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An average movie

Even though 'Pacific Rim' had a great concept and one of the most interesting directors at work nowadays, it turned out to be rather underwhelming and I was actually rather surprised that they still went for a sequel. As I expected, this sequel went by very quickly without making much waves at the box-office so I think we are pretty much done with this franchise. This time, Del Toro didn't even direct the damned thing so it was even less inspired and the story was just so convoluted. I mean, there were only a few Kaijus and they showed up only the 3rd act which was also rather disappointing. The only positive thing was that John Boyega was just really charismatic and managed single-handedly to make the whole thing at least watchable but it wasn't enough, I'm afraid. Indeed, the rest of the cast was just so boring which was already a major issue with the previous installment. Still, I have to admit that I do have a weak spot for those blockbusters taylor-made for the Chinese market which pretty much completely ignore the US. Anyway, to conclude, I think I was rather generous with my rating here but I still think it could be actually pretty neat if you are a boy around 12 years old but, otherwise, you will find the whole thing rather tedious to watch.

Added by johanlefourbe
2 months ago on 4 September 2018 21:45