– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Legendary has released a new featurette for the upcoming blockbuster, Pacific Rim Uprising. Check it out above!

In the actual video, we get to see many creatives and their love for the giant monster genre of film. From the likes of Godzilla to Ultraman, Pacific Rim was a film that paid definite homages to the genre that Japan really spearheaded.

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Most notably in the video, director Steven S. DeKnight really seems to have a deep love for the material they are paying homage to. With previous director Guillermo del Toro working on his own stuff, DeKnight is perhaps a much better fit for the material.

In this behind-the-scenes look, we also get our first real look at the character of Amara, played by Cailee Spaeny. She looks to be the scrappy sort of sidekick character, and she even has the skills to have built a Jaeger all on her own, which is pretty cool.

Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of Pacific Rim. In addition to the monster movies it pays respects to, it also looks to pay respect to the anime medium. Sadly, from the perspective of an anime fan, it only really seemed to take advantage of those most shallow aspects of the medium, and it ultimately wound up being an unenjoyable watch for someone like me.

That being said, with the new director at the helm, and the new trailer looking all sorts of fun, I think I may be coming around to this sequel.

What do you think of this video? Let us know down below!

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.

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SOURCE: Legendary

  • CrystalClearTruth

    basically, I’ve learned anything you like, is a crapfest and anything you don’t like, is actually pretty good. Keep up the skewed work.

    • Momitchell

      What a dickhead thing to say…

      • CrystalClearTruth

        It’s my informed opinion. If you don’t like it, fuck off

        • Momitchell

          My informed opinion is that you’re a dickhead, so you fuck off… In fact, why don’t you just fuck your head, since it’s a dick.

          • CrystalClearTruth

            what a childish idiot you are

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      Glad I can be of help!

  • TheOct8pus

    This video game looks…meh…

  • Yerko Vidal Cvitanic
    • underdogchamp

      Word! I loved Ultraman! His costume design still holds up after all this time. And there’s never been a cooler super move than the crossed forearms, edge-of-the-hand laser blast. Ultraman was so ahead of his time. I vaguely remember seeing a fairly modern Japanese CGI trailer for a rebooted feature. Did that ever come to fruition?

  • underdogchamp

    I loved the idea of Pacific Rim but IMH it stumbled on 2 obstacles: 1) it was written for kids but marketed to adults and 2) all the monster fights happened in dark settings. Drinking in the spectacle of giant robots fighting giant monsters is what these movies are all about! I for one am pumped (and fairly mystified) that a sequel to the first one ever got off the ground. I hope they smart up the script a bit and set the fights in daylight.

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.