It might just be me, but the latest trailer for Steven DeKnight’s Pacific Rim: Uprising feels very…YA-ish.
And in and of itself that’s not necessarily a bad thing (and God forbid it appeared exactly the same as the first movie. I’d likely be whinging about that).
But it definitely feels different, anyway.
And one other thing…there’s a reason many of the Jaeger vs Kaiju battles in the first movie played out either at night or in the rain (and sometimes both!). It’s easier to make CGI and green screen seem more realistic if it’s not quite so clearly delineated (which is kinder way of saying that the scenes set in a city in Uprising set during the day look particularly videogamey in a way the first movie did not).