I know this is considered to be one of the Bogart classics, along with earning John Huston oscars for directing and the screenplay. It also graces us with the famous "stinkin' badges" line. And yet, for whatever reason, it just didn't work for me.
I had high hopes for this show, but, ultimately, it's been nothing more than a ridiculously long and completely ordinary Marvel movie. It's given us the standard "buddy" banter, a buffoonish John Walker, a boring villain, beat you over the head moralizing, and even the tired "training montage."
While WandaVision didn't always click with me, at least it had a direction that was different and interesting. There's none of that here. If anything, this show needed more Baron Zemo; Daniel…
It was .... meh.
I think there's a good movie in there somewhere, but this was a bloated mess. Too many pointless tangents, too many unnecessary characters (not only would one villain have sufficed, but, and I hate to say it, the Steve Trevor story line added nothing to this movie), and just a ridiculous conclusion.
Thank god I only had to stream this because it was nowhere worth the $12 it would have cost to see it in a theater.
You hear, or read about, what Chaplin did in his time (writing, directing, acting), but that doesn't mean you can appreciate or understand it. Then you see a movie such as this. with the physical comedy, the choreography, how his face can say 5 things without a word, and you understand why he was such a genius.