Pacific Rim 2, officially entitled Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, is not directed by Guillermo Del Toro, one of the worst and most overrated directors of the past 25 years.
In the world of directors, Guillermo Del Toro is the George Clooney. An director who can’t produce a box office hit, yet who continues to get to direct big budget movies. What is Del Toro directing instead of Pacific Rim 2? A new big screen version of Pinocchio, which has only and probably only will ever have one classic version, the 1940 animated Disney version.
Who is directing Pacific Rim 2, officially known as Pacific Rim: Uprising? The unknown, first time director Steven S. DeKnight.
The biggest question is WHY did anyone greenlight this movie? The original cost well over $200 million to produce and market, yet took in just $100 million at the U.S. box office and, in total, worldwide, $400 million. After movie theaters got their cut, the movie made less than zero dollars.