PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, OPENS MARCH 23, 2018
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight. Starring John Boyega.
The ethos of Godzilla rampages will never end if the Pacific Rim franchise has anything to say about it. The original film starred Idris Elba as the leader of a team of antiquated-but-kick-ass mega-robots called Jaegers. The Jaegers were specifically invented to do battle with the Kaiju, a race of massive, malevolent sea monsters who find their way to earth via an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Although General Stacker Pentecost (Elba) is delegating for most of the movie, he gets his hands dirty to save the day at the end. In the sequel, Stacker’s son Jake, played by John Boyega, attempts to live up to the legacy left by his father to fight a brand new wave of Kaiju that plan to burn our world to a crisp. Speaking of which, you’ll probably recognize Boyega since he captured headlines all over the world for being cast as the first black Stormtrooper in Star Wars:The Force Awakens.