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Universal Pictures – Pacific Rim Uprising

Anyone who knows me knows that I love movies with Kaijus in it. I think they are amazing and destructive and lovable. When the first Pacific Rim movie came out a few years back, I believe I was the only one openly screaming in the theaters about how awesome they were (yes, you should not go see movies with me if Kaijus are in it. I’m that movie viewer.)

So imagine my happiness when the new Pacific Rim Uprising trailer debuted today via Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures ! It looks like we are back on the verge of the apocalypse, but a lot has changed. The technology is different. The people are different. And the Kaijus, my precious babies, may have evolved as well to bring about total destruction. I seriously can’t wait for this film to come out. I’m so excited!

The official synopsis is below:

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.

via Universal Pictures

Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus). It stars John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, and newcomer Cailee Spaeny.

Pacific Rim Uprising will be out in theaters on March 23, 2018. Make sure you check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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