Pacific Rim: Uprising is in cinemas now, and, well, it's not that great. For all but the most devoted fans of Guillermo del Toro's 2013 B-movie tentpole, Uprising fails to meets expectations, with some peculiar scripting choices, a distinct lack of Kaiju mayhem and some underwhelming action sequences.
The characters are also a wildly mixed bag, to the point that you may well leave the movie having already forgotten the names, fates and motivations of several of them.
To that end, cadet characters Suresh (Karan Brar) and Ilya (Levi Meaden) won't be included on this list, because there's no world where they'd be considered "major", and can you honestly remember anything about either of them beyond the Trololo meme appearing in Ilya's cockpit?
Though few went into this film expecting strong characterisation, it was at least a surprisingly strong suit of the original, especially in relation to Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). Here, however, only a few of the humans manage to be both interesting and well-served.