Wake me up when they start adapting China Miéville.
Oh...so close to legitimately being a great family-friendly blockbuster action comedy. [Say that 5 times fast]
Falters a bit in the last third, but mostly really fun and funny. Has one of the best 5-minute gags I've seen lately in any comedy. All are good, but Jack Black...yes, Jack Black...is legitimately great in this.
To rate Xanadu is to not "get" Xanadu. It is 5 stars, it is 0 stars. It is the stars and everything in between the stars. Xanadu is not of this world and thus has little time for your Earthly star ratings or your critical analysis or your good taste. Xanadu is nothing and Xanadu is all.
I mean, how many movies have as many WTF moments as this? Should be cherished as the ridiculous cultural artifact it is. How…
I cannot fully express how much I hated this movie and how painful it was to sit through. It's supposedly a comedy, but none of the jokes are funny. I chuckled once at the very beginning for an Ayn Rand/Fountainhead joke from Jon Favreau and at the very end when Melissa McCarthy is talking to the kids. That's it.
It's so incompetent, so boring and sooooo looonnnnngggggg, that I considered walking out about three different times. It takes a lot…