‘Pacific Rim’ sequel has revealed runtime by director

There’s been a lot of hype around the sequel to the 2013 kaiju flick. Most of it revolves around it bringing in up and coming actors like John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, but some of it lies in the truth: kaiju films are so awesome! The first of the franchise was an homage to all kaiju films of the past, incorporating a subtle balance of CGI and practical effects to appeal to all audiences. Now we have a sequel that is said to live up to its predecessor, or at least in run time, it will.

In speaking with Collider at the New York Comic-Con, director and co-writer Steven S. DeKnight stated that his follow-up feature will run right around two hours. This is slightly less than the first film, directed by Guillermo del Toro, which ran at 2 hours and 11 minutes. When asked about his reasoning behind making the film shorter, he stated:

“It’s resting right around two hours. I always shoot for two hours. If I was doing Lawrence of Arabia it would be a little longer, but otherwise I think the two-hour mark—this is just for me as somebody that loves movies and watches movies, two hours is always right around the sweet spot. If it’s much less than two hours then I start to get a little suspicious, if it’s much more longer sometimes a movie will support that but sometimes you just get a little worn out.”

What do you think about the runtime? Do you think this will have an effect on the movie as a whole? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.

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