This weekend marks the release of the much-anticipated sequel to Pacific Rim with Pacific Rim Uprising, and what better way to celebrate than a cool retro trailer?
Below you will find a parody trailer via Nerdist that gives the new film a 1970s Japanese Tokusatsu twist combining elements of classics such as “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, “Ultraman”, and Godzilla.
The film is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s “Daredevil”) and stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.
Pacific Rim Uprising is in theaters NOW.
The rebellious Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) — who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.