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“These are the movies that almost nobody is excited about, and that almost nobody is looking forward to seeing (though, if history is any guide, people will still turn out in droves to pay to see them anyway).”
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“We can’t send the message that we can be threatened into submission, or that anyone, much less Kim Jong-un, has immunity from satire. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“Why does a Hawaiian Aquaman make sense when his origins can be ethnically ambiguous? Because of the rest of his story.”
“I’m surprised the tagline was ‘Seeing is believing’ and not ‘You will believe reindeer can fly!’”
“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.”
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“And there you have it: an organization that could have prevented the Holocaust is now putting its top people to work stopping a congressman from hooking up with a dancer.”
“Take away the bipolar disorder, OCD, and neuroses, and you’ve basically got yourself a typical romantic comedy.”
“While it’s obvious a lot of thought was put into the teleportation effects, and they’re pretty great when they actually happen, the script itself seems like it could have used a few more revisions.”
“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.”
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“Generally speaking, an audience should never be this aware of the filmmaking tricks of the trade being deployed to artificially amp up suspense.”
“While the film will be lost on those unfamiliar with Dune or Jodorowsky, it provides enough wacky food-for-thought to warrant a watch, but it doesn’t inspire much faith that this adaptation would have been any good.”
“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.”
“For all the good Marvel has done for their female characters, they’re still stuck in the roles of either sidekick or love interest, and are vastly outnumbered by their male castmates.”
“It’s difficult enough for newbies to grasp exactly who Constantine is and what he does without throwing in all these other side characters and unnecessary plot twists.”
“These shy boys don’t just not understand women, they don’t understand people.”