Pacific Rim

Film Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (USA, 2018) is a glorified B-movie that’s entertaining in all its wild stupidity

March 22, 2018

Given his penchant for dark, more gothic views on material, Guillermo del Toro‘s foray into big budget filmmaking – 2013’s Pacific Rim – always seemed a little odd.  Capable of delivering so much more than what that film ultimately was able to, del Toro may have injected some of his usual fantastic-ness into proceedings, but […]

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Interview: Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight on the trials and triumphs of navigating his debut feature

March 20, 2018

Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro.  Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus […]

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Interview: Scott Eastwood on Pacific Rim Uprising, drifting with John Boyega, and Hollywood action sequences

March 4, 2018

In 2013 a sci-fi fantasy action film called Pacific Rim took us all by surprise, combining classic monster movie giant creatures called Kaijus fighting against Japanese anime giant robots called Jaegers. Guillermo Del Toro brought his unique style and aesthetic to the feature, so when a sequel to the film was announced fans were suitably […]

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Photos: John Boyega & Scott Eastwood in Sydney for the Pacific Rim: Uprising Fan Event

February 28, 2018

In partnership with Supanova, earlier tonight Universal Pictures presented an exclusive fan event with global superstars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Detroit), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, The Fate of the Furious and Snowden) and Director Steven S DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville and Daredevil) . Lucky fans in attendance were […]

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John Boyega to star in Pacific Rim sequel film

June 9, 2016

Following the success of his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it has been announced that John Boyega will be starring in the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Boyega will be undertaking the lead role as the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film. The plot of the sequel […]

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Seven Blockbusters You’ll Be Surprised To Know Made Their Money Back

April 4, 2016

We’re only at the start of March but Lionsgate’s Gods of Egypt is already a frontrunner for the year’s biggest flop. Hollywood filmmaking is known for its competitiveness and not every film can be the next Deadpool. However, a lot of films are initially written off as flops on opening weekend only to find big profits over […]

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Daredevil‘s Steven S. DeKnight to direct Pacific Rim sequel

February 25, 2016

The people behind Legendary Pictures have decided to move forward with Pacific Rim 2 by appointing Spartacus creator and Daredevil‘s showrunner Steven S. DeKnight as director of the film. Currently the project has been kept on hold since September of last year with the film being taken off the 2017 release schedule. Guillermo del Toro […]

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Top 20 Films of 2013 – Part One: 20 to 11.

January 4, 2014

The Iris is proud to present a list of our top twenty films of 2013, voted by our contributors. All films on this list are subject to the Australian release dates – not the original release date in the film’s home country. And we kick off with one such film, released in 2012 in the […]

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Film Review: Pacific Rim (M) (USA, 2013)

July 12, 2013

Guillermo Del Toro’s gargantuan Pacific Rim is every bit as fun as its trailer promised us. Forget the snotty, negative stigma that often surrounds overblown sci-fi/action films; this one makes up for any perceived lack of brains with so much brawn that you won’t be able to help yourself high-fiving and cheering whenever a destruction-driven battle scene pops […]

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