As promised, a new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising has landed, and it gives us some more action-packed Kaiju vs. Jaeger action. What’s more, it has revealed that there is a human antagonist that is somehow teaming up with the Kaiju to bring them back to Earth.
Check it out:
Besides all the new action that’s in the clip, we also get to see more on the backstory of John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost. In the film, it’s revealed that Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) has a delinquent son who was brought up to pilot Jaegers. It’s even said that Jake will hold some resentment towards Mako (Rinko Kikuchi) for being his father’s protégé instead of him.
I think it’s kind of a spoiler reveal for the movie, but we also find out that there is someone from the Earth-side bringing the Kaiju back to the surface, and it seems that they have their own access to a bunch of advanced Jaegers. I know that Kaiju vs. Jaegers was interesting enough, but when you bring “evil” Jaegers into the film, the game just gets a whole lot messier.
Here’s the official description of the movie:
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.
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.
Hopefully, the film builds on the mistake of the first movie and gives us proper exposure for all Jaeger pilots. I would have wanted to see more of the Crimson Typhoon or the Cherno Alpha in action.
Pacific Rim Uprising comes out March 23.