Pugh’s performance is the best thing about the movie but the story, despite Merchant’s comedic flourishes, feels stale at times.
Although the series hasn’t been reduced to the harebrained level of a big-screen children’s cartoon, the latest chapter is the least sophisticated of the movies.
"Z" doesn’t merely stand the test of time; it transcends it. Watching it today, it’s an eerie, unsettling experience.
A passable way to throw away 100 minutes if you’re willing to turn off your brain and pretend it’s making sense.
Despite offering a riveting, high-energy origin story, "Alita" lacks a genuine ending and this leaves the narrative frustratingly unfinished.
The film has stood the test of time remarkably well, seemingly as fresh and relevant today as when it was first released.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-02-09
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mild Violence, Profanity)
Director: Gary Nelson
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Ben Masters, John Rhys-Davies, Julia Nickson, Khigh Dhiegh, Gordon Jackson, Burt Kwouk, Ping Wu, Kay Tong Lim, Tia Carrere, Edward Petherbridge, John Houseman, Denholm Elliott
A good match for anyone in search of something to “binge watch” from a time long before that phrase was ever used for productions of this length.
Kids will enjoy it more than adults, although there’s enough to keep older viewers from zoning out (at least most of the time).
The gallows humor is pervasive, giving the production, which sometimes crosses over a line into outright parody, a quirky tone.
Wastes its premise while offering little more than a sparkling Henson performance to distract us from the underwritten screenplay.