It’s another science fiction thriller that’s awkwardly big and clunky instead of attractively modest and spunky.
Scarlett Johansson’s last movie was Her and all we got was her voice. We never saw her. Her latest might have been called She. Or, possibly: It. And we always see her.
If it doesn’t quite feel heaven-sent, it at least boasts elements that approach heavenly.
This grim, character-driven drama goes completely bonkers and hyper-gothic in the late going.
The narrative is carefully structured to include an appropriate payoff, but along the way is feels strangely and surprisingly farfetched.
‘Rio 2′ is not the triumph its predecessor was. But if the sequel is not quite the equal of the original, it’s in the ball park.
It plays like conjured movie-movie behavior that couldn’t possibly happen in real life. Even though it did.
Think of him as an analog operative in a digital universe, an old-fashioned superhero in a new-fashioned world, a square peg in a roundup of the usual suspects.
It’s a lead performance to crow about.
It’s not an act of sabotage, but it is an act of extravagant and aggressive borrowing — to no avail.
This head-scratching psychological erotic thriller revolves around the age-old narrative device of someone meeting his double.
The question is why he’s doing this, and we don’t get to find that out until the third act.
Divergent is a science-fiction drama set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Chicago, based on the best-selling trilogy of young adult novels by Veronica Roth.
Like its seven big-screen predecessors, this Muppets movie puts a wide smile on your face and leaves it there.