Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer
Posted: Posted October 8th, 2017 by Jet Presto
Dunno how I missed this the other day, but the trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising has dropped:
Looks fun to me, even if it kind of appears to lose some of that Guillermo del Toro visual style and winds up looking a bit more like a more vibrant Transformers movie. It looks like it will have more Jaegers and subsequently more action, which is traditionally how kaiju franchises work. (It's been funny to me to hear complaints that Pacific Rim or Godzilla didn't have enough action, though that had largely come from people who are not really fans of the genre - which doesn't make the criticism invalid, just slightly ignorant to the history those films draw upon.)
I liked some of the shots in the trailer indicating that they will indicate human cost of these battles. Too often, these types of movies specifically show evacuations so fans can enjoy the casual destruction of cities, but it looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of that.
I am less into the return of the two scientists, as I thought they were tonally confusing for how much time they got in the first film. To me, they were among the weakest parts of the film, with a lot of wasted potential. It appears as though they will fulfill the same function they did last time.
Glad they're still using that anthem, though. There have been so few memorable themes coming out of Hollywood lately.
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