The sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim stars the charming John Boyega who’s name is rapidly making rounds in Hollywood.
Set in the year 2030, the plot follows humanity fighting Kaiju which are giant monsters set on destroying the world.
Former Jaegar pilot Jake Pentecost, played by Boyega, makes a living by stealing and selling Jaeger parts on the black market in California.
He gets caught by the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps while trying to steal part of a disabled Jaeger’s power core and was given a choice between prison and returning to the PPDC as an instructor.
Jake starts training Jaegar recruits with his estranged former co-pilot Nate Lambert, played by Scott Eastwood. Nate later confides in Jake that the Jaegar program is threatened by Shao Industries drone program led by the ruthless Liwen Shao, which offers to mass produce remote controlled Jaegars.
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight who made hit television series such as Angel and Smallville, the movie balances affable humor and undeniably thrilling action sequences.
Compared to the first installation, the characters are easier to engage with thanks to film star Boyega. His presence captivates, whether it’d be a rousing speech or teasing the frenemy, Nate Lambert.
Boyega is also surrounded by a diverse international cast, which is done in hopes to captivate its Chinese audiences.
Overall, compared to the first film, it moves at a sleeker pace, with more of an actual plot to match the shiny visuals.