luke’s review published on Letterboxd:
Gore Verbinski is the last of a dying breed—a director who still manages to make big budget blockbusters with soul and craft. We've become so inundated with soulless, plastic, CGI-filled products that come off assembly lines— that when an unabashedly kooky, old-fashioned blockbuster like this made it into theaters, we didn't know what to make of it, and roundly rejected it. It's disheartening to say the least. But yeah, this movie is a blast.