Pacific Rim Uprising may not have lived up to its predecessor, but it’s still a fun movie about giant monsters fighting giant robots that, sorry to break it to you, weren’t actually so giant before the film’s visual effects artists worked their magic.
Godzilla and Pacific Rim is the crossover we deserve. In a just, good world, there would be five movies of this, just Jaegers and Godzilla, first enemies, then friends, then frenemies, and then, just when you think it gets old, in space.
Pacific Rim Uprising naturally shares a lot of things with its predecessor. It’s a big, dumb film about big, cool robots, and for the most part, it’s good fun. But something huge happens early in Uprising that makes it clear why the sequel fundamentally lacks the heart that made its predecessor so good.
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Pacific Rim has giant robots in it. The Jaegers are great, but a large part of their greatness is because they all have utterly fantastic names. We’ve crunched the data and have thus developed an objective and completely unassailable ranking of Jaeger names from across the Pacific Rim universe—from the movies as well…
The crux of Pacific Rim Uprising is how it handles the idea that sequels always need to be bigger. Being a sequel, the expectation is that it should include more robots, larger monsters, and more expansive set pieces. Those are certainly all in there, but at the same time, the movie is so focused on its two main…
Not only is John Boyega the star of Pacific Rim Uprising, he’s also a producer. And when io9 spoke to the film’s director, Steven S. DeKnight, he explained there was one arena in particular where Boyega really got his hands dirty in terms of producing.
We’re already excited for what will undoubtedly be another giant robot smashapalooza when Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23. But then someone went and painstakingly recreated the sequel’s first trailer using everyone’s favorite building toy, and now we’re also pining for some official Lego Jaeger sets.
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When Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven DeKnight found out that Charlie Hunnam wasn’t coming back for the sequel, everything changed. io9 spoke to the director about what exactly happened behind the scenes when he lost his star, and it’ll have fans clamoring for what could have been.
Giant robots, as we’ve previously established, are good. Multiple giant robots? Even better. Multiple giant robots fighting each other? The best.
Like, literally. That’s a big fucking Kaiju.
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The two Pacific Rim Uprising trailers we’ve had so far have promised more of everything we loved from the first film. More giant robots, more giant monsters, that sort of thing. But they’ve been a bit scant on something else we want more of: Rinko Kikuchi’s returning hero from the first film, Mako. This new trailer…
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Our latest look at the next chapter in Pacific Rim’s robot-vs-monster punchup is here, and it’s promising to bring us plenty of new action with the film’s next generation of Jaegers. But it also gives us some more intriguing hints as to just why the Kaiju have returned, stronger and deadlier than ever.
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