Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial and writing debut), and written by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and T.S. Nowlin. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim and the second film in the Pacific Rim franchise, with Guillermo del Toro, the director of the original, serving as a producer. Legendary Pictures produced the film alongside Double Dare You Productions. The sequel stars John Boyega (also making his producer debut), as well as Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona and Zhang Jin, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman returning from the original film. The films takes place in 2035, ten years after the events of the original film. The story follows Jake Pentecost, who is given one last chance to live up to his father's legacy after Kaiju, giant sea monsters, are unleashed back into the world and aim to destroy it.

Pacific Rim Uprising
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySteven S. DeKnight
Written by
Based onCharacters
by Travis Beacham
Produced by
CinematographyDan Mindel
Edited by
Music byLorne Balfe
Distributed byUniversal Pictures[1][2]
Release dates
  • March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15) (Vue West End)
  • March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23) (United States)
Running time
111 minutes[3]
CountryUnited States
Budget$150–176 million[lower-alpha 1]
Box office$290.9 million[4]

Principal photography began in November 2016 in Australia. The film's world premiere was held at Vue West End on March 15, 2018, and was released in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Universal Pictures (unlike its predecessor, which was released by Warner Bros. Pictures), in 2D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, and IMAX formats. With a gross of $290 million worldwide, the film was a box office disappointment.[5] It also received mixed reviews; many critics considered it inferior to del Toro's film and criticized the scope, pacing, story, as well as the absent characters from the previous film and the underdeveloped new characters, though others praised the visual effects and performances of Boyega, Eastwood and Spaeny.[6][7]

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