I’m very much on record as enjoying the shit out of the first Pacific Rim film. Guillermo Del Toro’s mechs-vs-monsters extravaganza hit all of my nerdling g-spots, and I walked out of it thrilled and exhilarated, while simultaneously accepting its flaws and inherent silliness. Next year, we’re going back to this world and while it’s a bummer that we lost Idris Elba in the first one, gaining John Boyega is a definite plus. We’re also getting the returns of Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, and Burn Gorman. Sure, there’s Scott Eastwood there to bland it up, but the trade off is the addition of Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island and the best part of The Great Wall).
The trailer is here. And I am definitely digging it. It’s fun and crazy and ridiculous, amping up much of what made the original fun. Now we’ve got mechs with dual swords and whips and a giant robot version of that crazy-ass ball-and-chain thing that Gogo Yubari used in Kill Bill Vol. 1.
Watch for yourselves:
Not gonna lie, my pants are a little tighter than they were two and a half minutes ago.
PS: For those of you who are gonna lead with “this looks as dumb as the first one” or some variant thereof? No one likes you. Not even your mom.