Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

pacrim2

Although the possibility of the Pacific Rim sequel has seemed uncertain at best over the past few years, this week we finally have visible proof that it is happening now that the first trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising has arrived online. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil), the sequel reveals that the apocalypse was only postponed rather than cancelled and now it is up to a new generation of Jaeger pilots to fight an “even more unstoppable threat.” Led by Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), these new recruits are also joined by some familiar faces including Mako (Rinko Kikuchi) and Dr. Newt Geiszler (Charlie Day). While it’s not entirely clear what else the sequel will bring to the table, it certainly seems to subscribe to the theory that bigger is better. Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theatres on March 23rd; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

Around the Web:



  • Øystein Dahl

    Could this thing look any more soulless? Del Toro at least gave the first one some quirk and a small auteur touch. This looks like Transformers 6. And I hoped that franchise died with The Last Knight:(

  • ReelJunkie

    Looks pretty awful. Hate how bright everything looks.. reminds me of Transformers.

  • Adam

    Except you can tell wtf is happening within the frame. I’ll take this over Transformers any day.

  • Beat_C

    totally agree with reeljunkie, this looks terrible. a typical case of hollywood not getting it. again. oh, and bloody scott eastwood is in it, LMAO.

  • Lior

    Just as one noisy, hollow Giant Robot franchise dies down, another one begins. Who needs this? The first one at least had a visionary filmmaker behind it and it came out of his love for the genre. This just feels like cash grab. Pointless sequel that doesn’t seem to offer anything new.

  • ReelJunkie

    Maybe not as bad as Transformers. The first film had a vision behind it. It had a style. This just feels very soulless and studio-constructed.