I’m So Glad Pacific Rim Got a Sequel!
Pacific Rim is an awesome flick about people piloting giant robots to fight monsters. I love this genre, and I’m super excited that we have a big budget action movie franchise! So I’m very excited for Pacific Rim: Uprising and the first trailer is equally exciting!
Some concerns, though. I’m all for John Boyega getting more work, but why couldn’t we follow the adventures of Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori? Mako is probably the best female Asian superhero introduced to mainstream audiences in years! She’s going to be in the new sequel, but only as a supporting character. That’s a disappointment!
Also, Boyega is playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first one, Stacker Pentecost. Yet his name is Jake Pentacost? Really? With a name as cool as Stacker, you’re going to name your son Jake? Lame as heck!
At least Charlie Day is also returning. Good to know he’s still getting work in Hollywood.