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Pacific Rim Uprising trailer finally gives clues to the plot

by Sean P. Aune | January 24, 2018January 24, 2018 1:00 pm PST

A new trailer has hit for Pacific Rim Uprising, and it gives away a surprising amount of plot details.

While normally we discuss some of what happens in a movie trailer, it feels like there is a bit too much info in this for us to discuss it openly in front of anyone who may want to go into the movie spoiler-free. It does confirm some of the fan speculations out there, however, and definitely seems to be a different take on the world of Pacific Rim than the first film.

Feel free to watch, but be warned, some of you are definitely going to learn more than you may want to.

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.

Pacific Rim Uprising will hit theaters on March 23.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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