Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)


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. (IMDb)
For a big action sci-fi, the robot vs. monster scenes are probably actually the worst part thanks to lackluster CGI and repetitive fights. Normally this would be fatal for a film of this ilk, but the plot, while not amazing, has its moments (see the effective opening world set-up, sinister Shao Corp. and twist), and I actually liked the character work this time around: Boyega’s engaging central turn makes for a likable lead and wild-eyed Newt and newbie Amara are notable supporting characters.
6.5/10 (Alright)

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