How can you write a movie about being in love when you’ve never actually been? That’s the problem facing Chris Evans’ character in ‘Playing It Cool.’
This sequel is even more technically dazzling and visually arresting but not quite as surehandedly diverting and winning as its predecessor.
With its idiosyncratic take on the 99 percent/one percent income-inequality class system and environmental destructiveness at the forefront, the film has remarkable contemporary relevance.
It was Captain America versus Noah at multiplexes over the weekend and it was no contest: the former sped off with the box office crown.
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.
Is six superheroes too much, or not enough? Either way, it’s breezily entertaining.
Talk about a ‘by-the-numbers’ romantic comedy.
There’s nothing like crisp movie making execution — a spirited mix of action, sci-fi fantasy, humor, nostalgia, and romance — to blast through one’s enough-already reservations and been-there-done-that fatigue.