Review: Pacific Rim – Uprising

Pacific Rim - Uprising

Pacific Rim – Uprising

Genre: Adventure, Sc-Fi, Action
Duration: 110 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 23-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
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.

Overall Review:
Uprising is is a Sequel of Pacific Rim which was released 2013. It is directed by Steven S. DeKnight, known for series like Angel, Smallville and Daredevil (Season 1). Story is simple: Uprising takes place ater 10 years from the first movie where the world is now free from kaiju threats. But a new generation of Jaeger pilots led by Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and Amara (Cailee Spaeny) soon face new threats involving a rogue Jaeger as well as the return of kaiju. DeKnioght delivers crisp, clear and clean CGI action sequence flick. The special effects are top-notch, while the decision of shooting the robots vs. kaiju and sometimes against a rogue robot in broad daylight allow us to witness the action clearly. The final 20 minutes, where the Jaegers join forces to defeat the kaiju in the middle of the city, is particularly the best of the whole lot which is not to be missed. Pacific Rim sequel is somehow better, smarter and most importantly less obnoxious than its predecessor despite being directed by not so famous director in Hollywood. the movie fails to establish the plot and characters altogether despite of good action sequences and heavy usage of CGI. This is where exactly the sequel falters. The introduction of new characters in the sequel are all surface-level performances. Love triangle subplot between Boyega, Eastwood and Adria Arjona is also less effective. The absence of Idris Elba, who gave a memorable performance as Marshal Stacker Pentecost, is sorely missed in this sequel. This is the kind of movie where you hope you can fast forward to the smackdown sequences and be done with it. Overall, it turns out to be a compelling idea wasted with a poor screenplay and misguided storytelling. If you are not so specific on storyline, this Transformers vs Godzilla style of monster movie delivers feel-good, fun action where you can switch off your brain for 2 hours, and simply enjoy.

PDF Verdict:
Despite its predictability, this ‘ROBOT REBOOT’ is still worth a visit’; thanks to the charisma and outstanding visual effects. (P.S. – Keep your expectations very low.. and you will enjoy. HAVE FUN !!!)

Ratings: 3 on 5
Performance: 3 on 5
Script: 2.5 on 5
Screenplay: 3 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3 on 5

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