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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Universal and Legendary have released their extensive first synopsis to their latest big monster movie Pacific Rim Uprising.

Check it out 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.

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.”

Sounds pretty par for the course in terms of synopses, but we have to admire its desire to skew character first. My own personal problems with the first one was its shallow nature, and maybe with the emphasis being distinctly personal this time around, it’ll help to captivate my own interest more.

Pacific Rim Uprising is the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film, Pacific Rim. The film didn’t do too well in the states, taking in only $100 million. However, with 75 percent of its box office coming from overseas markets, it managed to snag an extra $309 million, for a grand total of $411 million. Given its huge $190 million budget, it wasn’t exactly a home run, but it warranted another looking at.

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.

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  • Aline

    Didn’t knew Kikuchi was on this one. Glad to hear. She was the best part of the first film.

  • Still kind of salty that Hunnam isn’t in this but I’m glad that Kikuchi is returning. Hopefully they at least allude to Raleigh’s whereabouts.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.