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Film: Pacific Rim: Uprising Starring: John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi Burn Grorman, Cailee Spaeny, Scott Eastwood,

Charlie Day, Karan Brar Director: Steven Deknight Review: Mark 4d Rating: 3X's out of 5X's The highly anticipated sequel that no one expected has finally arrived. Ladies and gentlemen, we're talking about Pacific Rim: Uprising, but sorry moviegoers, this one is for the die-hard fans of the franchise. One could say, even with a simple plot mixed with flashy action, casual moviegoers may not follow this one all the way through for a lot of it is tightly tied to the original film. You may want to brush up on the first one before heading into this one. Director Steven S. Deknight takes over where former director and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro left off, following the son of #StackerPentecost, Jake Pentecost, who reunites with familiar face, #MakoMori, to lead a new generation of the Jaeger Pilots. This film plays like a badass action film gone Disney.

Not that that's a bad thing, but it appears to want to build a franchise towards a much younger audience than its predecessor. #JohnBoyega, a new face to the Pacific Rim franchise, seems to be there on purpose as a strategic marketing strategy. Nevertheless, Pacific Rim: Uprising brings the energy and flawless visuals you go in expecting and drops a few surprises to keep you engaged but where the movie stops at average is its underused cast of fresh faces who bring so much more to its plot. Support, stand out, and newcomer #CaileeSpaeny holds her own without a question. #Charlieday also reprises his role and then there are a few cast surprised that keep this project memorable. But the big bad is that Pacific Rim: Uprising is just downright predictable. We want to love it more but without its predecessor, it would just be average. So, see this film if you are a fan of this franchise and you must have more.


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