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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ has lots of action

John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, left, and Scott

John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, left, and Scott Eastwood as Nate Lambert in "Pacific Rim Uprising." Credit: Legendary Pictures

Recently we went to screening of the new film “Pacific Rim Uprising.” It is the sequel to “Pacific Rim.” Set in the future, peace has remained on Earth for 10 years since the war against the Kaiju, creatures from another universe, emerging from the Pacific Rim, a portal in the ocean floor.

Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), the son of the hero who sacrificed himself so mankind could win the war 10 years prior, is nothing like his father. After being put in jail, he finds himself back as a pilot. While breaking up a protest, a robot, referred to as a jaeger, appears from the ocean. It was being controlled by an unknown pilot. This event starts a new war. The Kaiju reappear after the portal is opened by rogue drones, which are being controlled by a mind-controlled human. Jake, along with his new and old acquaintances, must step up to save mankind. This is also Jake’s chance to prove himself and live up to his father’s legacy.

The producers did an amazing job at making the film realistic. The Kaiju monsters looked incredibly real as if they really did exist, and you were there with them.

The movie was very exciting and action-packed. You are on the edge of your seat, eager to know what is going to happen next. It sets a course for a spectacular, all-new adventure on a towering scale. This film takes you on a roller coaster from making you feel happy, cheering for them to win the battle, to sad as the characters relive their sad memories.

Although not all of the original cast members appear in the sequel, the new actors bring a new light to the sequel. The acting in this film was incredible. They did a great job at making their characters come to life and pulling you into the movie to laugh with them, cry with them and feel what they portray during the particular scene.

There were a few scenes that stood out from the rest. One of them was toward the end of the movie during the final battle, when Jake and Amara (Cailee Spaeny) are fighting the final Kaiju that could potentially kill all life on Earth. After Jake and his co-pilot, Ranger Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), have a tough fight, Amara fills in for Nate to help Jake. The movie also had a few scenes with jokes lightening the film, giving it some comedy.

Rating: 4.5 smiles out of 5

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