Geekery: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ – Monsters vs Robots

A new crop of jaeger pilots take on an old threat – brought back by someone on Earth.

Pacific Rim Uprising is built on a story of humanity trying to survive a global threat… and giant robots and monsters beating each other to a pulp.

The new movie happens 10 years after the first installment. The kaiju have been called back to earth by a mysterious entity, and a new crop of pilots are determined to stop them. John Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost in the first movie. He’s joined by Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and Jaeger hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny).

I’m a little less thrilled by this second look than I was after seeing the teaser we got last October. The CG is a little dodgy, hoping the final version will be better.

Like Rampage, this movie has this ‘it’s so ridiculous it’s great’ thing going for it. It harks back to sitting on the living room rug with a bowl of cereal and watching shows like Voltron and Transformers. It doesn’t have to be deeply thought provoking – it just has to be fun.

And there’s a new poster that shows off the Jaegers…

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters March 23.

  • Txabi Etxebarrieta

    While it doesn’t look *quite* as appealing as the first, I still welcome the opportunity to turn my brain off and enjoy giant robots senselessly beating giant monsters.

  • Rass

    Thank God Charlie Day is in it. He makes every movie better.

    • EnTyme

      Couldn’t salvage Horrible Bosses, though.

  • Jared Swenson

    I am apprehensive because Gillermo Del Toro is not really involved in it mainly because he’s only credited as one of the producers. After listening to the directors commentary of the last movie. GDT is what made that movie good. I am not that entirely optimistic because he is not involved in either directing or writing, which he was involved in both the last movie. We will see though.

    • Stefan Pietraszak

      My sentiment exactly. The first movie was good, nay: great, because it was a passion project for Del Toro.

      Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst …

      • euansmith

        If only I’d done that with “Prometheus”. 😉

  • euansmith

    “We cannot defeat this Ultra-Mega-Giga-Kaiju!”

    “We must use the suit’s last-ditch-weapon-of-final-desperate-resort!”

    “But we already tried the SWORD!”

    “I speak not of the SWORD, but the ultimate weapon garantted to destroy the brains of any target!”

    “Not!?”

    Yes! DEPLOY, THE JAEGERBOMB!!!

  • sonny2dap .

    Orangey Jaeger to the left of the poster with the sword looks like a giant HK47