Pacific Rim Uprising (Sidenote: Thank You for Your Service)


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Pacific Rim Uprising may give you some cool action, but the cheesy dialogue and dumb story doesn’t help whatsoever!!!

Rating: 2.5 Stars

What I Like:

-Just like a Transformers movie you get what you want to see, big robots fighting, and in this case, big robots fighting monsters, the special effects were fun to watch

The So So:

-Is there is such thing as too much CGI? I guess that depends on your taste, but that is the reason why Transformers is watchable, the same goes with this film, no matter how bad the story can be

What I Didn’t Like:

-The dialogue for this film was way too cheesy for my liking, at least the first film was somewhat serious, for this one, it didn’t take itself too serious, and I was laughing, but not for good reasons
-The story for a sequel seemed like they wrote just for the sake of making a sequel, and hope the CGI action makes up for it, unfortunately, it didn’t

SPOILER THREAD (Don’t read if you haven’t seen it):

-The big twist is that the reason the decoys are acting on its own was because it turns out it was Dr. Newt Geiszler, played by Charlie Day, is the real villain mastermind, because he is pretty much possessed by the brain of a Kaiju and was working with these decoys seeking revenge on the humans by reopening the gate for the Kaiju to come out, I thought this was one of the stupidest twists I have ever seen, and really made the film a turn for the worst


I thought the first movie was ok at best, but this one took a turn for the worst with the cheesy dialogue and weak story. I know fans will probably like it, but for me it was eyerollingly bad for me to really enjoy the CGI action fights. At least when it comes to Transformers, they have a better story (yes I just said that). Anyways, it’s another sequel that really seemed rushed to make, and hope the action would make up for it. Which it failed epically!!!

Rating: 2.5 Stars


(Sidenote: Thank You for Your Service- I liked the angle this story gives about soldiers from the Iraq War coming home and suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. I enjoyed the realness this film brings, and really show a different side of these veterans. With that said, I thought some scenes really dragged on way too long that it makes it boring sometimes. If you have the patience for that, you can see some interesting things and learn what veterans have to go through after war!!!
Rating: 3.5 Stars)

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