Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Year of Release: 2018

Genre: Science Fiction

Related to/Remake of: Pacific Rim

Directed By: Steven S. DeKnight

Music By: Lorne Balfe

Starring: John Boyega (as Jake Pentecost), Scott Eastwood (as Nate Lambert),

Basic Plot: Taking place ten years after the first film, mankind is rebuilding after sealing the breach that unleashed the Kaiju.  The son of one of the heroes of the last battle finds himself training new Jaeger cadets, when a different threat emerges with ties to the past.

Rating (Out of 4): 2

Pros: The fight scenes between Jaegers versus Kaiju and Jaegers versus Jaegers are pretty awesome…

Cons: …but there aren’t nearly enough of them.  Lame one-liners abound, and, much like the Transformers: The Last Night movie, the addition of a plucky kid character is more irritating than interesting.