Pacific Rim has two major problems, first we apparently miss a lot of monsters and fighting and two it really could have used a timline. It really should be ripe for a prequel but no… like with the Underworld series they are going ahead with a sequel.
Charlie Hunnam in a recent conversation with EW expressed some concern about what can go wrong during the making of films that rely heavily on the technical aspects of special-effects (like the Pacific Rim movies):
“When [shooting] becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process, then all of a sudden, you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you.”
“I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle.”
Pacific Rim 2 will open in U.S. theaters on August 7, 2017.