I have faith in DeKnight after Daredevil S1 but didn't like the first movie. This one won't be for me either.
I will accept it if it leads to interesting and dynamic fights.
Maybe the rainy, foggy, and snowy settings did a great job of hiding it in the first film but the CG here looks much more artificial. In some shots its much closer to a really well done CG anime movie than the first Pacific Rim.
It's more that the first one didn't have a lot of daylight for the action sequences. There were only two if I remember; the shot of Gipsy Danger falling down on the shore and the newsreel of Striker Eureka, the latter not looking that great in comparison to the rest of the movie. Lower budget is also a thing, but the lighting is the biggest player in this case, I reckon.
Lower budget. Pacific Rim 1 wasn't exactly a huge blockbuster - this one only got approved because of its overseas sales.
The only thing that's kinda bugging me are the cityscapes. I really liked Pacific Rim's hyper neon Hong Kong setting. Not that they need to do it again, but something about this new city seems kinda cartoonish.
Then again, this is like: straight up anime and I'm kinda fine with that.
I'll keep an eye on this. I fucking hated the first one so they'd really have to win me over for this to go beyond a lazy day "oh what the hell" rental.
Yep I thought the same thing, I wonder if that's a Jaeger-Kaiju mashup they're fighting there.
Them fighting Gipsy Danger is interesting with how they left off the first movie.
This movie is gonna be SO fucking sick oh man, I love Pacific Rim so muchhhh
Also really glad that the monster designs didn't take a massive shit without Del Torro behind them, his creatures are next level so I was most worried about that honestly.
The rest looks good enough.
Charlie looking good.