesn’t want to accept Jake and Amara (Cailee Spaeny). However, the 15-year-old hacker is a strong young heroine, very skilled and familiar with robot’s constructions. But since Amara grew up in the street, nobody wants to see her as a jaeger pilot, specially for the Pacific Rim.
THE NEW GENERATION BATTLE
Based on the fantastic visionary world of the first film, Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Wather, Pan’s Labyrinth) and Travis Beacham (Battle of the Titans, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) presents the latest generation battleground: new jaeger and new Kaiju. Pacific Rim: Uprising is a modern state-of-the-art spectacle, which is, furthermore, especially good suitable for watching on the big screen.
A POINT OF VIEW
The huge skyscrapers and infrastructure of the great Tokyo seem to be little toys in this fight, where the big monsters can cruelly crash them just with one finger. In Pacific Rim: Uprising the audience can observe the fight from different perspectives.
We see the big Kaiju and robots from the outside: from the perspective of the human and above from the bird’s eye view. At the same time Pacific Rim: Uprising provides the robot’s insight. The film shows us, how the protagonisits control them from within.
There is a lot of action as well as visual effects. They are relatively well balanced with the real images. However, despite qualitative images and numerous action scenes, Pacific Rim: Uprising presents a lack of tension and surprise.
Since the Transformers series we are used to these kind of movies. So, we could possibly expecting something new and exciting.
Thus, you shouldn’t expect too much new. Probably, you could be disappointed when you expect surprisingly exciting fight scenes.
On the one hand, there is a continuation of the first story with the new faces and action. On the other hand, Pacific Rim: Uprising confronts us with the usual story patterns.
Pacific Rim: Uprising brings nothing real new. However, it’s an entertaining movie that makes fun to watch on the big screen, especially in 3D. The VALEUR ranking is: 5/10.
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Text: Polina Kheifets, Maria José Rosales