Loves ruining your favourite film.
A worse script, terrible acting and effects and not one of its central trio of heroes is particularly compelling or likeable.
And yet, this is a film that is self aware enough to realise it’s a video game adaptation and that audience enjoyment is far more essential than sequel planning. It’s light, fun and takes itself only as seriously as it needs to. It is therefore better than the current reboot.
It also features an actual fighting tournament, and a…
I’d say there are shades of a better movie in here but doing the slightest bit of research reveals it’s just rich material horribly squandered. It’s so joyless, and I guarantee the sequel it’s alluding to at every turn will not have been worth sitting through this.
Occasional visual flair in the fights (and a lot of bone crunching gore) isn’t enough to save this. If you’re going for a mid price cgi reboot stick to the far better Power Rangers.
I started this film when it was nominated and from the start I knew I wasn’t enjoying it as much as Promising Young Woman, Minari or Sound of Metal.
Having finished it I hold a stronger version of that view. It’s a very well intentioned movie and I don’t begrudge it any of its awards (except possibly best actress). But it’s pretty tame and the docu/drama mix is jarring at times- Fern tells a fictional sad story and then another…