The first looks we've been given at Pacific Rim Uprising were...well, not bad, per se, but they didn't exactly set our world on fire, either. Something about the footage seemed a bit too cartoonish, a bit too "Saturday morning cartoon show".
This just-released trailer, on the other hand, delves a little deeper into Pacific Rim Uprising's story, and may have finally knocked us off the fence and straight into Hyped territory.
See what you think below:
Sure, some of that camerawork's a little too "pre-viz storyboard" for our taste, and yeah, maybe some of the Kaiju/Jaeger action looks a bit less weighty than it should, but overall? We're digging this, and are particularly curious to find out what sort of lunatic might be working to bring those dastardly Kaiju into our world (don't we have enough to deal with as it is?). Bonus: always a pleasure when John Boyega is free to use his actual accent.
Here's the official synopsis, in case the above wasn't clear:
"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."
What do you folks think? Feeling differently about Pacific Rim Uprising after seeing this trailer? Better or worse? Sound off in the comments below, and be aware that Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23rd.