Well, for people that want to see ‘Pacific Rim 2’ already, this trailer really will not need to do much convincing, other than to let you know that the film’s scale is EPIC, and really, should be seen in IMAX large-screen theaters because, come on, we are talking about giant robots and monsters and all the carnage that comes from them clashing in metropolitan areas. For those still unsure about the sequel, this trailer might not do much in the way of swaying them to see the film as it reveals very little that we have not seen before, is a little light on plot details, and basically is showing off the fact that A LOT of the movie is going to be massive battles between the Jaeger machines and the onslaught of Kaiju.
The shots look intense, the battles look well-choreographed, massive in scale, and somewhat reminiscent of both ‘Godzilla’ movies of old (mainly in scale and some everyday people’s reactions to the Kaiju) and ‘Power Rangers‘ in watching the Jaegers do battle with their opponents, with the humans driving the machines from within.
Personally, I’ve been excited for this film from the beginning, and this trailer only solidifies my desire to see the movie (especially in IMAX, though hopefully, they’ll have a non-3D showing, as I really hate that medium). What did you think about the IMAX trailer? Check it out for yourself below and share your thoughts in the comments section!
And of course, here’s the film’s 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.
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.