As expected (if you were paying attention), we’ve got a brand new, over-the-top, trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising. Where the first trailer was mostly about reintroducing us to the world and showing off some of the new characters, today’s full length trailer gives us a TON of action to drool over:
Considering how disappointed I was with the first Pacific Rim, and my general ambivalence to the world, I have to say this trailer has me pretty hyped. The action looks insane and the story/characters have me far more intrigued. Let’s just hope the film ultiamtely delivers on the goods this trailer promises.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious‘ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.