“Pacific Rim: Uprising” may be not be much, but in the spirit of the film itself, let’s be realistic.
The sequel to the Guillermo del Toro-directed “Pacific Rim” plows through its battle sequences and utterly mechanical “Humanizing” moments until the last 20 minutes or so.
Meantime a few select members of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps are piloting the 25-story-tall super-robots known as Jaegers, spoiling for a fight.
I wouldn’t call the rest of “Pacific Rim: Uprising” complex.
While the sequel was being developed, it was called “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom,” and until that third-act smackdown, director Steven S. DeKnight’s movie is indeed a maelstrom of the expected.
Honestly, that’s already enough plot, except to say Jake cleans up his act, and becomes trainer of the young cadets prepping for the next big showdown.
The least interesting thing on screen is Scott Eastwood, playing Jake’s testy cohort in battle.
‘The weirdness around the edges saves it from impersonality’: The Tribune’s 2013 review of ‘Pacific Rim’ .