tiaskye ✊🏽’s review published on Letterboxd:
We're living in the bizarre times where this is considered the worst Marvel film where films like Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk are standing right there. Not saying it's great but it's nowhere as bad as people making it out to be.
The visuals and cinematography here are beautiful which is expected from Marvel. There are strong performances from the cast mainly from Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Lia McHugh. For the most part, it's feels so much different from what you see in the MCU. It's slow paced and not a lot of the humor what you normally get.
It's not a flawless film. In fact, it suffers from some main problems. For one: the characters are not fleshed out. Some of them are underutilized and underdeveloped. Two: sure, Chan and Madden's characters are fine but as leads, they're not that intriguing. Three: the exposition is kinda rocky.
Still, it's a good film even with its problems. It's an ambitious film that hits more than it misses. The supernatural/mythical/historical space eccentricity is a nice step from Marvel. Ngl, I want more of it.