“Director Doug Liman channels Harold Ramis, albeit taking things in a very different direction (less Andie MacDowell, more Alien MindControl).”
“I think the hardcore Sucker Punch fans are giving the film and its director way too much credit, especially considering how Zack Snyder would completely mishandle Superman just a couple of years later.”
“Sci-fi fans looking for boilerplate action might be bored by the long stretches of exposition and introspection, but that’s precisely what makes the movie memorable.”
“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
“This sequel to the reboot of the TV series 21 Jump Street is about as meta as a film can get.”
“The hunted are mostly one-dimensional, but the hunters are shown in all their glory and look fearsome as they track their prey.”
“It was a bit frustrating to see a supporting cast of instantly lovable and visually dynamic characters end up as little more than set dressing.”
“If the movie was truly meant to be satire, as many of its fans insist, it’s poorly done satire, because there’s very little in the way of actual wit or insight that might distinguish this film from other entries in the genre.”
“These shy boys don’t just not understand women, they don’t understand people.”
“I came for robots, and I left with a migraine.”
“It’s hard to fault a film for not being what you want it to be, but one can’t help but wonder what would happen if Tarantino treated his material with a little more maturity or respect.”
“It tells you what it’s going to show you, then it shows you what it just told you. Understanding this movie doesn’t require intelligence, but rather rote memorization.”
“Can we open up Abrams’ Mystery Box and find out why he bothered to bring back [REDACTED] in the first place?”
“A satire of comic books seems like a surefire concept, and they’ve assembled a great cast here, but unfortunately the script and the direction rob them of all their comedic powers.”
“21 Jump Street is a meta-film that laughs at its very existence.”
“I’m surprised the tagline was ‘Seeing is believing’ and not ‘You will believe reindeer can fly!’”
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