Five long years after Guillermo del Toro directed Pacific Rim comes the sequel. It follows John Boyega as Jake, son of the Kaiju War hero, Stacker Pentecost, on his journey to piloting a Jaeger once more.

It’s still filled with majestic robots and violent kaijus and, not surprisingly, follows the same formula of the first movie. But that shouldn’t discredit Uprising’s action-packed plot, which director Steven DeKnight effortlessly mixed in with funny punchlines and loveable characters.

Regardless if you’ve seen the first installment or not, it’s still a visual treat to savor. Even kids, especially young girls, can’t help but enjoy this one and feel a sense of pride when a young character takes on a Mega Kaiju.