WHO’S IN IT?
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Scott Eastwood (Fast & Furious 8), Cailee Spaeny (film debut), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises), Rinko Kikuchi (Babel), Jing Tian (Kong: Skull Island), Adria Arjona (The Belko Experiment), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Ivanna Sakhno (Can’t Take It Back), Zhang Jin (The Grandmaster), Mackenyu (Night’s Tightrope), Shyrley Rodriguez (film debut), Levi Meaden (Cheat), Rahart Adams (Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Steven S. DeKnight (film debut), director, writer; Emily Carmichael (film debut), Kira Snyder (film debut) and T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner), writers; John Boyega (film debut), Cale Boyter (Same Kind of Different as Me), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Jon Jashni (Kong: Skull Island), Femi Oguns (film debut), Mary Parent (Godzilla) and Thomas Tull (Crimson Peak), producers; Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie), composer; Dan Mindel (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), cinematographer; Dylan Highsmith (Star Trek Beyond), Josh Schaeffer (Molly’s Game) and Zach Staenberg (The Matrix), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Ten years since the portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean which let through countless giant monsters was seemingly closed for good, a new generation of Jaeger fighters are brought in to fight a sudden re-emergence of the evolved Kaiju enemy, as well as a Jaeger that has gone rogue. One of the new pilots is Jake Pentecost (Boyega), the son of fallen war hero Stacker Pentecost, who rises up to defend humanity as well as his father’s legacy…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Guillermo del Toro may not be in the director’s chair this time around, but the sequel to his enormously fun homage to giant monster movies and giant mecha anime continues to build its world with this long overdue sequel which hopefully retains the entertainment of that first film.