Reviews for Pacific Rim: Uprising ( ) 720p

IMDB: 5.9 / 10

I should stick to my plan not to watch sequels anymore.

It does not matter who your parents are,where you came from,who believed in youand who didn't.We are a family now, and we are earth's last defense.

What amazed me the most was the fact that I couldn't remember much of "Pacific Rim", even though I thought it was an original-looking film years ago. No worries. Little by little everything is explained again in such a way that I partially knew it again. And even though "Pacific Rim" wasn't high-quality cinema and simply a very expensive monster film with superb looking computer-generated images, the film impressed me at the time. "Pacific Rim" was brainless amusement with a high entertainment value. This sequel is simply a duplicate with other main characters in identical Jaegers. But it's so irritating and annoying mostly. I was hoping this time the Kaiju's took control and destroyed planet earth. That way we don't need to be afraid of a possible sequel in the future.

Since the design and subject are identical to that of the initial film, one could say that it's thanks to Guillermo Del Toro the first film was kind of a success. But that's a bit simplistic to state, in my opinion. I rather think there are several factors that ensure that you can't really call this a successful film. This time the entire Jaeger program shifts from a mature world to that of teenagers. We end up in a cadet school where young people are trained to become Jaeger pilots. A bit like in "Ender's game" but now it's not in space. And of course, there's one of the cadets who can't stand the newcomer Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny) and believes she doesn't belong there. And who will be the hero in the end? Yep, not hard to guess. Anyway, it all feels a bit like a kindergarten. The Goonies in giant robots who save the world. Haven't we seen that before?

Also, the acting wasn't something to get enthusiastic about. Cailee Spaeny was acceptable with her youthful enthusiasm and rebellious behavior. John Boyega sometimes played the indifferent Jake with reluctance. Scott Eastwood was again suitable for the character Nate. And not only because of that creepy resemblance to his famous father. But the acting by Burn Gorman, Charlie Day and Tian Jing was at times simply bad. Bad enough to make me squirm.

Only the graphical part remains. Just like the 2013 film, it's a visual spectacle. And just like the acting, there are also ups-and-downs here. It's fun to see huge robots and enormous monsters smashing into one another. But to be honest, it's the same old thing as in the previous movie. And the final battle in a Japanese city close to "Mount Fuji" just looked ugly. It wasn't as if this clash of the titans took place in between blocks of flats made from cardboard. Just like in those ancient Godzilla films. But it's a close call. The duel on the ice, on the other hand, looked extremely great. A computer-graphic masterpiece.

Do you like to watch huge robots and by extraterrestrial created monsters battle each other? Then I guess this film is right up your alley. Have you seen "Pacific Rim" years ago? Then you can safely skip this one because you won't be seeing something really new here. To be honest, I sometimes had the feeling that I was watching a modern version of the Power Rangers. Only the creatures who emerged from another dimension resembled those that the Power Rangers fought against a long time ago. Ridiculously long time ago.

Beyond a Joke, sequel destroys the first movie

What a joke, they made pacific rim into a kids movie. It looks like it was released for the school holidays for children. Completely destroys the first movie. This movie is set in an entirely different universe. Suddenly CHILDREN are fighting Kaiju's? Wtf! This is a kids movie make no mistake. Was so bad I turned it off half way through.

Another "Brats saving the world" film.

Of course, adults are incompetent at doing anything to save the world, so the tweens must do it alone. Heard this plot line before? A thousand times? Of course you have. It's not any better this time.

You're not missing anything of substance by skipping this one. Just stick to the original and stay happy.

Liberalism strikes again

Movie's so bad; reminds me of Spiderman homecoming, completely lackluster with a forced ethnically diverse cast. No real variety or action, looks like a kids movie with bad acting and worthless script.

Real disappointment....

I have been waiting for this one for quite some time, but what a disappointment ... this film is for kids, all actors are kids.


