PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING hit’s theaters this week and I’m pretty excited about it. The only reason I watched the first one was because Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnan starred and quite frankly the title sounds like a gay porno. While Idris and Charlie didn’t get down and dirty with each other I did find myself engrossed in this not-AVATAR movie. Let’s face it- how many times has Guillermo Del Toro let us down? While Del Toro isn’t directing this sequel (he stepped down to direct the critical flop, THE SHAPE OF WATER) director Steven S. DeKnight did gift us with John Boyega (as the son of Idris Elba’s character) and Scott Eastwood. Here’s hoping this film actually lives up to it’s homoerotic title. The film follows Jake Pentecost, as he 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.
In the clip below Boyega and Eastwood are using a little teamwork to destroy another Jaeger pilot. I can’t but wonder how many lives were lost in all this damage. Anyway, watch the clip below and be thankful it isn’t TRANSFORMERS 6.