Pacific Rim made its name with two things: big robots and bigger monsters. But the sequel, Pacific Rim Uprising, throws a wrench into the giant-fighting works. What if monsters aren’t the only things we’re fighting?
In this exclusive clip from the sequel, which opens wide this weekend, we see what happens when two Jaegers battle it out. After some missiles imply some sort of treachery or betrayal (why else would human weapons be pointed at humans?), the good guys shake it off and get ready to rumble. It may be a departure from the normal kaiju opponents, but it's still manageable.
John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost, piloting the blue (good) robot with his drifting partner Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), puts the hurt on the red (evil) robot using laser swords, plasma cannons, and good ol’-fashioned tackling.
Nothing brings out the elegant simplicity of two massive hunks of metal smashing into each other like the stark landscape of the Arctic. And massive crevasses in said tundra. Those help too.
Pacific Rim Uprising opens on March 23. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments!