Second Trailer for 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Sequel Starring John Boyega

January 24, 2018
Source: YouTube

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

"We're going to need more violence." How is that actually a line in the movie? Universal has unveiled a second official trailer for the sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, the action packed kaiju vs giant robots sequel following-up Guillermo del Toro's movie a few years ago. Del Toro produced and help write the story, but is letting Steven S. DeKnight direct. This sequel picks right up after the first movie, following John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's character Stacker Pentecost. The movie's full ensemble cast also 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 looks like it might be entertaining, barely. I'm not really into this that much, even with Boyega kicking kaiju ass.

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

Pacific Rim: Uprising Poster

You can still watch the first official trailer for DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising here, to see more footage.

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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How is it that 5 years have passed since the first (not that great) movie and yet the CGI looks worse? This looks like shiny Michael Bay nonsense to me.

Scott North on Jan 24, 2018


not so much that CGI got worse, it's more to do with the lack of a good visual direction. the original had much better framing and animation that made jaegers look like they were enormous machines. Zoom out and speed the action up and everything starts looking fake.

Dan Hibiki on Jan 24, 2018


Yeah I hear ya.

Scott North on Jan 25, 2018


Any relation to Peter?

CyraNOSE on Jan 26, 2018


Dude! Where's my Bumblebee?

tarek on Jan 24, 2018


Right. Wasn't impressed that much, save the gorgeous cinematography. Screenplay was weak and movie too long for what it was supposed to deliver. And the score didn't help to save the dish.

tarek on Jan 24, 2018


Stormy Monday? I take note. Will check it out. ;D

tarek on Jan 24, 2018


Doesn't look terrible. First one was mediocre so it's not like this needs to be great. Just so long as it's an entertaining popcorn flick.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 24, 2018


Dude! Where's my Bumblebee?

Brett on Jan 24, 2018


"We're gonna need more PILOTS." jesus that's clearly what he's saying - even if the line itself is muffled, after it they're talking about new pilots for the rest of the trailer seriously wtf is wrong with you people at this site

DanielShaw on Jan 24, 2018


what's wrong, well first off we have people taking the Lord's name in vane.

CyraNOSE on Jan 26, 2018


LEAVE VOLDEMORT ALONE!!! (cries under a blanket)

Akirakorn on Jan 27, 2018


Doesn't look terrible. First one was mediocre so it's not like this needs to be great. Just so long as it's an entertaining popcorn flick.

Daniel on Jan 24, 2018


popcorn flick, yeah the best part of my movie going experiences are listening to people eat popcorn louder and faster than anything I've ever heard in my life. thanks to all you idiots out there who do that.

CyraNOSE on Jan 26, 2018


Might be better than the first! I think they are just going to give us what we want and not try too hard to make a coherent plot.

DAVIDPD on Jan 24, 2018


But what if we want a coherent plot? (and cheap popcorn)

Akirakorn on Jan 27, 2018


I get that but we can't always get what we want can we.

DAVIDPD on Jan 27, 2018


Silliness at its peak ...

shiboleth on Jan 24, 2018


They┬┤ve got the physics wrong, one thing i liked about the first one was that the jaegers and the kaiju felt heavy! Now they just fly around like transformers or Legolas..

eRIC on Jan 24, 2018



boball on Jan 24, 2018


Mindless fun!!! ...I'm in!!! Im/_

oliveitor on Jan 24, 2018


I'm in. Looks like a lot of fun action. Not every movie must be an epic story-flick

John Wayne Cleaver on Jan 24, 2018


Not for me, but Hunnam isn't in it, so at least it'll be better than the first one.

grimjob on Jan 24, 2018


The first film is a real guilty pleasure for me. Downright stupid and bad in some parts (Elba and Hunnam's acting, the annoying scientist guy that looks like JJ Abram) yet very cool and fun in the epic fights. One of those films that I can't bring myself to add to my DVD/Blu Ray library but one that I'll watch when I see if on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Hence I'll probably go and see this but just remember to go in with extremely low expectations.

Payne by name on Jan 25, 2018


It was Hunnam's acting that killed the first one for me, who hires people like this??

CyraNOSE on Jan 26, 2018


Now that they have the tech, they should do a Gundam movie. The mech designs in this are like robots you'd get in the pound shop.

Carpola on Jan 25, 2018


The pound shop in pound town?

CyraNOSE on Jan 26, 2018


Like a dollar store, with cheap knock off toys destined for landfill.

Carpola on Jan 26, 2018


I mean the first was pure guilty pleasure but this just looks extremely unnecessary to me.

JohnDoeB on Jan 26, 2018


"We're gonna need more pilots". "Well we have a whole group of women and minorities over here!" Did Disney make this movie?

CyraNOSE on Jan 26, 2018


Man, that was cringeworthy! Just...all of it. "Let's do this!" "This is our time to make a difference!" "That's what I"m talking about!" "It's gonna be a long day." Sound familiar? Because it's nothing new other than some new actors and visuals. Just terrible. HARD PASS.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 26, 2018

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