Tag Archives: Pacific Rim

Film Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (USA, 2018) is a glorified B-movie that’s entertaining in all its wild stupidity

Given his penchant for dark, more gothic views on material, Guillermo del Toro‘s foray into big budget filmmaking – 2013’s Pacific Rim – always seemed a little odd.  Capable of delivering so much more than what that film ultimately was able to, del Toro may have injected some of his usual fantastic-ness into proceedings, but a procession of sequences featuring giant robots fighting mythical creatures interspersed with questionable acting resulted in a destructively silly actioner that was more trash than treasure.... Continue Reading

Interview: Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight on the trials and triumphs of navigating his debut feature

Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro.  Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus series, as well duties on such fan favourite shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Daredevil, DeKnight is no stranger to the demand of the devoted audience, so how did he feel putting his own stamp on a world of Gods and monsters?  Peter Gray chatted with the director during the Australian press run for Pacific Rim: Uprising to discuss how such a large production came to be.... Continue Reading

Interview: Scott Eastwood on Pacific Rim Uprising, drifting with John Boyega, and Hollywood action sequences

In 2013 a sci-fi fantasy action film called Pacific Rim took us all by surprise, combining classic monster movie giant creatures called Kaijus fighting against Japanese anime giant robots called Jaegers. Guillermo Del Toro brought his unique style and aesthetic to the feature, so when a sequel to the film was announced fans were suitably excited for more. Helming the follow up, Pacific Rim Uprising, is director/co-writer Steven S. De Knight, and starring as the two main leads are John Boyega (Star Wars, Attack The Block) and Scott Eastwood (Fast and Furious 8, The Longest Ride). Recently the stars and the director dropped by Sydney to kick off the film’s press tour. ... Continue Reading

Photos: John Boyega & Scott Eastwood in Sydney for the Pacific Rim: Uprising Fan Event

In partnership with Supanova, earlier tonight Universal Pictures presented an exclusive fan event with global superstars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Detroit), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, The Fate of the Furious and Snowden) and Director Steven S DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville and Daredevil) .... Continue Reading