Rejoice humanity, as Pacific Rim Uprising is here to save us all again from the Kaiju menace we thought had left our dimension. So in honor of this would-be juggernaut charging into battle, it's time to rate and discuss the film's final product! To be certain, this is no small feat, as this is a project that has been in and out of production over the course of the past couple years, with its fate sealed when director Steven DeKnight came on-board and took over the project after Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro bowed out to make The Shape of Water. But like any good idea, persistence paid off, and we now have a new round of Jaegers and Kaiju to partake in!
Critics seem to be of a split mind on Pacific Rim Uprising, with the trend pointing towards a negative reaction in the film's collected reviews. In particular, we've covered reactions through a round-up of the earliest reactions, as well as the feelings of our ReelBlend podcasters in their show this week! Not to mention, our reviewer Dirk Libbey felt the blockbuster sequel was best summed up as follows:
Pacific Rim Uprising delivers everything it promises on the poster, an over the top spectacle of robots vs monsters that is as exciting a ride in March as anything ever released during the summer movie season.
But what are your thoughts on Pacific Rim Uprising? Well, that's where rate and discuss comes into play, as you'll be able to assign a star rating to the film and discuss your feelings in the comments at the end of this story. In addition to general discussion, we'd like to provide the following questions for you, the audience, to think about when it comes to the actual story within the film.
How do you feel Pacific Rim Uprising stacks up against the original Pacific Rim?
What's your favorite Jaeger from the new line-up?
Were you entertained by the new Jaeger cadets' storyline, or did you think it distracted from everything else?
Did you see the twist involving Newt coming ahead of time?
Are you excited about a potential Pacific Rim Uprising sequel?
While you're contemplating your answers to the questions above, it's a good idea to come up with your numerical rating for how much you enjoyed the film. On a scale of 0 to 5, rate Pacific Rim Uprising in the poll below, and don't be shy about providing your reasons for why you enjoyed the film as much as you did!
Before we leave you to possibly run back to Pacific Rim Uprising for a second or third helping, we'd like to turn your attention to some further reading on the film's production. One fun item to visit is the two big demands that director Steven DeKnight held himself to when making the sequel to Pacific Rim. Also, DeKnight talked to us about whether there are plans for a third film should Pacific Rim Uprising deliver the goods as planned. If you're curious as to how that third film could happen, a key component will lie in the film's foreign box office, with one country in particular making all the difference. Last, but not least, you're encouraged to take a look at the advice that franchise father Guillermo del Toro gave Steven DeKnight in terms of what he should do with Pacific Rim Uprising.
Now get out there and see Pacific Rim Uprising, and don't forget to provide your ratings and comments below after you feel you've seen it enough times to really dissect it. We'll see you back here next week, when we rate and discuss another blockbuster in the making!