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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

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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.

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Steven S. DeKnight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Boyega ... Jake Pentecost
Scott Eastwood ... Nate Lambert
Cailee Spaeny ... Amara Namani
Burn Gorman ... Hermann Gottlieb
Charlie Day ... Dr. Newton Geiszler
Tian Jing ... Liwen Shao (as Jing Tian)
Jin Zhang ... Marshal Quan (as Max Zhang)
Adria Arjona ... Jules Reyes
Rinko Kikuchi ... Mako Mori
Karan Brar ... Cadet Suresh
Wesley Wong ... Cadet Jinhai
Ivanna Sakhno ... Cadet Viktoria
Mackenyu ... Cadet Ryoichi
Lily Ji ... Cadet Meilin
Shyrley Rodriguez ... Cadet Renata
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Storyline

It is 2035, ten years after the Battle of the Breach, in which the inter-dimensional portal created by the Precursors (through which they sent marauding Kaiju) was closed. Former Jaeger pilot Jake Pentecost - son of Battle of the Breach hero Stacker Pentecost - makes a living by stealing and selling Jaeger parts on the black market in the Los Angeles area. After he tracks part of a disabled Jaeger's power core to the secret workshop of fifteen year-old Jaeger enthusiast Amara Namani, both are arrested by the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) after an altercation between Amara's small, single-pilot Jaeger Scrapper and the Police Jaeger November Ajax. A holographic transmission of Jake's adoptive sister and PPDC Secretary General Mako Mori persuades him to return to PPDC as an instructor, with Amara as his recruit..

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Taglines:

The bigger they come, the harder we fight. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language | See all certifications »

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UK | China | Japan | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Russian

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pacific Rim: Uprising See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,800,000 (China), 23 March 2018

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,116,535, 25 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,185,715, 17 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$290,061,297, 30 May 2018
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Steven S. DeKnight's first blockbuster movie as director after writing and directing several television show episodes, such as Daredevil and Smallville. See more »

Goofs

With the final boost into the atmosphere, the pilots are warned that Gypsy Avenger could burn up on re-entry. Then Jaeger is shown burning up, however, even with a hole through the visor, the two pilots remain unaffected. See more »

Quotes

Jake Pentecost: Don't mess with my toppings, man.
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There is a short scene with John Boyega and Charlie Day's characters before the credits See more »

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References Godzilla (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy Yo
Written by Wizkid (as Ayodeji Balogun) and Andrew Hershey
Performed by Wizkid (as WizKid)
Courtesy of Starboy/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Spectacular Visuals, Disappointing Story, I Still Enjoyed It
23 March 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

I enjoyed it because I didn't go in expecting thought provoking cinema like 8 1/2 or 2001: A Space Odyssey. I knew this simply would be a meditation in spectacular action sequences, and in that aspect I enjoyed it. The beginning is slow and I found myself waiting for the cliched (will discuss in second paragraph) story to be over so I could enjoy the amazing action battles. And the massive action scenes were very enjoyable, entire cities destroyed, bad ass robots fighting giant alien creatures while smashing into skyscrapers. I enjoyed all of that thoroughly and the last half of the film was chock full of visually pleasing action. But nearly everything other than that was either average, sup-par, or cliched.

So for the story, many aspects half been done before and now have become cliches. Son of the greatest fighter also shows much potential but gets kicked out for being a maverick, only to return wen the agency needs a maverick, and will he live up to his fathers ultimate service. I've seen this over and over again and felt no interest in the framing story. The acting was a combination of averagely good acting combined with some not so good acting. For the most part acting was average with a couple good performances and a couple of pretty bad performances. I also found some of the plot lines/points to be unnecessary but I won't reveal them because they are spoilers.

All in all, if you enjoyed the first, you will enjoy this one.


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