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John Boyega leads the team of young Jaeger pilots against new kaijus and a rogue Jaeger which let the monsters out. The new trailer for PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING provides a lot more detail about the story and where it picks up after the original. This new preview definitely makes the sequel a little more intriguing than previous trailers.

 On another positive note, the kaiju monsters are a vast improvement in the sequel and the action takes place in the day as opposed to night shots in the original. You couldn't see any details. That was a big issue for me in the Guillermo del Toro movie. For UPRISING, the action is ten times for exciting at least in this preview, but there will be comparisons to the Transformers movie. Who does it best?  We'll see when PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING opens March 23.

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 is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

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