Epic Final IMAX Trailer for Steven S. DeKnight's 'Pacific Rim: Uprising'

February 16, 2018
Source: YouTube

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

"That's what I'm talking about!" Nothing can prepare you for how much CGI this trailer has! Universal has released a final IMAX exclusive trailer for the sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, the action packed kaiju vs giant robots movie. Guillermo del Toro produced and help write the story, Steven S. DeKnight (of TV work) is directing. This sequel picks up after the first movie, following John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's character Stacker Pentecost. The movie's ensemble cast includes Adria Arjona, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Dustin Clare, Levi Meaden, Daniel Feuerriegel, Karan Brar, and Jin Zhang. This trailer is packed with some crazy epic footage of the kaiju vs robots battles, but I'm honestly not that excited to see it. A bit too much CGI. What about you?

Here's the final IMAX trailer (+ poster) for Steven S. DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising, on YouTube:

Pacific Rim: Uprising Poster

You can still watch the first trailer for DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising here, or the second official trailer.

Set seven years after the events of the first film, the US Military forces are continuing with the Jaeger Project in order to keep protecting the Earth from the dangerous Kaijus. A young, mild mannered construction worker of The Wall (John Boyega) decides to join the forces of the Jaeger Project and takes the now destroyed Gypsy Danger and a new partner (Scott Eastwood) in order to battle the Kaijus which continue to threaten our world and our existence. Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by filmmaker Steven S. DeKnight, making his feature directorial debut after directing a few episodes of "Smallville", "Dollhouse", and "Daredevil" previously. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, and Kira Snyder; based on a story by Guillermo del Toro. Legendary + Universal will release Pacific Rim: Uprising in theaters everywhere starting March 23rd coming up soon. Who's excited to watch this?

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I'm huge fan of the first part. I agree on the extensive CGI used. Plus, the trailer shows majority of the movie with the major fight scenes. Also, the first part was loved because of the surpise weapons the Jaegers had in the battle. But, in this trailer the complete weapons directory are blatently shown. Little disappointed with the trailer.

Nikzad on Feb 16, 2018


Not me

boball on Feb 16, 2018


epic = clickbait

Tester on Feb 16, 2018


Yes, sure, but also there ARE massive monsters fighting giant robots while destroying entire cities. That's pretty epic, no?

Alex Billington on Feb 16, 2018


If you look at it that way, I guess so.. but for me its just CGI filled nonsense.. anyone can do it, nothing epic about that

Tester on Feb 16, 2018


anyone can do it?...hhmmm...go ahead and make us all a better movie. i'm waiting til you show us your CGI skills.

John Wayne Cleaver on Feb 20, 2018


I was generalizing and you missed the point there John

Tester on Feb 21, 2018


This is such an epic misfire. Not that first one is mind blowing master piece. But this goes directly and more obviously into the trash section. Which is the only reason why I might watch it for fun and with little expectations ...

shiboleth on Feb 16, 2018


Yikes!!! Not what I was expecting. Looks legit like a TRANSFORMERS spin-off now.

DAVIDPD on Feb 16, 2018


I really enjoyed Pacific Rim but this looks terrible. The fact that what seems to be a lot of key fight footage is shown in the trailer is very worrying.

TAH on Feb 16, 2018


So we're trying to reach the Power Rangers audience now? First one was enjoyable but now it's like mix a little Ender's Game, I Am Number 4 and Transformers. Over 18 yrs old need not apply. Glad this wasn't the first one.

LightningB on Feb 18, 2018

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