Just the other day i saw the first movie and what a difference between them.the first one had depth, the characters were someone to relate to. I had high hopes for the sequel but i was disappointed. The actors are young very young and it shows on the acting skills and the characters they portrays. (what no adaults agreed to play in the movie?). i'm sorry to say the eastwood jr. is just a preaty face and does'nt have to presence like his fathers. and what with all those Japanese walking around? why don't French, Germens, Israelis?and that Shao lady, by talking english and dissolving the hair and playing 'rambo' you're not making you're performence better. To sum everything up the movie is a waste of time I hope the director will learm from his mistake and the third movie will be better.


Terrible story! Woeful acting! This coming from a viewer that can usually put a positive spin on a lot of mediocre movies. This has no redeeming qualities and the plot hole are bigger than the final monster. Just watch the first one again, or Transformers, or Rampage if you want to see big robots and monsters fighting.

Rim an butt

If you watched the first one then you will hate this one. Trash

Disappointing. Just like The Force Awakens.

A big disappointment. The same huge let-down feeling I had after seeing "The Force Awakens." Speaking of which, this movie is curiously similar to that one in many ways.

Dumb storyline.

Uninteresting characters.

The CGI and 3D effects were not near as good as the original. Most all the battle scenes take place in bright daylight (lit way too bright also) which really subdued the visual impact.

Absolutely mind numbing

The good things I have to say about this movie: Plenty of good seats were available. And it passed pretty quick for a near two hour length. Best of all, you can completely shut down your brain for the entire time. There is nothing that requires focus, knowledge, or any coherence at all. The characters in Showgirls had more depth. And there are so many explosions and loud sound effects that no one will even notice when you crack open a can of beer in the theater.

If your looking for Hamlet look somewhere else. If you want to have fun looking at giant robots fighting giant monsters look no further.

Giant Mechs fighting is what this movie is about. It's like the first one. If your some highbrow movie critic o is looking to leave the theater a better person because you watched a movie that enlightened you look somewhere else.


Four talking points.

Overall.This movie belongs to a recent born herd of movies who are embedded, almost drowned in all the references and quotes that, in the writers' mind, should make the spectators squirm in uncontrolled happiness. That may work if the story can hold the movie together, and that's just not the case.The number of this movies is increasing and it's a worrying thing.

Pacific Rim : Uprising unceremoniously throws you in a Episode VIII-ish carousel of ill-placed, badly executed references from the previous movie. The poor writing lets boredom seep into the movie through planet-sized plot holes that quite admirably manage to furrow in disbelieving thought even the dumbest kid's brow.A lacklustre CGI, along with a annoying cinematography, a truly forgettable soundtrack and a horrific screenplay contribute to create a completely obscene movie, which is so boring that watching the grass grow for the rest of your life would seem a far more palatable activity than give this movie a second chance.

Pacific Rim : Uprising is a collage of dull scenes quite badly glued together, a movie which is tragically deprived of whatsoever emotional impact. A twelve hour straight Pac-man gameplay can create more hype and has a far stronger emotional impact than this movie.

A total disappointment.


Pacific Rim's CGI was truly something. It admirably managed to convey the power, the bulkiness and the mechanical presence of the robots, the raw power of every hit, the slightest nuances of any movement made by a giant robot that was driven by humans. It was a rare jewel.In Uprising the CGI is disappointing. Lacklustre, cheap and badly melded with the rest of the scene. There are no more three-dimensional, giant robots made of moving, bruised iron plates, or solid, bulky steel giant mechas with a weight, or some realistic, a bit sluggish movements.

They look like toys, their parts, gears and plates plain and stiff, barely moving. Robots are light, unrealistically quick and agile models. The design of the robots is pretty lazy and uninspired, and really reminds me of some cheap plastic robot action figures.Their textures are also quite cheap.This gets a little better with the Kaijus, they are honestly cool.


The dark, ominous tones of the first movie completely disappear. While this is not an intrinsically bad thing, it contributes to create a blindingly white, overall fake, aseptic scenery, that while it's understandable given the setting of this movie, in my opinion is irritating.The already excessive holographic colour fest of the Jaegers' HUDs of the first movie is unnecessarily amplified here, it almost gave me an headache. Truly bothersome.

