Jaegers and Kaiju Have Some New Weapons in the ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ IMAX Trailer
The jaegers and their kaiju nemeses are back for Pacific Rim: Uprising, and, if anything, they’re even more ridiculously huge than before. The new IMAX trailer for the movie doesn’t give much away about the plot, but instead focuses on the insane visuals and noise that make Uprising the experience that it is. Basically what this trailer is saying is, when you see this movie, see it big.
There’s a lot going on here, including a laser whip, a jaeger with two swords, and multiple kaiju Voltron-ing themselves together to make one really big kaiju. But what’s interesting about this movie is the overall look of it: while this is a sequel to Pacific Rim, the atmosphere of Uprising is almost completely different. Gone are the rainy nights where the only light to see by are the jaegers’ lamps and the kaiju’s bioluminescent markings — this new breed fights in the daytime.
Here’s the full synopsis:
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 March 23.