Thinks it's a lot bigger deal than it really is. Original score was surprisingly brilliant at times and Hardy shines as always, but the lazy pace, awkward Shining-style hallucination sequences and complete lack of intrigue makes for a dull outing. A strong "2".
Really expected to hate this, and the first act in general is a drag, but as far as kids' movies goes, this is a winner. It's predictably wholesome and has decent laughs for viewers of all ages however it's surprisingly dark both in its humor and depiction of violence. There's, like, kind of a lot of swearing lol?? And the bad guys get KILLED on screen, there are no dodgy maybe-deaths here. This ends up giving the movie a somewhat…
+ Tom Holland killin it
+ All the young newcomer actors kill it. Very surprising.
+ Michael Keaton killin it
+ Robert Downey Jr killin it
+ The absolute best part of this is the writing. It's got a very strong plot with weighty emotional highs and lows. The dialogue is genuinely funny, the characters are lovable, the plot has a beautiful pace.
+ The marketing for this was great in retrospect. The trailers seemed like they showed a lot…
Welp. I guess this is going to become an annual thing for me.
It seems that at least (but usually no more than) once a year, a movie will come out that is critically panned, disliked by audiences, and deemed an objectively bad film overall. And somehow--beyond every perfectly justified logical analysis I read speaking out against that movie--my opinion will be the one absurd positive anomaly among a sea of negativity and criticism.
I absolutely loved Burnt. And I…