It’s 5:01 pm
If anyone knows me,they know I loved the Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) created and directed “Pacific Rim”. The story of huge Jaegers piloted by two humans that fought huge kaiju (monsters) was an pretty epic adventure.
This film seemed poised to be a huge hit here in the States but it wasn’t. A sequel that was already being announced suddenly was in jeopardy because of a underwhelming box office.
But as been the case recently,the American box office isn’t nearly as important as before and “Pacific Rim” became a international hit and once again the sequel was on…
But because of the huge delays in firming up dates/location and budget…many of the key players that made the first Pacific Rim a hit are gone because of “scheduling”.
Del Toro isn’t directing,Charlie Hunnam,Ron Perlman,Max Martini and Clifton Collins,Jr are also not back. Rinko Kikuchi returns but I have a feeling its more of a cameo role.
So my excitement for the second “Pacific Rim” is rather muted and despite a sleek “Starship Troopers” style of trailer which features new Jaegers,I can’t help getting a feeling this “Uprising” isn’t going to do that well…..I hope I’m wrong of course because there I would kill to see Gypsy Avenger was Raleigh and Mako in a “King Kong vs. Godzilla” film that will be coming shortly/.
Below is the first teaser for”Pacific Rim: Uprising”