Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to a film I’ve still not yet seen – 2013’s Pacific Rim. Why? Mechrobots fighting other Mechrobots – I find games like that are a big turn-off. Following the teaser, where the only human onscreen was Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens‘ John Boyega, there’s now more people. And more robots.
However, none of Guillermo del Toro‘s vision is present in what’s showing of this movie so far, and this trailer just extends the mish-mash of Transformers-style robot-bashing which we had in the teaser, adn that looked as terrible as 2014’s Robocop reboot was compared of the original.
Never mind the Jaeger Uprising, perhaps they should make a film about Jager instead!
Pacific Rim: Uprising was due out originally, on February 23rd, 2018, but has now been pushed back closer to summer, on May 18th.
Director: Steven S DeKnight (TV series – Smallville, Spartacus, Daredevil)
Also stars: Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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