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The latest trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising is packed with giant mech vs. giant monster action

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‘Well, he’s pretty big’

AMC Theaters released an IMAX trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, the upcoming sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film Pacific Rim, and it’s packed with giant robot vs. giant monster action.

Prior trailers for the film revealed that this movie is set a decade after the first film, in which humanity faced down a horde of otherworldly monsters known as Kaiju, using giant mechs called Jaegers. The Last Jedi‘s John Boyega heads up the cast, starring as the son of Stacker Pentecost (played by Idris Elba in Pacific Rim) as he gathers a new band of Jaeger pilots to face a renewed threat.

Those prior trailers helped set up the story and introduce the new characters, but this latest trailer shows off the real reason to see the movie: the enormous, city-leveling fights between the Kaiju and Jaegers. The film looks like it’s leveling up the action quite a bit, with bigger adversaries and more dynamic action as the giant fighters duke it out on the ground and in the air. Ultimately, this is why I loved the first film: it’s like my childhood drawings come to life on the big screen.

Pacific Rim Uprising opens on March 23rd.