Storytelling.Here we go.The lack of chemistry between the characters, due to a criminally low level of writing, is the true common thread of the movie. The characters are dull, their backstories already heard in every action movie released so far.Their development in the movie is either non-existent or plainly wrong.The human reactions are somewhat odd, not quite believable.Funnily enough, some of the lines unwillingly probe the screenplay and expose it's flaws, but it's a bitter laugh.The whole screenplay features horrible, cheesy lines that would have seemed ridiculous even in an '80s action movie featuring Steven Seagal. The screenplay is truly awful and predictable , every subplot is either forgotten or comes to conclusion in no more than 20 minutes. There is a good thing in this screenplay, there's a thing I'd never expected and that truly caught me off guard, but it's not enough. I'm fairly sure I didn't see that coming cause I got distracted when the usher reprimanded a kid who'd put his feet on the seat in front of him.An inch higher than Independence Day 2, but well, it's not really a compliment.

Cringe soars to unrivalled heights with a reference to the salt bae.Good thing : Cailee Spaeny's acting is really good.

Enjoyed this a lot!

Is Pacific Rim: Uprising a good movie? Probably not.

Is Pacific Rim: Uprising an enjoyable movie? Hell yes!

I truly enjoyed this film. The story was far from perfect, but I liked the fact that they were trying to do more with the plot than just monsters appearing to fight robots. There was a plot twist that I didn't really see coming and I liked the idea and realisation of a batch of new, young Jaeger pilots better than I thought I would.

Another good thing; The Yeagers are beautifully designed and pretty much all of the action happens in the daytime which is good. No perpetual rain and darkness in this one.

Definitely worth a watch! Very entertaining!

Better than Transformers and all Marvel Movie

Let's be honest, this movie deserve at least 8/10 for its genre. It's much better than T series, in term of visual effects, Marvel movies are like childish painting, A must see for someone who have VR experience and Mecha Fantasy.

Wow nice movie.. Long time i waited for the 2ns part.

Very Good Movie. love the giant Robots. :)and about kaigu the best ever negative rolls i have ever seen.Thanks Loot to the Movie Director ... plZZZZZZZZ make Part 3.

Terrible sequel!!!!!

I am a big fan of Pacific Rim. My friends and I waited 5 years for this disappointing sequel! THe 12 year old girl main character was so annoying. Story was boring and childish, hated it. How did the chinese lady even know how to operate a jaeger? Better to have walked out! $20 wasted!

More geared toward kids this time around

Although I did enjoy this movie, and it was a joy to watch on the big screen, the overall tone, and mood are so different from the first. The difference between fight scenes at night vs broad daylight may not seem like a big deal, but for some reason it really stood out to me. It just feels like this one was more geared toward kids, and potentially selling action figures. I didn't hate it by any means, but it really lacked what made the first one so unique, and intriguing to me.

Fun to Watch

It's actually very fun to watch. The combat scenes are really high-tech and quite logical in a way. The only downside is that, it lacks the emotional aspects, which cause many people give bad reviews. I mean why do you even bother try to get an "emotional connection" with the characters when it's just supposed to be a fun movie??

If people want to get "emotional attachments" then just watch a drama movie like the Twilight Saga or Titanic!!

But if you're seeking for high-tech movie that is fun to watch and enjoy with all the cool special effects, then watch this. It's that simple!

Better then the original for me

Every movie has its own charm. For me the sequel was much better then the first, the actors chosen for their roles are a perfect match. Hope to see another one in the upcoming years. Great entertainment, action although the story line could have been better...

Dull, dull, dull

What? Dude has a son that was never mentioned in the first movie? You don't say. Just like the script, pulled him out of thin air.

Reportedly cost $150 million. On what? Seriously overpaid for the second rate CGI.

Poor Steven DeKnight is out of his league on the big screen.

Kids will like, fan bois will love, smarter people will not.

Another disappointment from Legendary