Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

With Kaiju creeping out of the ocean once more, John Boyega heads up a new generation of Jaeger pilots to defend the planet and restore order.

Article Published on 13.03.2018

Picking up ten years after the events of the last film, Idris Elba’s apocalypse-cancelling mission during the Battle of the Breach has only lasted so long.

With the onset of new and improved Kaiju monsters threatening to bring the world to its knees yet again, the responsibility now falls to John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost to put metal fist to monster face while honouring his deceased father’s legacy. Thankfully, the robots are ready to rumble.

Original director Guillermo del Toro steps back into a producer role this time around, letting Steven S. DeKnight set his directorial sights on this evolved age of Kaijus versus Jaegers. With previous credits including Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Smallville, and Netflix’s Daredevil, DeKnight has proven he’s no stranger to merging impressive fight choreography with a heavy hit of emotion where needed. His insight looks to bring this to the big screen on a much larger scale.

This super-sized sequel promises new monsters and new giant mechs along with a brand new cast of characters alongside some familiar faces. And don’t be surprised if a third instalment in this growing universe looms on the horizon, given the excitement building for this one.

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Transformers (2007-)

Many people’s childhood dreams were realised when Michael Bay brought his version of the robots in disguise to the big screen. The Autobots and Decepticons have taken all shapes and sizes since their debut, with few buildings left standing whenever they begin to butt heads.

Power Rangers (2017)

Last year’s gritty cinematic take on the Power Rangers was only ever going to end one way: With an alien and Megazord going toe-to-toe.

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