‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Trailer: The Jaeger Masters Are Back
The Jaegers are back. But so are the kaiju.
It may have looked like humanity beat back the giant monsters from another dimension in Pacific Rim. Clearly not. The upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising, a new generation of monsters arrives, and a new generation of Jaeger pilots, led by Star Wars’ John Boyega, will have to fight them. (And each other? It sure looks like there are some battles between Jaegers in the trailer.)
Guillermo del Toro directed Pacific Rim but this sequel is by Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner of Netflix’s Daredevil series. Here’s the official synopsis:
The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising. 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.
Well if you like giant robots punching stuff, this looks like your Citizen Kane. (Call it Citizen Gipsy Avenger.) It opens in theaters on March 23, 2018.