Pacific Rim Uprising Movie Review – Is Being a Guilty Pleasure Enough?

Is Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 original, a worthy successor to the original? Find out in this spoiler-free review.

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ comes out on March 23rd from Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment. The film directed by ’Daredevil’s Steven S. DeKnight stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Adria Arjona, and Tian Jing. The film focuses on Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost, who reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Perri Nemiroff and Dennis Tzeng are here to give you their NON SPOILER review of the film and offer their thoughts on whether it’s a worthy sequel to the original. They comment on the acting, direction, story, action sequences and special effects in the movie. Let us know what you thought of this review and what Perri and Dennis had to say in the Comments section below. Remember to Like and Share this video on your social media and Subscribe to our channel.

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Brian Gardner says:

Wae r you guys bad stuff about the movie people work so hard on

Wayne Soon says:

I would say the story is badish ? But i came for the robot vs monster fight and i am satisfied with the fights . Alot of evangelion vibes

Jaws says:

6.8? 8.8? What the fuck? Just give it a proper fucking number.

Mark C says:

If Perri and Dennis thought it was mediocre then I’ll probably think it’s great.

Heliax says:

Giant Robots punching Giant Aliens.

I’m sold.

SomethingAwesomeSpactular says:

I still don’t get the complaint of weightless robots in Transformers. Mechs I can understand because those are suits. But for the Transformers those are their bodies. Shouldn’t they be used to their own weight and be able to move beyond normal robot movements like a human athlete?

Hazard2005 says:

So just a slight above average score… I knew there was a reason for delaying the movie for so long so I’m not surprised.

Dotseoem says:

Why even mention rumors if you aren’t gonna say what they are???????

Useless comment. Reason I dislike early access. Just showing off that you saw it first. smh….

fahri zulfikar says:

After dark knight, everyone starts to expect “depth” in a movie like this…come on guys, that’s not always necessarily a good thing.

Eric Storm says:

I agree, the first was about a 9 out of 10. GREAT movie. Had a feeling this was not going to be as good, but it’s nice to hear that it is at least worth a watch. Probably see the matinee opening weekend.

Ian Armstrong says:


Cordell Davis says:

I don’t give a fuck what people say I’m still seeing this movie regardless if people hate it or not

blountman747 says:

They tried another formula that should have just left the way it was and worked on making it better instead of trying to revamp it up and well here we go and see what we got

Doug C says:

lol guilty pleasure is a nice way of saying “not very good movie”

80MWH says:

I felt it succeeded as a popcorn movie for sure, but I didn’t get the deep emotional core that Del Toro was trying to get people to rally around in the first film.

At least I could enjoy this more as a ‘just let your mind go’ film, than ‘Terminator:Genisys.’

Sauron Merciful says:

This movie sounds as I suspected crap. Del torro knows how to make good movies. The relationship between the America hero and that Japanese jaeger pilot and her complicated relationship with idris Elba character worked!! It wasn’t that simple, it was realistic. And del torro portrayed very well the huge size of the jaeger and the long cuts were really well done, you really felt the punches. Another transformer super fast nonsense, fuck it!!

BlackGirlFly says:

So many people wanted to hate this film purely because John Boyega is in it.

Victor A says:

Still gonna watch it. Just helping out my boy Boyega

Wayne of the Bruce says:

This movie sucks ass

ian lee says:

The first was more than just a dumb robot fighting action film and subverted lots of tropes. And now we’re getting the sequel that goes back to what the first worked so hard not to do. Sad really

gopdogg says:

Seems like it’d be better consumed when the action scene clips are all posted on YouTube in about 6 months.

Nothing Much says:

The original didn’t get such great scores either so nobody loses.

TheHoard says:


TheDulcemorena says:

I’m definitely going to see this movie. Not because I’m excited for the movie itself. But because of John Boyega. He’s a hell of an actor. And extremely enjoyable on screen.

Pablo Kolter Sanchez says:

I would have liked a little darker fight in the Rain or at night like in the old one

RawbThatPunk says:

Man, Scott Eastwood just can’t catch a break…

D monayz says:

personally if a movie is a guilty pleasure why would i spend money to see it?

Simone Umba says:

I feel bad for Scott. He’s been type casted in his last few movies. He needs a good role where we see an actual character develop.

Matt KnowsNuth'n says:

Thought it was better than the first

Roni Rios says:

Lol the trailers made the movie look like transformers garbage…but no matter how hard they try they’ll never be able to replicate the beauty or masterfulness of the first.

Curtis B says:

Amused that there is no boundary for review score. Perri scores it out of 10 and Dennis scores it out of 100. I’d love to hear about the how he determines every 1/100th of a score difference. 😉

Andy Panayiotou says:

Although I’m a Del Toro fan, I’m more concerned about who replaced Guillermo Navarro and Ramin Djawadi (cinematography and score where some of the best parts of the first).
I’m still going to see it though. I’m interested in where they go with ut and how they use the returning characters.

Exist Outside The Box says:

I disagree I loved Eastwood in this film and i think it was better than the first movie overall but it did need more kaiju. I didnt like Charlie Day in the film either

Digito says:

Go watch the first one, it’s way better.

Martin Jørgensen says:

Sooo it is a “wait for netflix” movie? Thanks, will save my money.

Roei Potash AKA Poihpio says:


Yasha Chatab says:

I just saw the film. Its still AWESOME!!

James Payne says:

Just got back from seeing it, I enjoyed it more than a lot of other movies, fun time.

Jolly John says:

guilty! as charged! fun twist of the funny guy, but they missed talking a bit about that brain thing in his room and what wet dreams it gave him.

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