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  • Lily Ford
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    20:46, April 9, 2018

    Pacific Rim Uprising's Synopsis Confirms the Return of Mako Mori

    The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

    John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, 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.

    Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

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    • A 15 Year Old Ranger?

      I'm not sure what to think of that...

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    • Honestly, it's ridiculous. The original Pacific Rim was pretty much pushing it beforehand when Chuck Hansen's background stated he was sixteen when he began piloting Striker Eureka with Herc. A fifteen year old is pretty much raising the bar on the canon's use of children as soldiers.

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    • Lily Ford wrote:
      Honestly, it's ridiculous. The original Pacific Rim was pretty much pushing beforehand it when Chuck Hansen's background stated he was sixteen when he began piloting Striker Eureka with Herc. A fifteen year old is pretty much raising the bar on the canon's use of children as soldiers.

      Well, in Israel, the age at which it's mandatory to join the army is 18, so... 

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    • Felipe6666 wrote:
      Lily Ford wrote:
      Honestly, it's ridiculous. The original Pacific Rim was pretty much pushing it beforehand when Chuck Hansen's background stated he was sixteen when he began piloting Striker Eureka with Herc. A fifteen year old is pretty much raising the bar on the canon's use of children as soldiers.
      Well, in Israel, the age at which it's mandatory to join the army is 18, so... 


      But there's a difference. You can do lots of things at 18 and you're legally an adult, but if Chuck was 16 when he first started fighting that shows how bloody desperate the PPDC was for new Jaeger pilots, since he wasn't forced to serve.

      Plus, conscription in Israel is only for 2-3 years, who knows how long a normal "tour of duty" is for a Jaeger pilot? The only ones we saw taken out of combat were medical related (Stacker) or due to combat (Becket)

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    • Chrome Colossus wrote:
      Felipe6666 wrote:
      Lily Ford wrote:
      Honestly, it's ridiculous. The original Pacific Rim was pretty much pushing it beforehand when Chuck Hansen's background stated he was sixteen when he began piloting Striker Eureka with Herc. A fifteen year old is pretty much raising the bar on the canon's use of children as soldiers.
      Well, in Israel, the age at which it's mandatory to join the army is 18, so... 

      But there's a difference. You can do lots of things at 18 and you're legally an adult, but if Chuck was 16 when he first started fighting that shows how bloody desperate the PPDC was for new Jaeger pilots, since he wasn't forced to serve.

      Plus, conscription in Israel is only for 2-3 years, who knows how long a normal "tour of duty" is for a Jaeger pilot? The only ones we saw taken out of combat were medical related (Stacker) or due to combat (Becket)

      True.

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    • Weird thing is, you'd think, with the basic absence of the Kaiju and nothing to really fight, the PPDC would change the requirements for enlistment.

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    • It wouldn't be all that different from what was done in Evangelion; they used kids to pilot giant mechas to face giant monsters. Or in some Gundam series where they used kids.

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    • Aggression25 wrote:
      It wouldn't be all that different from what was done in Evangelion; they used kids to pilot giant mechas to face giant monsters. Or in some Gundam series where they used kids.


      Except with Evangelion, ONLY Kids could pilot Evas

      And Gundam, the kids are either;

      A. The only one to have piloted it and therefore is most expierienced with said Gundam

      B. Are Newtypes/Coordinators/Innovators/Insert Other Names and thus automatically superior pilots


      Jaegers have no such requirments

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    • Except with Evangelion, ONLY Kids could pilot Evas

      I'm not sure this was actually the case. Gendo pulled the kids in as a part of his schemes, it was easier for him to manipulate emotionally unstable individuals to the desired ends. Using adolescents made it more reliable because they didn't have the knowledge or social links that adults would use to demand proper support mechanisms to cope with the psychological stress.

      That said, there is no internal subterfuge for destructive ends going on within the PPDC and there don't seem to be any ancient conspiracies in the Pacific Rim world, so the original point still stands.

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    • Slug gunner fan wrote:

      Except with Evangelion, ONLY Kids could pilot Evas

      I'm not sure this was actually the case. Gendo pulled the kids in as a part of his schemes, it was easier for him to manipulate emotionally unstable individuals to the desired ends. Using adolescents made it more reliable because they didn't have the knowledge or social links that adults would use to demand proper support mechanisms to cope with the psychological stress.

      That said, there is no internal subterfuge for destructive ends going on within the PPDC and there don't seem to be any ancient conspiracies in the Pacific Rim world, so the original point still stands.

      No conspiracies, whatsoever with the world of Pacific Rim, just a war started on the human race by an ancient race of aliens that simply consume other worlds like how parasites consume hosts until there's nothing left...and the people that fight back to protect what they have.

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    • Lily Ford
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