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This looks like Amara comandeering a Jaeger. She’s not wearing the requisite suit, and her hair and appearance are disheveled, making me think she got into this Jaeger in a hurry. And the Jaeger itself is bursting out of its warehouse walls, collateral damage be damned, so it’s fair to say this is Amara hacking the Jaeger.

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Degrassi: The Next Class.

Also shout out to that Brienne of Tarth look-alike on the far right.

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Is Charlie Day wearing eyeliner?

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I’m hoping that this scene is Dr. Newt and Burn Gorman‘s Dr. Herman Gottlieb staring lovingly at each other after being separated for 10 years, before Gottlieb smirks and awkwardly half-hugs his best friend forever.

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Jake and Nate presumably showing the new class of Jaeger pilots how it’s done.

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Okay, I wasn’t sure if that was Boyega in the brief shot of Mako Mori gazing out from the hangar, but it looks like it was him judging by his suit — so that previous scene was of Mako giving her estranged brother a tour of the Jaeger base.

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Jaegers. They’re robots. And they’re pretty cool!

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“This is our time, this is our chance to make a difference. Now let’s get it done!” Jake says, continuing his inspiring monologue to the new Jaeger class again.

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The return of the three-pilot Jaeger, which we first saw in the first Pacific Rim courtesy of the Wei Tang triplets. This Jaeger is not piloted by siblings, but by three seemingly unrelated people, including Amara, who the male pilot is making eyes at. A love triangle? Well, that’s complicated.

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All four Jaegers: Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena, Guardian Bravo, and Bracer Phoenix, in flight.

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“Now that’s what I’m talking about!” Dr. Newt says, back in his familiar nerdy vests but not giving up his eyeliner, it seems.

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One of the crowning moments of Pacific Rim was the moment when Gipsy Danger opened a rocket in its elbow so that it could punch a Kaiju harder. It was a classic “Oh god, that’s so awesome!” moments. This is one of those moments.

Also: this is the third blockbuster in so many months that has whips. Wonder WomanKingsman: The Golden Circle — whips are in. It’s too bad Whiplash in Iron Man 2 was a few years ahead of the game.

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There seems to be some street-level fighting this time around, with more snake-like Kaiju attacking the streets while Nate desperately shoots at them.

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The plot thickens! What is this rogue Jaeger attacking Gipsy Danger? This looks like a turning point in the story, judging by Jake’s shocked face as he and Nate narrowly avoid the attacking rocket.

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“They’ve evolved,” Dr. Newt explains of the new attacking Kaiju, still wearing his eyeliner.

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Bigger and badder kaiju wreaking havoc on Hong Kong (?) again.

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And here’s Jing Tian in her Jaeger pilot suit, injured and fleeing from something terrifying.

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“And they can wipe out all life,” Dr. Gottlieb finishes, giving a dire warning about the new Kaiju. Or maybe…he’s talking about the rogue Jaeger?

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It’s Gipsy Danger’s single sword against the rogue Jaeger’s double sword! Unlike the first movie where the heroes made sure to evacuate everyone in Hong Kong, it seems like there will be a huge loss of human life in Uprising, as the two Jaegers fight to the death in a crowded, still-occupied city.

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The battle between Gispy Danger and the rogue Jaeger continues in a deserted, snowy mountainscape. Perhaps to avoid more casualties, Gipsy fled the city in an attempt to draw the rogue Jaeger away from the massive populations. Or perhaps this is a second battle after which Gipsy Danger lost the first one.

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Burn Gorman’s cheering face is A+.

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Amara is Jake’s new co-pilot? “I think I could get used to this,” she says smugly to Jake as they pilot their Jaeger. This asks a big question: What happens to Nate? Does he die in the first fight with the rogue Jaeger? Or does he have his own malicious motivations? Maybe he’s the one in the rogue Jaeger?

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