Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial debut) and written by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin.
It is the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim, with Guillermo Del Toro, director of the original, serving as a producer. 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. Set in the year 2030, the plot follows humanity again fighting Kaiju, giant monsters set on destroying the world.
Principal photography began in November 2016 in Australia. The film was released in the United States on March 23, 2018, by Universal Pictures, in 2D, Real D 3D, IMAX 3D, and IMAX, and has grossed $152 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some calling the film a “tedious watch”, and others praising it as “fun, goofy entertainment.
Ten years after the Battle of the Breach, former Jaeger pilot Jake Pentecost son of Kaiju War hero Stacker Pentecost makes a living by stealing and selling Jaeger parts on the black market in California. While trying to steal part of a disabled Jaeger’s power core, he is arrested by the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps. His adoptive sister and PPDC General Secretary Mako Mori gives Jake a choice between prison and returning to the PPDC as an instructor. Pacific Rim Uprising is showing now in cinemas across Nigeria.