California, US-based leasing company Pacific Rim
Uprising brought home a healthy $150 million globally, and the return on robotic investment did not go unnoticed by distributor Universal.
: Uprising might have been a greater success if it wasn't trying to graduate from the B movie status of its ancestor.
While it featured giant robots, the excellent 'Pacific Rim
' really skewed more toward the genre of real robot, where the machines were just machines and the pilots bled, sweated and died.
DeKnight-directed sci-fi film Pacific Rim
Uprising, which is a sequel to the 2013 hit Pacific Rim
, helmed by Guillermo del Toro.
DeKnight, in his directorial debut after his role in TV successes such as Smallville and Spartacus, Pacific Rim
: Uprising takes place a decade after the events of the preceding film, during which the magnetic Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost died saving the world from the Kaiju monsters threatening humanity, and here follows his wayward son, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) as he is forced to return to the Pan-Pacific Defence Corps (PPDC) to instruct new recruits in the ways of piloting a Jaeger - the giant mechanised suits that are used to fight the Kaiju.
When it comes to the software of a malfunctioning script credited to four writers, Pacific Rim
Uprising is in dire need of upgrades.
Uprising" uses a lighter palette and is geared toward a younger audience than its 2013 predecessor, but it keeps all the key elements, upping the special effects and finding honest moments and humor in the midst of carnage.
When alien creatures emerge from a temporal rift in the sea floor (Pacific Rim
, tonight, ITV2, 8.30pm), humanity responds by creating 25-storey-tall robots operated by pilots.
[U.S.A], January 4 ( ANI ): 'Pacific Rim
' was one of the most un-expected hits of 2013 and as soon as it was announced that there will be a sequel to the movie, everyone thought that Guillermo Del Toro will be helming the second installment.
IANS The Pacific Rim
movie franchise could crossover with Monster universe, says Pacific Rim
Uprising director Steven S DeKnight.