TRAILER TRASH: Pacific Rim: Uprising

John Boyega. Robots and monsters. A dose of 2Pac. Listen, I’m all in. Or at least I should be. But our first real glimpse of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING is not very good.

The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s wildly fun, wildly silly PACIFIC RIM takes place a decade after the events of the last movie. During that time the Pan Pacific Defense Corps have been keeping the peace around the globe.

Enter bigger, badder Kaiju and new generation of Jaeger pilots to save the day.

Sounds great, right?

I can’t quite pinpoint what I don’t like about this teaser. The Pac remix doesn’t work. It also looks like director Steven S. DeKnight is trying and failing to do his best Michael Bay impersonation. Good or bad, no one does Michael Bay like Michael Bay.

Or maybe it’s sequel delay, sequel fatigue, or that gritty Power Rangers reboot. Either way it’s a disappointing first look at what should be one of next year’s more entertaining movies. Let’s hope these two minutes don’t do it justice.

C Minus Rating

Decide for yourself below. The movie hits theaters March 23, 2018.

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