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Film Review - Pacific Rim Uprising


I had a few issues with 2013’s “Pacific Rim,” which offered a bloated run time and an unfortunate muting of writer/director Guillermo del Toro’s stranger ways. Still, the picture retained some oddness in its bigness, with the helmer aiming to rework the Kaiju movie as a big-budget blockbuster, finally receiving his chance to make a proper multiplex mess with an elaborate fantasy battle royal between robots and invading monsters. “Pacific Rim” periodically struggled to remain alert as it worked to establish a mythology, but “Pacific Rim Uprising” doesn’t have the drive to follow through on what del Toro started. Instead of expanding on the central clash between giants, the sequel dials back dramatic ambition, becoming a more simplistic and cartoonish creation, often playing like a television pilot for a “Pacific Rim” series. Read the rest at 


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