Pacific Rim: Uprising - Ranking Every Major Character From Worst To Best

9. Mako Mori

Pacific Rim Uprising Rinko Kikuchi

The fact that Mako was the best character in the first Pacific Rim and the worst in this sequel speaks volumes about how fundamentally the film misunderstands what made its predecessor work.

Mako is relegated to a boring bureaucrat role as the Pan-Pacific Defense Corps' General Secretary, quickly setting the plot in motion but basically only showing up in order to be killed off by rogue Jaeger Obsidian Fury at the end of act one.

Considering how well the first movie built her up as a likeable, tough hero - and she was certainly more interesting than Charlie Hunnam's Raleigh Becket - it was incredibly lame that she died without getting to do anything remotely heroic.

Hell, the film didn't even make the most of her sibling relationship with Jake (John Boyega), so she was doubly failed by the woefully disappointing script.

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