To this day I legitimately cannot comprehend how one of the greatest action adventure blockbusters of the 21st century has a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes when critics hand out positive reviews to every single MCU movie like candy on Halloween.
Rewatched hoping to prove my initial reaction wrong, only to have it reaffirmed. How often does a movie have a really solid second act, but a first and third act that just don’t really do the trick? Almost never, which is why the film is so frustrating. Pretty much everything that’s interesting to me here—the tension, the themes of duality, the characters paths crossing—happens in the second act. The first and third act, however, spend too much time on fleshing…