Micah Simmons’s review published on Letterboxd:
plot: a magic rock causes an incredibly confusing consideration(?)/accounting(?) of Middle Eastern politics in a truly tone-deaf and tasteless way.
kind of impressive how hollow and open this movie is about its bootstrapping, imperialistic bullshit. like, wow! i'm beside myself.
also, just not good. awful effects and script, blah blah blah. just...wow.
i really enjoy the first movie, with all of its flaws. it's so much fun!! but this--no.
i can't even formulate a real sentence about this right now. at least i have a little bit of time before i actually have to be able to do that.