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Pacific Rim: Uprising - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "Mind-Numbing Entertainment!"

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight and starring John Boyega in the lead role, Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to 2013 hit science-fiction film, Pacific Rim which was directed by the recent Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro. 

Ten years after the Battle of the Breach, while the world is still slowly recovering from the nightmare, the PPDC (Pan-Pacific Defence Corps) is coerced by a proposal from the Shao Corporations to replace the traditional Jaegers with a drone program which offers to produce remote controlled Jaegers for the entire world. While waiting for a final assessment to determine the authorization of the drones at a PPDC council meeting, a new threat emerges from beneath the sea and wrecks havoc on the entire city which induces the PPDC to take charge and eliminate the unknown threat expeditiously.

So, let's kick off with the positives, before walking into this movie, my expectations were plain and simple, I wanted to see giant robots fight giant monsters and did the film deliver on that level? Yes! It certainly did! The action sequences in the film looked grandiose and DeKnight made sure that they're terrifically executed. The fight scenes between the Jaegers and Kaijus were mesmerizing to watch when compared to Michael Bay's Transformers and are broadly entertaining.

John Boyega, the lead, and the producer of the film was fantastic as the main protagonist, his alluring on-screen charisma, the ability to light up his character should be appreciated as he is one of the bright spots in the entire movie. Also, the visual effects looked awe-inspiring, I'm sure that 80% of the film was shot with a green screen behind and it transformed really well on the big screen.

Although I didn't expect much, they're a few negatives in the film that I should discuss. The storyline, characters, dialogue and the overall writing of the film is a giant letdown. Few lines were cheesy and predictable because the plot is utterly generic and lackluster. Almost all the characters in the film excluding Boyega and Cailee were under-developed, easily forgettable and were overall wasted throughout the runtime which was a bummer.

Nevertheless, Pacific Rim: Uprising suffers from its weak writing problems but ultimately entertains as an overall film, If you're looking for few well-shot and impressive action sequences then I recommend you to watch this film as its a fun-popcorn theatre experience.

My Rating - 2.75/5 | Grade - C+ (It Deserves Your Attention for a While!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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