★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2019
The direction is heavy handed, the music choices are obnoxious and the actors (as good as they are) are burdened with creating emotional weight the screenplay doesn’t contain.
★★ Watched 31 May, 2019
Too slow a burn with too little payoff. Octavia Spencer tries her best to make it work, but doesn’t end up having all that much to do.
★★★ Watched 23 May, 2019
The action is thrilling, absurd and expertly choreographed and the evolving mythology carries the the film through some of its more padded sequences.
★★★ Watched 04 May, 2019
More of the same wonderful silliness established in the previous installment and featuring the franchise’s best set pieces. Manages to deliver absurdity while still feeling (mostly) grounded.