Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny
Director: Steven S.DeKnight
Story: Steven S.DeKnight, T.S.Nowlin
Screenplay: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S.DeKnight, T.S.Nowlin
Producers: John Boyega, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull
Production company: Legendary Pictures
Music director: Lorne Balfe
Cinematographer: Dan Mindel
Editors: Dylan Highsmith, Zach Staenberg
Release date: 23-03-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 1hr, 50mins
A decade after the Kaiju War, the world is at peace. Somehow, the dangerous species return and goes for a mega destruction right away. John Boyega who’s the son of the black jaeger pilot leads the crew here to avenge. What happens in the progression forms the remaining story.
John Boyega is enthusiastic and spices up the game with some humor too. Cailee Spaeny is young and cute, her combination portions with the hero is fun to watch. Scott Eastwood is one solid support system to the film. Other side artists have also given proper importance. Dialogues are neatly written with fine explanation to the happening stuff, also few comedies are decent. Dan Mindel’s cinematography is superb, the way he has captured certain important scenes add great value. Visual effects are ultimate, concerned team’s work provide an eye-treat. Stunt sequences are choreographed in a breath-taking manner, the two big action scenes are the main highlight of the film. The sounds put to those action moments make them realistic. Technology is utilized perfectly by bringing some ideas to light in the flow. Curiosity factor builds up after a point, exactly after the entry of the villain character. Continuation from the first part is in a clean way. Research to find about the baddie is interesting as the situation is quite strong.
Steven S.DeKnight’s direction is weak and there are various factors to praise Guillermo del Toro for his work in the prequel. Script is thin, somewhat outdated and just not enough to satisfy the audience and also to sketch a 110mins movie. Screenplay is extremely average as there’s no big scope of a steady grip throughout the progression. Situations are feeble and most of them are unfortunately cliched too. The logic mistakes are open in the initial run. The take-off is very slow, the movie takes too much time to arrive at the main plot. There are two to three places where the film struggles with continuity issue, hence the impact is flat. Nowhere the movie get to sweep us into it, the on-screen elements miserably fail to attract or connect. The flow is filled with plenty of loopholes, the monotonous and brief villain role is one such example for it. Lorne Balfe’s background music is unimpressive, even the much liked first part’s main theme is used only at the end. Editing cuts are abrupt at some vital moments, so the momentum is absent. Action scenes count just being two, the satisfaction rate is low.
TO CONCLUDE – Just an adequate action ride with very few power-packed moments.
Movie Rating – 2.25/ 5.
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