Pacific Rim: Uprising doesn't offer much in the way of things like a script or excellent acting. What if does offer is an exciting, special effects movie that is a combination of Power Rangers, Transformers and any previous Godzilla movie you have ever seen. A new generation of Jaeger pilots battle against new Kaiju monsters that come out of the sea to release their fury upon mankind.
The fight scenes are incredible but the cast is nothing special. With the subtraction of Idris Elba, who starred in the original movie, the actors are a definite downgrade. Relationships simply are not fleshed out enough but, if you enjoyed the action of the original movie, you'll find this one entertaining as well.
The downtime is boring and the action scenes are thrilling. On balance, that gives Pacific Rim: Uprising a MEDIUM on my "Hollywood Popcorn Movie Scale." The movie, which runs 1 hour and 51 minutes, is rated PG-13. It also makes a very obvious statement at the end of the movie that says there will be another sequel.
The movie has all of the qualities of an old Saturday morning cartoon. However in IMAX it is a lot more fun. Take your kids. They will enjoy the movie. However, as a movie for grownups, Pacific Rim: Uprising leaves a lot to be desired.