“Director Doug Liman channels Harold Ramis, albeit taking things in a very different direction (less Andie MacDowell, more Alien MindControl).”
“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.”
“This sequel to the reboot of the TV series 21 Jump Street is about as meta as a film can get.”
“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.”
“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
“Just like with Christopher Nolan’s films, the action isn’t very exciting, and it feels forced into the story because the filmmakers were afraid no one would care about a sci-fi movie without explosions and shootouts.”
“It’s a delightful kind of weird that indulges itself and immerses us completely in a different universe, making the movie feel timeless and something that ought to be recognized as an instant classic.”
“See what happens when humans decide to build whole societies around single isolated virtues and really boring color-coordinated wardrobes.”
“Only once is the idea even brought up that maybe the world ‘isn’t ready for this’, which is immediately shot down with a line that made me want to stand up and cheer: ‘Knowledge doesn’t cause chaos; ignorance does.’”
“It’s just as ridiculous as it sounds and looks. Which in all honesty is what makes it great.”
“The new RoboCop is a starkly dramatic tale of a man-machine hybrid struggling to retain his humanity. This is actually a pretty interesting concept for a movie. But it doesn’t feel much like RoboCop.”
“After seeing it, I can safely say this is as close to date rape as Disney is going to get. It seems it was only put forth as a veiled allegory because the movie is for kids. Had it been for adults, it would have just been rape.”
“This movie left me wanting more, rather than leaving me frustrated, which is high praise for a film that deliberately screws over its own continuity this much.”
“When it comes to Hollywood making a Godzilla movie, this is about the best possible outcome anyone could have hoped for.”
“I wish I could say this film had potential. But potential would imply that someone gave a shit.”
“If there’s one quality that entertainment for Christians shares with video games made for pre-teen girls, it’s the idea that conflict is a dirty word.”
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