Obviously, it didn’t take a whole lot to sell many fans on the idea of Pacific Rim. It’s giant robots fighting giant monsters, for goodness sake. It’s very easy to appeal to our more primitive, 12-year-old tastes with a premise like that.
But surprisingly enough, hot Jaeger on Kaiju action isn’t the only big selling point of the franchise, at least not to John Boyega, as he revealed in an interview with CinemaBlend.
“First of all, I will say this. When I signed on to produce, along with my other producing partners on this project, I signed on with this premise: What do the fans want? What was the conversation after Pacific Rim? And a lot of fans were saying, ‘Jaegar on Jaegar violence!’ So I said, ‘Jaegar on Jaegar violence!’ I said, ‘Guys, I don’t know how you are going to do it, but the story needs to work, and they need to face off. People want to see it. And there’s a hug thing about that which connects to the story, and the characters. It’s going to make it really fun. It doesn’t really just seem useless. It’s actually something that moves the story forward.”
We suppose that makes sense. As great as monsters are, they are pretty much devoid of all intelligence and reason. However, with Jaegers actually taking on one another, there’s a better chance for audiences to connect emotionally with fighters on either side.
While I can’t say I came out of the theaters for Pacific Rim wanting to see that in Pacific Rim Uprising, I wouldn’t say I’m against it, by any means.
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