Pacific Rim Uprising

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  111 min.
In theatres: March 23, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: June 19, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.28
based on 112 votes and 27 reviews
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Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, Levi Meaden


The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

Rebellious Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.  As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Mary Parent, Guillermo del Toro, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Cale Boyter, John Boyega, Femi Oguns
Screenplay: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin
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  • 4 stars "Great film for people who love Godzilla and are disappointed by recent offerings. Great action,plot,chemistry."
  • 4 stars "We went today, we are seniors and got a big kick out of this movie. We enjoyed the plot, which surprised us. We were expecting minimum plot and all special effects. We loved the special effects. The casting and acting was fine. Would have given it 5 stars, but the dialogue was frequently 'muddy' and delivered too fast to really understand. Occasional captions helped....the whole thing needs captions. Yes, the theater volume was turned up plenty high, and yes we have very good hearing. The audio of the actors lines was poorly recorded. Visual was excellent. Plot had some interesting twists. Our favorite character actor was the scientist with the cane."
  • 1 star "Acting was the worst. 2nd was no soundtrack. Looks like a movie that would of came out 8 years ago."