TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 24, 2018
Man oh man I hope you like that Tupac song because it's apparently the only song this franchise bought the rights to, and it's heavily featured in this new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising. I honestly can't remember the last time a movie was so tied to one song. Suicide Squad had three different trailers with at least three different songs; American Hustle loved Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times" for that one trailer that played a million times in the fall of 2013 but then switched the song to ELO's "10538Overture" when the second trailer dropped. Point being, Pacific Rim is in the bag for this frickin' Tupac song and I can't get it out of my head now. Thanks a lot music department at Universal.
This new trailer shows off plenty of new footage with John Boyega playing the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from the first film, despite the fact that the entire first film was about how he adopted Rinko Kikuchi's Mako Mori. But yeah, whatever, he's got a son now. And is Clint Eastwood's son just taking over the Charlie Hunnam role? He might as well because you know what? Nobody cares. Just have him play Raleigh whatever his last name was because it doesn't matter.
I was a huge proponent of the first film. I thought it was a breathtakingly fun flick that celebrated the sheer joy of giant robots fighting giant monsters. This looks like a dirge, totally devoid of any fun, and lots of actors scowling at one another in ridiculous looking outfits. It might be good, but it probably won't be. I recommend lowering your expectations now. Pacific Rim: Uprising opens March 23.